joining up today with Ginny Sheller’s yarn along to share what i’m reading + knitting this week!
I am still working on making a few knitted baby bonnet hats for some nieces + nephews, per request. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be able to make something for those I love that they really like! For a stay-at-home-momma of three on a tight budget, it enables me to give a unique gift of value that is affordable on my part.
This one I finished up for my nephew, being modeled here by my son. I’m also working on three more of these, and still working on some dishcloths. I’ve ordered some supplies to make some hand knit christmas gifts for my children, so I’m excited to get started on those + will share pics soon! Also, Phoebe has asked me to make her a scarf, and has already picked out her yarn, so I will be onto that soon too. Many things to keep my hands busy! I’m finding myself taking my knitting with me everywhere now.
Also, I’ve just started on The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts by Joe Rigney. This is one I’ve been dying to read for some time now, but have been busy with some other books. The theme of this book is one very close to my own heart and core passion, that of enjoying God in His good gifts, rather than seeing “the things of earth” as being far less important than the things of the soul + spirit. I’m hoping Rigney makes a strong biblical case for our finding God in the good gifts He gives us and worshipping Him through them. (I’ve written briefly about my passion for this here, here, and here.) John Piper wrote the forward and it looks a theologically rich read that I’m eager to sink my soul into.