Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Words and Wool

There has been a lot more crochet around here than knitting this past week. Check out these beautiful afghans that my friend brought over to show me this week. Aren't they amazing!

They all looked wonderful on my couch. :) 

And just served to remind me that I have an afghan in-process which will look amazing on my couch as soon as I finish it!!

 I also got the idea to take several of my extra granny squares and turn them into a couch cushion. Perhaps I will have the finished product ready to show next week. By the way, the pattern for these afghans comes from Attic24's Summer Garden Granny Square.

 Here is a picture of the Knitting Club at Homeschool Group. We are having a wonderful spring session! The girls are lovely and I have some great helpers too! We had a little valentine party last week!

I finished a crochet hat for Laura in time for valentine's day. It is the Gracie Hat.

 I also finished two Easter baskets for my Etsy shop this week:

As for reading:

The Forgotten Garden: A Novel by Kate Morton was just as good as I expected. I find it annoying, but very effective, that Morton flips between the 1900's, 1970's and present to tell her intergenerational story of family intrigue and mystery set in Australia and England. As with any good novel, when you get to the end you feel on a bit of a downer for a time and aren't sure what to read next.

  Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a short little treatise on using the book of Psalms in private prayer. It is well-written and motivated me to place my psalter with my devotional materials so that I can make use of it more.

The Book of  Psalms for Worship published by Crown and Covenant contains all 150 psalms put to singable music (similar to hymn music). This is what our denomination uses for worship, and it is an excellent tool for private devotions. These "mini psalters" are so handy for keeping with your Bible. They are the entire psalter, but in mini-size, so all you are missing is the bulk of a heavy book!

The Friendships of Women by Dee Brestin is a book I am reading this week. Brestin describes why women need friendships and looks at several relationships in the Bible to bring out important ideas about friends, finding and maintaining friendships.

For more ideas on knitting and reading, hop over to Ginny's Yarn Along.

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Tonya Gunn said...

Beautiful baskets and I love all of the afghans.

Angela at Knit Luck said...

Those Easter Baskets are nifty. I never thought to felt one. Brilliant idea!

momto5 said...

wonderful wonderful stuff! the hat is sweet and i must say i love the afghan that is brown and white, it reminds me of snow flakes. :)

Unknown said...

Laura looks adorable in her hat. :)

Helen said...

Hi Heather - I know you are a Downton Abbey fan, so wondered if you might like to read this short article about the house used for the Dowager Countess!