yarn along

I am still knitting the shawl that I started last week.  Let's be honest, I will probably continue to knit this shawl for the next couple of months before I actually finish it!  And I also have to say, it started out knitting pretty quickly, and then I realized that I was going to be working hundreds of stitches at a time just to finish a row, and now it is not so quick :-)  But, it is still a fun pattern, and as long as I have a bit of uninterrupted time, I can complete an entire series of rows, and that is fun.  The yarn I am using is so soft, and anything soft is always fun to work with!

My purple scarf is also still in the works.  It is a great project to work on when I get bored of counting stitches.  I have resigned myself to not having the ability to knit one project from beginning to end without casting on something new.  So these two projects give me the variety I need without getting discouraged about difficulty (or my children ripping rows out!).

I have just finished a few books.  The first is called Finding Church: Stories of Leaving, Switching, and Reforming.  I was really looking forward to reading this book because I think we are all trying to find a good church, or more accurately, a good community.  However, I had a lot of trouble getting through this book.  Some of the stories were very encouraging, but in others the tone seemed so angry, it was uncomfortable to read.

I also just finished reading both Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, the companion book to the documentary and Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook.  I'm not sure I can really count a cookbook against my 100 books goal, but they were both very good.  The recipes look amazing.  Vegan cooking is not something I have had a lot of experience with, and I am looking forward to trying some of the recipes with the different nut sauces and other flavors that aren't part of my everyday.

On my "to read next" list, I have Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home, which I just received yesterday and am anxious to get into.  OK, I have a long list of books to read next, but I always get excited when I receive a new book in the mail!  If you want to find out what else I am reading, you can click over to my 2013 book list or find me on goodreads.

Today is the last day to enter my Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway.  So be sure to enter if you haven't already!

Joining in with the yarn along and WIP Wednesday


  1. The shawl is coming out beautifully, I love the look of it already!!!! I also want to order that Forks Over Knives cookbook!

  2. Your shawl look already beautiful, I agree with Jessica. It looks comfortable and soft.

  3. Your project is beautiful, lovely colour.

  4. Another shawl! They're everywhere today, and even I am knitting one. Beautiful color you're working with, and if it's soft, even better! Happy knitting. :)

  5. Love your shawl and thank you for sharing about Forks over Knives - I have also been learning more about cooking Vegan -not ready to make the switch - but do like to make more healthy meals.

  6. Haha, it is so funny how those increasing shawls have that effect! It seems so quick until you start getting to the giant rows. I love the color.

  7. What a pretty shawl! I absolutely think that cookbooks count as real books!

  8. The shawl looks great so far! Such a pretty color. I've been wanting to see the Forks Over Knives film, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I cook all vegetarian meals (and mostly vegan) so I think it would be cool to check it out. Didn't know there was a cookbook to go along with it!

  9. great shawl...love the color...and I know what you mean as it gets longer and slower! I had some soft yarn I loved knitting with...made a cowl and wish it was looser...wish it enough to consider taking it out and re-knitting it wider...not my usual choice to do that! I have some camo yarn for my boys fingerless mitts. Stiff and just not loving it, so it gets set aside quite often for other projects.. gotta find something to knit out of another color of that wonderful, soft yarn!!
    We considered switching churches and waited it out...some stuff will never be good. Relationship that suffered too much...people who revealed sides of themselves that are not good...good luck in your search.


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