Yarn Along this week shows very little progress. I messed up when I re-knit the beginning of the shawl (calculated the increase wrong) so I had to rip it out a second time. This time it's right.
As you can see, my knitting time was also used up for some new reading. I used some of my election money to splurge at the book store (or Chapters in this case). Not pictured were a couple of novels Ella needs for school this year. Fairy House Handbook is for Ella too. I wish we had a bit of bush around the house, it's so hard to find building material. 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More is a book I've wanted for a while. Ever since I saw this on Ravelry:
A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family & Faith throughout the Christian Year this book was suggested by Elizabeth. I find it quite interesting. It's mostly recipes, but it gives historical information and it doesn't forget that we Protestants celebrate the liturgical year too. It's a bit fish-heavy though. Not only would I go broke buying that much fish up here, we're just not fish people. Also, the author gives a really bad piece of advice near the beginning. She tells the reader to let kids help (good advice) but to make sure to give them a very dull knife because "children are always falling off a stool". REALLY?! If the child can't reach the table, maybe cutting isn't a good job. No one should ever cut with a dull knife. Dull knives are DANGEROUS. You have to press harder and it increases the risk of cutting yourself. Ella has always sliced and diced with my sharpest knives. A sharp knife does the work for you. OK, I'm off my soapbox now -ha ha!
I did have one other book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations but I decided to return it. There just weren't enough recipes that I would actually make. It's very much an American book, I think. All dips, drinks, and hot stuff. Not our kind of foods (unlike her other books).