Today I’m joining Ginny for her Wednesday Yarn Along, sharing what I am reading and knitting.
I’m still knitting the elf hat I mentioned in my last Yarn Along post. I made some progress on it during our unplugged time last week. This hat is not for Bracken this time because he still has one that fits. This one I’ve been making with Saturday Market in mind, which starts the first Saturday in April. I’m envisioning our booth filled with lots of wooly creations and I’m bringing that vision to life one stitch at a time (or felting project at a time.)
I was in the mood for a soul-warming read and finally finished ‘The Power of Your Spirit’ by Sonia Choquette, which had been next to my bed for awhile. Normally I read Sonia’s books as fast as I can get them, I love them so much, but I had the intention of journaling along with this book as I read it to answer the questions at the end of each chapter. Well, by the end of the day, when I got the opportunity to read, I was just too tired to do much journaling besides my usual gratitude list. So I kept holding off on reading it. I’m glad I finally decided to just read it, I enjoyed it immensely. (I can always read it again and journal along with it then.) What she wrote about the stages of spiritual awakening really rang true to me and of course I always love the stories she includes, giving a soulful perspective of people’s lives. It’s the kind of book that I completely filled with bookmarks because there were so many quotes I wanted to write down.
After finishing ‘The Power of Your Spirit’, I started reading ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ by John Steinbeck, that I got from the library. It’s definitely not a lighthearted read, but I’ve been enjoying it so far, I’m still in the beginning. It’s so different than anything I’ve ever read before and reading about difficult things people go through deepens my gratitude for the important things in life.
And yes, that’s snow in the background! (I marveled at how the blue alpaca yarn and the blues in the book covers blended so beautifully with the snowy background.) We woke up to snow and it’s been snowing all morning. We’ve already had the electricity go out several times and were delightfully surprised when it came back on. We appreciated some unplugged time last week, though it put us quite behind in our work and we’d like the electricity to stay on so we can keep at it.
What have you been knitting and reading?