Wednesday, July 17, 2013

new book and more knitting


I'm making some progress on the shawl!  Yay!  It definitely isn't an easy pattern for me to do while distracted.  It is, however, easy enough for me to figure out when I have messed up and fixed it.  Since I really despise having to fix my knitting, I try to only knit this when I know I can at least finish a row!  When I start knitting along and have a few minutes to spare, it seems to grow quickly.  So, now I just need to find more uninterrupted knitting minutes!

I just got The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity recently in the mail after several women from my hello mornings! group recommended it.  I am just reading the first pages right now, but it seems like a book I am really going to enjoy.  It describes motherhood as a calling, and talks about the amount of influence we have as mothers on our children.  I haven't read any of Sally Clarkson's other books, but I have heard they are all excellent.  Also that people continue to go back to her books to re-read sections.  Hopefully I will have some time to dig into it this week!

Joining in with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami this week!

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a fantastic book, I will have to check it out! Knitting in 95+ degree heat sounds like a chore, unless you lock yourself in AC And have some solo time ;)

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  2. Blue in this shade is definitely my favourite colour!

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  3. I have to agree with you, I dislike fixing knitting as well. Especially if it takes a while to fix. Lovely blue yarn for your project-how you have effortless knitting this whole week!

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  4. Wonderful book! Read it a few years ago if my memory serves me right... Love the texture of your shawl!

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  5. Sounds like a great book. I have a project like that too where if I mess up it's a pain to fix, and I really don't like that. I guess that's why I have't worked on it too much!

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  6. KEEP ON KNITTING!
    I really like the yarn...and pattern.
    Always a fun morning on WIP when I can peek in and see what everyone is up to.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

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  7. Looks very much like a blue shawl I finished a few moments - an absolutely gorgeous adriatic blue! Goes with everything! How lovely!

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  8. gorgeous shawl, such a rich colour

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  9. what a lovely colour! so hard when you don't have a lot of moments for it; keep at it and it sounds like a wonderful book and very true too! God keep you well!

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  10. Love the shawl! I am currently reading Mission of Motherhood right now too! I am on chapter 6, I believe? SO GOOD.

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  11. Pretty shawl! I love that color. The book sounds really good!

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  12. The shawl is coming along beautifully and I really like that book - one I turn to every year.

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  13. What beautiful colour yarn, your book sounds an interesting read.

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  14. Such a lovely colour blue.
    I know the pain of not being able to concentrate on your knitting and having to rip back :)
    Have a wonderful week.

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  15. I have not read any of her books. They sound good.

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  16. Beautiful color and pattern. Can't wait to see the finished product:)

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  17. Sounds like another book I should get my hands on and read. Lovely shawl! Happy knitting!

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