According to Goodreads, I am currently reading 11 books. This isn't entirely accurate as some of those books have been put on hold or are seriously longterm reads--such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or Home Comforts.
More accurately (and actively) I am currently reading 4 or 5 books, and all but one of those is on my Kindle, so it's hard to represent in a photo. Pictured are A Dance with Dragons, which I've only just started but need to get a move on since it's a library book and it's MASSIVE, and A Little Way of Unschooling, which I am borrowing from Christine.
I am not interested in unschooling my children, personally. (ETA: We are definitely going to homeschool, just not unschool. :) ) I guess some would say I am reading this book with a closed mind, but I am interested in reading about where these families come from and what they do. My actual, real-world contact with unschooling has left me unimpressed in the best circumstances and appalled in the worst. When I was growing up (and homeschooled myself), the only unschooled children I knew were illiterate. The 13 year old (my age at the time) didn't care. The 11 year old did care, immensely, as she came to realize what that meant in the real world, and she was desperately trying to educate herself. Can you imagine realizing how important literacy is at age 11 and not being able to read? I know this is not most unschoolers, but it has left a bad taste in my mouth ever since. So I am glad to be reading this book.
Phew. I didn't mean to write about such heavy stuff. I'll probably post about the book once I finish reading it.
I am knitting a Hatchling cardigan for one of the twins. I absolutely love the texture of this design! The yarn is Tosh Sport; I wish you could feel the squishy goodness of it through the screen. I imagine it will be too big for him right after birth, so if I have time I will knit another newborn sized sweater--maybe a Vertebrae or Puerperium. There aren't that many sweater patterns that are really for newborns--at least, not my little newborns. :) I tried searching on Ravelry and when most designers say "newborn" they mean "0-3 months," which typically means a 17-19 inch chest measurement. I love that Kelly Brooker's newborn sizes are designed for a baby that weighs 7-9 pounds.
But! I am not complaining about this little sweater. Long before I found out the twins were boys I knew I'd be using this yarn to knit this sweater if I was having a boy, and here we are having two. So there you go. :)
Linking up with Ginny.