Friday, November 1, 2013

Weekly Report: Week #11
Dyeing Yarn, Halloween, and "Gold Leaf"

Another nice, full week!

We dyed some cotton yarn for the Kaya Club's weaving activity next week.  We followed Knit Pick's super simple tutorial on how to dye yarn using Kool-Aid.  The girls loved the activity.

There was some reading, with both girls finishing Sherlock Holmes and starting on Heidi.  Bluebird also finished Bull Run.

I'm trying to start Quiet Reading Time each afternoon with fifteen minutes of religious reading of their choice.  Some days they pick to read the actual scriptures, other days they read from The Friend, and Bluebird sometimes read through the Hymns or Children's Songbook.  It's been on my heart a lot lately, this idea of personal scripture study and how it's my duty as a parent to help them develop that habit early in their youth.

My back went into spasm on Halloween, which is to be expected after playing a whole lot of volleyball last week (Champions!) and going a little crazy with the housecleaning on Wednesday.  I had already scheduled the day off for Girl Scout activities, but we just watched movies all day instead while I laid on the couch in an anti-spasmodic-induced haze.  Our neighbors offered us full access to their majorly impressive DVD collection, so I let each kid pick a movie.  It was a good day, barring all the horrific pain that accompanied it.  And then we had trick or treating, which is always fun!

Good week.  I'll leave you with some other pictures taken throughout the week.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Great week, I would have never thought to dye yarn with Kool-Aid. I wonder do you rinse it so the sweet smell goes away. Take it easy with your back.

  2. Dyeing yarn looks like a great activity - I bet my daughter would love that! Great job on the paintings!


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