Yarn Along

6:00 AM

Woo.  Hoo.  It's Wednesday.  And that means it is time for the weekly Yarn Along.  I'm joining again this week with Ginny to share yarn and books.  Two of my favorite things.  This week I got quite a bit of my Citron finished.  We went on a ski trip and I knit while Bryan drove.  I decided I needed easier to knit projects while driving, so I worked on the February Square Swap square on the way back (it's the blue knit under the book).  

I'm not sure where I first heard about this book but as soon as I saw it I put it on hold at the library. (Sezza mentioned the book in last weeks yarn along but I had just picked it up from the library the day before so maybe we saw it on the same blog?).   I had read a book a couple of months back called Bringing up Bebe (written by an American mom married to an Englishman living in Paris.  Her kids were born in Paris).  This book is written by a Canadian married to a Frenchman.  She got a wild hair and decided they should live in France for a year so they moved to the village where he grew up.  I'm only about a third of the way into the book.  The one thing I've concluded so far is that she has been a very indulgent mom to her girls in regards to their eating habits.  The girls are very picky eaters and she is having a hard time getting them to eat a variety of food.  She comes up with food rules for her family.  For example- eat family meals together; Parents schedule meals and menus- kids eat what adults eat- no short order cooking; & eat real food.  And that's about where I am in the book, the rules.  I'm really enjoying this book.  I feel like we are doing a lot of what she writes about.

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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8 comments

  1. I love your citron, I don't have one in that color..yet! The book sounds interesting. Unfortunately back in the day I caved in and became a short order cook!!

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  2. Jen, your Citron is going to be stunning! I haven't knit my own Citron yet, but it's on my list.

    The book sounds interesting. I am a short order cook,but in reverse. I prepare a meal for all my guys to eat and then a seperate meal for me. Oh, I've thought about just preparing one meal, but as I am the only vegetarian in a home full of meat lovers it just doesn't seem fair.

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    1. I know what you mean. The few times I've cooked dinner without meat, Bryan is a little perplexed.

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  3. I also love knitting in the car..I am going to look for your book..sounds good!!

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  4. That Citron is going to be g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

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  5. Its an interesting book isn't it, we do a lot in the book too, except I do give my son a variation on the main meal to get him to eat, and I'm not great at introducing new foods to him.... and I don't live in France ;)

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  6. I love that red beautiful! Your Citron going to look amazing! :)

    Citron is on my to do list.

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