Yarn Along

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday and that  means it's time for the weekly yarn along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone for books and knitting!  Two of my favorite things.  I finished the Sweet Memories Cowl for my friends birthday (that was October 2nd).  Good thing too because I'll see her next week.  After I had to rip it back to row 4, once I got going, it was a fast, easy knit.  The only problem I had was I almost ran out of yarn!  Luckily I had the same color going on my Log Cabin Blanket.  I quickly finished that section and used the leftover yarn to finish the cowl.  Whew.  Otherwise I would have had to improvise.  I just need to block it and I'm good to go.

I just finished the book Bringing Up BeBe.  It's written by an American woman, married to a British man, living in Paris.  She compares French parenting to American parenting.   Her kids are an interesting blend of French and American cultures.  She talks about how French kids eat just about everything rather than the American staples of Mac n Cheese, chicken nuggets, and other starchy staples.  The kids will eat each course as it is set out which they learn in pre-school!  She also talks about how American parents are helicopter parents and how French parents are strict about certain things, but kids have their freedoms too.  I find it interesting.  I see kids on the airplane who run their parents ragged and basically are the boss of the family.  I'd like to think we have a good blend of both French and American parenting (and we weren't even trying) with Corrine.  Plus it was a funny read as she pokes fun of being an American in Paris.
Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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  1. Sounds like a neat book! Thanks for the recommendation. Lovely lovely lovely cowl!!! You did a great job and I know that your friend is going to adore it!

  2. Sounds like a very interesting book.

    My friend, Jenn, is raising her daughter, Sam, very similar to the 'french' way. Sam eats just about everything and she RARELY eats the "American child staple foods".

  3. Your cowl is lovely, Im sure your friend will love it!

  4. That books sounds like a great read, especially since I loved Julia Child's biography. I'm also so excited that you finished the cowl! It looks wonderful and your friend is going to overjoyed to receive it!

  5. This book is definitely on my list - and I *love* that cowl!


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