Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yarn Along...

Still working on the Kilim Throw...   It seems I've slowed down, as last Wednesday I was nearly half finished and now a week later I'm just a little over the half-way mark.   I did decide to add some rows to make this longer so my half-way mark moved, but still...  I hope to get some more momentum going on this and get it finished soon.  Then again, it's been such a mild winter I'm not sure it will get cold enough to really enjoy this lusciously thick blanket before spring.   No complaints from me on that count!

Last weekend I picked up Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers and I can't believe how good this story is.  It is a Christian fiction novel that is meant to parallel (in many ways) the book of Hosea in the Bible.  It's a story about a man who marries a prostitute and remains faithful (in spite of incredible odds) to helping her heal from the damaging things that have been done to her - from childhood on.  It's heartbreaking, insightful, and inspiring.  This story is a beautiful analogy of all that we're told in scripture about God's capacity for forgiveness and His desire to redeem the broken and lost.   I highly recommend this book.

To see what others are making and reading, click on the graphic below to go to Ginny Sheller's Yarn Along.

http://www.gsheller.com/2016/02/yarn-along-265.html

15 comments:

  1. that blanket is beautiful! things often go more slowly than what I wish! I have not read this book but know many who would love it... sounds intriguing... our God is so full of mercy!

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    1. The book is excellent. I am motivated now to read the book of Hosea (again? for the first time? I'm honestly not sure). I have a feeling I will read it with new appreciation and understanding. God is indeed merciful. And patient. And all things good...

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  2. I love the way those colors are blending in your wrap. Such strange warm weather this winter for sure.

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    1. We're supposed to get a cold snap next week, so maybe I'll be motivated to get this finished so I can enjoy it yet this winter. :^)

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  3. I read Redeeming love years and years ago and I still remember how good it was. I wish I could find another good read like that. Beautiful blanket.

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    1. Oh, my - this book is so good. I can't seem to put it down. But I must from time to or else I'd get nothing else done. I will say, this is the quickest I've ever read a 450+ page book!

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  4. I love the colors in the throw. It looks like something to spend a few hours wrapped in while drinking tea by the fire. I might have to make one!
    thank you for stopping by
    Karen

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    1. Imagining such a picture makes me smile. :^)

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  5. I adore the colors in that throw, and the design is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Heather. Say...I'd love to be able to see your new blog, but your settings are such that I can't access it. I also can't find a way to e-mail you to ask permission to read it. Hopefully you'll see this and I'll hear from you. If not... :^(

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  7. These colors are so good together! It looks like patchwork!

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    1. Thank you, Alina. It does sort of have a vintage-y feel.

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  8. That blanket is so gorgeous, I love the mix of colours :)

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