Wednesday, February 25, 2015

knitting and reading

After taking last week off to rest (and read) some more, I am back for this week's yarn along, and with something new on the needles!


I ended up casting on a little shrug in some purple cotton yarn that I have had forever.  It is knit in a rectangle and then the arms are sewn together by piecing the ends together.  It seems like a very easy knit, and something that Emma will love.  She is all about the knit by mama items lately, unfortunately most of those items take weeks and weeks to finish.  I'm hoping that this one will be quick!  We shall see!  I do need to put it on some circular needles though, because my needles are not long enough for the amount of stitches.


As far as reading goes, I recently finished The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst - amazing book!  I absolutely loved it!  I am having a good month as far as reading goes, all of the books have been amazing, and that is saying something.  Typically I will read one good book and then a couple of just OK books, but I have been happy with all of my selections recently.  In case you haven't been reading here recently, the other books I am talking about are:

Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker
Make it Happen by Lara Casey
Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson

Now I am starting 7 by Jen Hatmaker.  I bought this for kindle when it first came out, but I don't think I ever read it - not sure why!  But, I am reading it now, and it is quite good.  I just finished the chapter on food, and I'm not sure I could only eat 7 foods for one month...I mean of course I could do it, but it would be difficult.  After reading Interrupted I have been thinking a lot about how much I have and how little others have.

What are you working on this week?  Reading anything new?

12 comments:

  1. I read 7 and loved it, but I've never heard of the Best Yes so it's now on my list.

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  2. I love your book selections, but you are making my library list grow too fast for me to keep up! Love that purple yarn!

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  3. That is a great purple. I loved 7 when I read it. It's crazy what we are so used to "needing" isn't it. I'll have to look for The Best Yes, as if I need a longer library list ;-)

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  4. I'm so glad I joined Ginnys this week, so many great book recommendations and I am really feeling in the mood to snuggle up with a good book ... probably in part due to the all that white stuff outside.

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  5. I enjoy Lysa TerKeurst. I haven't read one of her books in a while. I will have to add that one to my list. I love the purple yarn - that should be a quick knit for you.

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  6. Those are names of authors I see all over but lean toward fiction lately so I haven't picked any of their books up... eventually I'll probably get the bug and read some of their books too. Your purple is pretty, my little Millie would love it!

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  7. Your book selections sound so good! And I love the purple! That is going to be beautiful! :)

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  8. What a great update. Thinking that purple is a great color too!

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  9. That sounds like a good book--I'm adding it to my list! And, that is a gorgeous purple yarn. I hope you'll share a photo of the finished project.

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  10. I love that pretty purple yarn.

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  11. I find that since I began blogging most of my reading is non-fiction about blogging or social media. I need to get back into fiction reading since I love novels!

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  12. I LOVED 7 (I did it with an online Bible study group I am a party of) and I have Interrupted on my pile of books by the bed, ready to read.
    I love finding quick, fun knits - that's a lovely colour!

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