Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Words and Wool

I've been wanting to knit something with this lovely skein of lace weight merino a friend sent me from New Zealand several years back. I finally found a shawl pattern to try. The wool is finer than the pattern calls for but I did that on purpose and it will kind of be an experiment to see how it works out....The pattern is Henslowe and can be found on Ravelry.

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love by Jerry Bridges is an amazing book! Why have I not known about this book before this year? My friend Candice recommended it and I'm so glad that I checked it out of the library. This book gives such a beautiful picture of God's grace and what His grace means for us. It will be one of my most highly recommended books of the year.

The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton is set in England both in modern times and the 1920's. If you are a fan of Downton Abbey this is a great novel to read. The story is told by an elderly woman who served as a lady's maid in one of the manor houses of England. It involves a suicide (or murder?) and plenty of interesting twists.

You can find more wool and words over at Ginny's Yarn Along.

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Leslie said...

Just clicked "buy" ! That henslowe pattern is sooooo pretty.

Jessica said...

what pretty yarn! im trying some crochet to bind some flannel a la the purl bee receiving blankets and it's going OK. somewhat inconsistant but not bad for a first go. i cant wait for downton abby to come back to the air waves (or computer waves as the case may be).

Lorna said...

The wool is lovely and I'm very interested in the second book, that sounds right up my street, I'll have to look out for it.