Well here it is the second week in January and I still am working on some late Christmas presents. It is sad, I know, but I hope the girlies who will receive these will enjoy them…and hopefully they will get them before the cold weather goes away!
After I finish these two projects, I will have to move on to something new. And new means that I get to take a trip to the yarn store. I have been considering a scrap yarn blanket for some time, but I haven’t actually started it. I thought that might be a good project to finally start this year. I’m sure that it won’t hold my interest all that long, but I was thinking of something that I could easily work on throughout the summer when I am most definitely not thinking of knitting.
I also talked a little last week during my crafting goals post that I wanted to make the kids some cowls. I think that this will probably be a relatively easy project to do, I mean, they obviously have very small necks, so the cowl doesn’t need to be that big! But, I need to get new yarn before I can make them. I want something soft, and probably kind of chunky that will knit up quickly. Any ideas would be welcome!
As far as reading goes, I have committed to reading 100 books again this year. Well, I am not entirely sure that I reached that goal last year…I slacked off on recording the books that I did finish. I am determined to keep better track this year though! I don’t know how far I will get, or if it is a completely ridiculous goal; two books each week doesn’t sound too difficult to me, but we shall see! However, considering I have only finished two books so far this year, and we are two weeks in, I am not sure how well this will is going to go!
Right now I am reading two books. The first is one that I saw last year and wanted to read, but never got around to getting the book; A Year of BiblicalWomanhood. The premise is really interesting. A woman goes through the Bible and follows all the commands of women in the Bible. I think it is really interesting to see how she reacts to things such as homemaking and cooking. There are other areas where I think she may be stretching the Bible a bit, like the chapter on calling her husband “Master” – after Sarah calling Abraham Lord. I am enjoying the book, but I do feel like she may take some things out of context. Of course, this is all based on my own personal reading of the Bible, and the teachings that I have come to know over the years. Obviously everyone has a different experience and will interpret things differently.
The other book that I am reading currently, and am extremely excited about, is Notes From a Blue Bike, by Tsh Oxenreider (of the Art of Simple, formerly Simple Mom). So far it is amazing. I love how she speaks about intentional living. It challenges my own thinking on how to live intentionally. Tomorrow I will have a lot more to say on this book, so come back to read more!