My Norsk Cloak has come to a short standstill as I ran out of yet another color of yarn. In the mean time, I thought I’d swatch something pretty in the soft red/pink that didn’t make it into the final version of the Norsk Cloak. It ended up getting ripped up and terrible. So then I looked in my stash for this lovely lace weight pretty yarn to make myself a summery shawl. All those swatches failed too. I learned, once again, that I hate working lace patterns that needs concentration on both the right and wrong side. I much prefer concentration on the right side, and then just purl the whole wrong side. I don’t have the brainpower, or patience to do some lace patterns I want to do. So this week for my yarn along, I’m just showing you yarn that is doing nothing.
I’ve also put aside my current reading to go over the Shakespeare curriculum I’m putting together for this Fall. We will work through How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare (which is not directed to homeschoolers at all, by the way. It’s just for parents.) I heard the author speak on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, and he said the Young Reader’s Shakespeare versions of plays are his favorite for introducing the stories of Shakespeare, and would be a nice companion to learning the language of Shakespeare in his book. So we got a few of those. I have never read “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” before if you can believe it. It’s painfully funny. I know my kids will like it, but there are so many story lines going on at the same time that we may make some sort of visual/poster to sort out the various stories as we are reading them. A guide, a few books, and some make-as-we-go posters. That’s about what that curriculum is going to look like.
Also, before I forget, I have to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway for the ebook package Teaching from Rest!!
Rafflecopter drew a random winner and that is: Erin Russell!!
The ebook will be delivered to your email shortly, directly from the author herself. Congratulations!
I’d love to encourage others who didn’t win to check out the book anyway. It is seriously worth it.