Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yarn Along

I'm joining Ginny over at small things in her loves of reading and knitting. 

In my melancholy yesterday, I remembered this gem that a friend gave me at the beginning of our adventure. It travels with us, for good reason. I have dog-eared many a page as we try the activities and find some we will do over and over.  Just need to remember I have this resource at my fingertips. {Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M. A.}

And you can see, I'm still in the mitten groove...not sick of them quick & satisfying. I've made enough that I don't need to look at the pattern anymore. Mindless knitting = heaven. I should also 'fess up and tell you that I am usually a natural yarn girl...a fiber snob, if you will. I love a bumpy wool or a silky bamboo/cotton blend, but I found this variegated acrylic for a steal at {wait for it}...Big Lots. I tried a skein, loved it, went back and bought up a basketful. On 7's it knits up tightly and fast. So,'re welcome.

And about all are so kind and patient with me. Thank you for your sweet words yesterday and today. I never write intending for anyone to read or respond, but am humbled and grateful when you do.

I knew the blues would ebb, but God has used you to accelerate the process. Engaging in the moments with my babes, rolling with the rhythm of the day, prayer {yours and mine}...have all gently adjusted my perspective.  And then my sweet man came home for an rare lunchtime with us. We had a spontaneous {at least, I wasn't expecting his declarations,} crazy, vision-building conversation including some concrete timelines...I need those flags on the horizon, ya know. As he walked out to return to the office, he reminded me that I have the evening off to go do something fun. Today is joy-filled, joyful.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I do like the color of tha yarn...I'm a sucker for tweeding...mittens are definitely something that I need to knit