Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yarnalong!

From Ginny's blog "Small Things": Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?

This week's knitting is pretty simple: I'm just making some new dishcloths. Simple, but satisfying - and satisfying both to knit and to use. I love this pattern (and it's free!). It makes a dishcloth with a great, nubby texture that scrubs well.


The book is part of my self-education effort - I realized, after buying myself about 10 books on writing this Christmas (yay giftcards!), that I'm trying to give myself a crash course in my chosen profession. I've handed myself a reading list, given myself assignments, and I'm taking notes like mad.

You can take the girl out of college, but you can't take the college out of the girl! :D I have always been, and will always be, a gigantic nerd. I love school. And apparently, if I'm not in a class, I'll just invent one for myself.

Anyone else out there like that? I know I have friends who've self-educated themselves on gardening, on fitness, on nutrition . . . what's your thing?

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


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12 comments:

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I do the same thing. :) My areas have been childbirth, and then nutrition, and now I'm working on urban homesteading! Apparently we ended up with that "love of (self-directed!) learning" that everyone is talking about. :)

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Btw, if you wanted to knit some washcloths for my birthday, I wouldn't complain... ;)

Jessica Snell said...

Emily, you were totally one of the people I was thinking of! :D

(And thank you for the birthday hint. :D )

Elisa Armstrong said...

I'm always self educating myself on a bunch of things! Photography, blog design, gardening...and cooking is always a science experiement in my kitchen. =)

Evelyn Hender said...

Simple and satisfying patterns can be just what you need sometimes :) I like the yarn colours

Luisa said...

I think you may have inspired me to make some dishclothes its such a short and satisfying project and great for trying new stitches like Tunisian crochet. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can only imagine what else comes out of our mouths with kids. My favorite question when I spot something brown is it poop or chocolate? Usually its chocolate.

Luisa said...

I just had to add something about inventing our own courses and self learning its a wonderful thing to self motivate. I am actually self learning French, meditation and mindfulness and an art course. Ambitious yes what I love about self learning no tests no grades!

Luisa said...

I just had to add something about inventing our own courses and self learning its a wonderful thing to self motivate. I am actually self learning French, meditation and mindfulness and an art course. Ambitious yes what I love about self learning no tests no grades!

jen said...

you name it and i've probably tried to educate myself on it. i read voraciously and am always trying to figure out how to do something on my own. it's probably good that my son has autism because writing all of the task analyses for him, helps me figure something out for myself.

Kathleen said...

I love knitting dishcloths because it is something simple to complete but also something pretty to enjoy while doing the dishes. Enjoy the self education. I love school too.

Lisa said...

I make dischcloths from Sugar and Cream yarn too! They're the best!I am into self-education too...

Jessica Snell said...

Thanks all for the comments - it's so fun to hear from other women who are making things and learning things!