I finished the sunsuit over the weekend and need to sew on buttons and block, meanwhile I’m knitting the matching bonnet. I absolutely love this set and want to knit one for philippa too! So many ideas, so many things to knit, so little time. I’m hoping to finish this up by this week and send it off to my cousin who requested it as a baby gift for a friend.
I finished The Light between Oceans over the weekend, too, and had a good cry. I almost gave up reading it a couple of times, admittedly, just because it was painful to read in some ways, but I’m glad I saw it through to the end. It was a good book, and I’m excited to see the movie now.
I picked up Come to the Family Table, a book I’m reviewing for the publisher, and am a few chapters in. It’s about resisting the haste of our current day and age, returning to a slower existence around the table as a family, nurturing relationships there, savoring Jesus there. I am already getting some fun ideas to implement in our own home. Each chapter ends with a simple recipe and an easy game to play as a family around the table as well as a devotional to share. It would be a great book to read with your husband together, fairly light and easy reading, but my husband isn’t one to read books with me. I have been bouncing ideas off of him though as I go, and it’s brought some interesting conversation. I asked him the other night if he felt like we have a “refreshing” home, and what is it like for him when he walks in the door from work at the end of the day. He snorted, which launched us into some good natured teasing and laughter. Humor goes a long way in these kinds of discussions! We are looking for the first time to buy our very own home, so it’s neat to be reading this book and thinking about the layout of the kitchen/dining area, and how the layout affects my ability to slow down and enjoy a meal, as well as how it might affect guests. Little things like that can make a big difference.
I’m linking up with Ginny’s weekly yarn along to share what we’re knitting + reading!