Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yarn Along: Leap Day

It has been a rough couple of weeks in the Moose house.  I haven't wanted to be a whiner, hence, no posts.  Between some behavior problems (Moose), some mommy confidence problems (Me), another round of the stomach flu (all three of us), and now potty training (all hands on deck!), I consider it a Lenten miracle not only that I have knitting and reading to share, but that I have the time and energy to share it 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! ~

I started a picot-edge baby blanket for a dear friend who is expecting.  The pattern is a variation on the baby washcloth I worked on awhile back, and is knitting up quickly and easily.  I am using Knit Picks's organic Simply Cotton in Haze Heather.  I am absolutely delighted with the color!

One of the things I gave up for Lent is secular reading.  I'm defining the sacrifice rather broadly, however, and allowing myself to read books (and blogs) that are both directly religious or likely to be faith-inspiring or faith-supporting.  I've chosen Lent and Easter Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton as my daily devotional.  I'll admit to being a newcomer to Chesterton, and I enjoy that his writing is accessible while maintaining enough tradition and formality to seem appropriately reverent.  I am also reading Breakfast with the Pope , although more as a preview before sending it to my sister than for myself.

Please come join us at Ginny's and share what is on your needles and off your bookshelf at the moment!

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  1. Thanks for your comment!

    We had the stomach flu here, too. They say it's going around. Phewy!

    I love picot anything. It always adds such a feminine touch.

    Breakfast with the Pope looks interesting, but I wasn't a fan of Eat, Pray, Love, so I don't know.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about the rough time you've had lately (the stomach flu is *always* horrid). I hope things will get better soon. I love the shade of blue you've chosen for the baby blanket you are making; it reminds me of the sky in springtime. Giving up secular reading is quite a sacrifice--I don't know if I could do it! But, I do like G.K. Chesterton. Do his Father Brown mysteries count? :-)

  3. Oh, Chesterton! I love Chesterton. I was going to say, "I didn't know he'd written on Easter and Lent," but then realized that that was a silly thing to say, because Chesterton wrote on *everything*. :) Good grief, but the man was prolific.

    And yet wonderful. My favorite of his is "Manalive!"

  4. While it may be a quick knit, the blanket looks so rich and textured (love that diagonal garter stitch)that it would be easy to think that it's a complicated pattern. The picot edge is especially charming. Wait, so is the colour. Lucky baby & mama!

  5. That Chesterton book looks fabulous!!!!! I love Chesterton, Orthodoxy is a really great book if you are looking for more.