I thought I would join in with Ginny's yarn along this week. Then I realized that most of my reading this past week has been homeschool related.
We have been slowly beginning our Norse mythology block, using the very beautiful D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths.
The three fays of destiny who spin the thread of life for all at the foot of the world tree.
(It seems like soon would be a good time to get caught up with a homeschool post...)
And then I realized that I am not knitting anything at the moment either. But there is this granny square that I have been crocheting. Some of you might remember that I had some kind of granny square doll blanket on the list of possibilities for christmas gifts. I was working on them a little bit but then I didn't like one of them very much, and it didn't look like I was going to be able to finish them in time anyway. This is the one I was making for Chessa, I like it mostly, though I'm not sure if it's a little dull. I will do more yellow as I continue to try to brighten it up. And suddenly I have a really good start on Chessa's birthday gifts, (end of May,) I like that.
But actually I haven't worked on the granny square for a while. Mostly the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying embroidery during any handwork time I have.
And some special sewing too. With vintage feedsack scraps that just make me so so happy.
So, it is feeling like the new year is getting off to a pretty good creative start. Though it does seem like we sometimes need to try extra hard for the inspiration during these still dark winter days. What are you creating or being inspired by these days?