Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Words and Wool

Happily, and sadly at the same time, I finished my Magic Cake Shawl this morning! YAY! I am even more pleased with it than I thought I would be! Such a perfect after-Christmas knit and I wish I was starting into another one right now. Oh well. This snow and being blissfully stuck at home means maybe I can pull out some of my works in progress and get back to work on them! (still need to block the shawl!)

Rachel is still working on her shawl (hers is sock yarn) but it did come to an abrupt halt yesterday when a jumpy boy (stuck inside) happened to snap one of the knitting needles. Sigh. Now I'll have to get to the yarn shop sometime soon!

First of all, I compiled my Top 10 Books from 2013 in a list here.

Million Little Ways, A: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily Freeman was started on Sunday, the first day of the snow. Oh is this good!!!! Once again, its the subject matter: art and the Christian but its even more than that. This book is for everyone to benefit from, not only those who like to make art or enjoy art. The premise of this book is that each of us, in a million little ways, is making art/bringing glory to God. Emily wrote another book that I seriously benefitted from and would also highly recommend: Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life.

King's Book (Louise A. Vernon's Religous Heritage) by Louise Vernon was begun on Sunday with the children. It is historical fiction for kids centered around the translating of the King James Bible. So far everyone is enjoying it!

Ploughman's Lunch and the Miser's Feast: Authentic Pub Food, Restaurant Fare, and Home Cooking from Small Towns, Big Cities, and Country Villages Across the British Isles by Brian Yarvin was written for Americans so they can cook and eat authentic British food. It's such fun reading and the food is so tempting! I've worked a few items into our January menu.

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Donna said...

I have my magic cake all ready to go. I will probably cast it on this weekend. I love how yours turned out! And I love that your daughter is making one too. Happy knitting!

Creative Design said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shawl! Visiting from Yarn Along!


Unknown said...

Your shawl is lovely! I hope you're able to get to the store soon to replace Rachel's knitting needles. I'm afraid my daughter has broken 1 or 2 before.

Heather said...

Oh goodness - what a trial - having to visit the yarn shoppe! Ha! Lovely shawl Heather - I so admire your skill with yard and needles!

Leslie said...

Beautiful 'cake' shawl, that pattern is on this shawl-a-ohlic's list