yarn along

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I’m joining up today with Ginny Sheller’s weekly yarn along, where we share what we’re currently reading + knitting.  I took some of your advice, fellow knitters, and am working on some simple cotton dishcloths.  It’s interesting working on increasing/decreasing, I suppose, but I can’t say I terribly love making dishcloths.  It seems sort of a rite of passage though, as a new knitter, to make a stack of dishcloths and work on tension + consistency.  Plus, I do need some new ones.  I’m looking for a pattern for some cozy/simple socks for my kids for christmas.  Would that be crazy to attempt knitting three pairs of socks in the next month-ish?  I’d like to learn how to knit in the round.  If you have any pattern recommendations, let me know.

Also, I’m over half way through 7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas and, of course, really enjoying it.  I read his biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer last year and enjoyed his writing style as much as the content.  It’s a book I still think often about, even a year later, and this one will probably be the same.  I’ve enjoyed getting to know more about the daily lives + history of women I’ve heard about but never really studied: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie Ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa.  What’s probably most interesting is the ordinariness of these women, who we often hold up as other-worldly, and the various ways they impacted their generation profoundly.  I will review the book in greater depth when I finish it!

3 thoughts on “yarn along

  1. A great pattern for learning knitting in the round is the Honey Cowl. It is very fun, yet easy for your first in the round project. It is free on ravelry and I believe I watched a basic you tube video for joining. Good luck!

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