Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yarn Along

I love this idea. It comes from Ginny at Small Things. The idea is to share a photo of some knitting that you are working on and what you are reading. I don't quite know why knitting and reading go so well together, given that I haven't managed, yet, to figure out how to knit and read at the same time but somehow, they do seem to go together. Maybe it's just the fact that both seem to harken to stolen quiet moments, which for me right now, are so few and far between and something most definitely to be treasured.

I finished the back to the tunic I am making for Pk yesterday (and this evening, got a good start on the front). It isn't the most practical garment but it's awfully pretty, I think. I love working with bamboo and this pattern is pretty but doesn't involve too much complicated counted, which is a nice bonus.

In terms of reading, I am bouncing between several books at the moment, as usual. I always have at least one novel and one non-fiction book, usually faith and/or parenting related and this week is no exception. "Sacred Parenting" has been wonderful so far. I have to admit, it's a bit slow going for me since I need to be in the right quiet headspace for it and I just haven't been there of late. "Cast of Characters" by Max Lucado is wonderful!!! I have a new, very good friend who has no experience of church or Christianity who has decided to become a Christian. She has many questions about the Bible and I have been looking for some reading for her that starts easy but that I am comfortable with. This book is marvelous - profiles and discussions of major Biblical characters and as always, Max Lucado helps me to see things in new ways. My fiction reading, "The Quilter's Holiday" by Jennifer Chiaverini, is brilliant. I LOVE her books and her characters and she always manages to make me want to get out some quilting, even though I am most definitely a knitter at heart. Her books make me want to think about really matters and focus on that - family, friendship and, of course, crafting!

I'm off to check out some other Yarn Along blogs. Thanks for visiting if you are just stopping by!


  1. Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz. The tunic is beautiful, love the shell pattern. Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors, actually met him once when I worked at a family camp he was attending.

  2. I hadn't heard of Max Lucado before but did a search after reading your post and, there it was, a book title that exactly speaks to something I have been wrestling with for a while "Live with the confidence that God loves you". Also, I am always looking for more satisfying fiction books as I don't like the cynicism of many authors, so am looking forward to trying out Jennifer Chiaverini. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Such a lovely pale shade of pink.

  4. Today I am visiting at Yarn Along.

    Beautiful tunic! I enjoy reading Jennifer Chiaverini's books also--recently read The Runaway Quilt which includes civil war era quilting.

    I am currently reading Epicenter by Joel Rosenberg--a fascinating look at events in the Middle East.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  5. That is so adorable! I can see a lot of work has gone into making it. Sounds like a great selection of reads too :O)

  6. Thank you, everyone, for stopping by! I have really enjoyed visiting your blogs, too!

  7. What beautiful knitting! I know I am a little late, but it looks wonderful!