Ginny's Yarn Along is a great place to see lots of knitting and reading ideas. I'm joining again this week. Thank goodness for the Yarn Along; it seems to be the only time I blog recently.
I've been reading Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Alana Dakos (of Never Not Knitting fame) a lot recently. It's a sweet little book about a little girl learning to knit. Lil One got the deluxe version of this book for Christmas (includes paper dolls and a jigsaw puzzle), and in the past week or so has completely fallen in love with it. We read it several times a day and Lil One has started knitting her own blue scarf -- well, she's sat through two rows of 15 stitches with her hands on the needles, which I find impressive for a 2-and-a-half year old. She's also incorporating phrases from the book into her speech. She'll look at me and proclaim, "Mommy, you're a knitter!" or grab and hug the nearest random knitted thing and declare, "I love your knitting SO MUCH." While I know this won't last, I'm pretty thrilled.