Wednesday, February 8, 2017
I haven't done a post for a while for the Yarn Along and I've really missed it. We just finished a marathon of report card writing and in our province, we have a new report card that took FOREVER to write for each child. My principal read them this week and they were approved so, I can now go back to my usual evening pursuits. I love the Yarn Along - seeing everyone's knitting and getting suggestions for books puts me in such a happy mood. Thank you, yet again, Ginny at Small Things, for hosting this wonderful link up!
I've got two projects on my needles at the moment. The first is a baby blanket. I found the pattern on Ravelry (of course) and it is just what I wanted. I am using some old Bernat Baby that I had at home which is really super soft and it looks so pretty in these cables. This is the perfect pattern, in my mind - it looks lovely (my lack of skill as a photographer doesn't do it justice) and it's very easy, just a repeat of six rows with a cable on the 2nd row of every six. I don't have to pay too close attention to what I am doing and it's very easy to fix any mistakes if they happen. I am loving the pattern!
My other project on the needles is a bit of a silly one. I am assuming that since everyone here is a knitter, you are familiar with the "pink pussy hat" project. I had a request from a friend for one and, before I knew it, I had about ten requests for hats. I have finished five of them now. The blanket has to be top priority (the baby is due in eight weeks so it needs to get finished!) but the hats make a really easy travel project or when I am sitting around at the skating rink while P.K. skates. It makes a silly and fun gift and is uplifting to the spirits of some friends who are feeling pretty discouraged at the moment.
In terms of reading, I keep reading several books at once, as well. For the Red Couch book club over at SheLoves, the book for the month was Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chang Rah. This book is AMAZING and especially timely given everything happening in the U.S. at the moment A friend recommended Streams of Living Water by Richard Foster after I mentioned that I had loved his book on prayer. I'm not reading it quickly but I am really enjoying it. Finally, I have been reading The Love Letters by Madeleine L'Engle for a while. She is one of my favourite authors in the entire world and I am gradually collecting all of her books (I love buying used books on abebooks.com and this was a fairly recent purchase). It's not horrible but I can't say that it's her best.