Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Yarn Along...

I'm almost finished with the blanket I'm crocheting for a friend.  I can't wait to get it in the mail to her.  Hopefully by the weekend!  Though the weekend appears to be a busy one, so I'd better make Monday my goal for sending it off.



I finished From the Kitchen of Half Truth and highly recommend it as a light fiction read for any female reader, teen through adult.

And I've decided to revisit The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis.  I started it during the weeks leading up to Easter and had to put it aside as I was finding myself in an almost too reflective place (following the death of a dear older friend).  But I've decided it would be good to pick it back up again. This translation is a rich and honest look at the Christian life and how we are to live.  The truths are simple and honest.  A very relatable translation written for modern readers, but with a touch of humor that crosses over from another time with truth and eloquent wit.  I highly recommend this for a devotional read. You'll be tempted to read this through (leaping from one reading right into the next), but I'm finding it is best savored slowly with time to contemplate between each sitting.


Visit Ginny's Yarn Along  and check out the variety of yarny creations others are working on.  Wander about the Small Things website and you'll, no doubt, be charmed by pictures of Ginny's family and her sweet way of telling about their lives.


8 comments:

  1. Love the colour of the blanket. I will have to look at our library for The Imitation of Christ. Hope you get your blanket in the mail soon.

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    1. I may have it done yet tonight! It may be in the mail by the weekend, afterall. :^)

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  2. What a beautiful blanket, I love the pattern and the delightful colour. Wonderful.

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  3. wow...what a gorgeous blanket. The colour and pattern are lovely together!!!

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  4. Your blanket is beautiful!! The color reminds me so much of the natural Logwood dye I love so much. Thanks for stopping by to say hello : ))

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    1. I had to look up Logwood dye to see what it is. While I'm not experienced at dying (at all) I find the idea of using natural materials to dye fibers fascinating.

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  5. That's a lovely blanket; is it your pattern?

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    1. No, it's not my pattern. It's from the book, Weekend Afghans from Leisure Arts. ISBN: 0806964863. I've made two afghans now with this pattern. It is so easy, yet makes a lovely blanket.

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