Thursday, 25 August 2016

yarn along



I finished to knit the mittens and I have some projects that I want to start. But I decided to practice and try out some new things. 
Like the frilled cast on and finishing techniques
It's such a great thing to have all those tutorials available on the internet. If my mother and sisters would live close I could ask them for help from time to time... but since that is not the case I rely on the internet.

I am reading a nice book called "dancing in the dark" by Maureen Lee. I enjoy the story and the characters. 

Joining Ginny at her yarn along.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

yarn along


Already a while since my last "yarn along"...

I found a pattern that I saved on my computer a while ago (this link). The pattern is for thumb-less baby mittens. A cute, small project. I finished one quite fast and need to do the second one. I only need to improve my yarn tension a bit and learn how to "kitchener" the top of the mittens close (I just sew them close). I made the hypo pattern but there are other ones and I have plans to knit two pairs more...

I am reading (just finished) the book "Helen of Troy" by Margaret George. It took me quite a while but it was a very nice book. A good balance between mythology and keeping it as close to history as possible.

Please check out Ginny's yarn along and join if you like.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

writing


From somewhere I rescued once two small blackboards. Yesterday the kids re-discovered them. Yotam is not much of a drawer or painter- the girls at his age already created nice drawings. But yesterday he enjoyed to draw circles and even patterns- I was happily surprised. He even wanted to learn how to write his name and apart from the "A" where I helped a bit he managed by himself.



Helen can't wait to start 1st class (3 weeks to go). Since weeks, even months, she is so excited and in the last days she intensified her interest in learning to read and write.
In Kindergarten they learned the Hebrew letters (their names and how they look) and she's starting to "connect" them and is trying to read (Which is not so easy in Hebrew because some letters can have different sounds- not like in German where each letter has a certain sound and there are only a handful of rules in order to know how to read).

She's also learning the latin letters. Once I drew a poster with all letters and the girls use it quite often if they don't know how a letter looks like.
Helen is already managing to read and write easy words. I love to be part of this process.