Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yarn Along: After Christmas Exhale

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along today:
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
As predicted, with the flurry of wrapping, cooking, driving, and visiting for Christmas, I didn't get much of a chance to breathe let alone pick up my needles again until yesterday.  I'm very happy with how my cowl is coming along!  It has taken me nearly three years of knitting to finally get it through my head that wild yarn really needs a milder pattern so that the detail and colors aren't constantly at odds.  The main body of this one is a simple stockinette with a slip stitch - enough dimension to keep it from being boring, but simple enough to let the yarn shine.

I received Lisa Hendey's Book of Saints for Catholic Moms from my mom for Christmas. It was not at all a surprise gift, as I begged and begged for it before it was even published in October.  The format is very busy-mom friendly: 52 Saints, each with a short bio, take-away life lessons, a short passage and prayer for each day of the week, and both personal and family activities ideas for the week.  Lisa Hendey's writing is very accessible to someone like me, who frequently struggles to keep up with prayer and I hope I will be able to keep up with the Saints over the next 52 weeks.


  1. Ooooo, I'm sure the cowl will be pretty when you have it all finished!

  2. Beautiful! I think you struck the perfect balance between the busyness of the yarn and the complexity of the pattern. I can't wait to see it when it's done!