yarn along

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I’ve almost finished the baby blanket for Wren, but needed one more skein of yarn to finish the last couple lace repeats in the pattern.  I’m adding length and width to the blanket to make it a more substantial baby blanket.  I’m eager to finish it, block it, and wrap baby girl up in it!  It’s been slower to knit on because I can only work on it when I have almost no distraction around, which is hard in these busy days.

I finished reading A Circle of Quiet (loved it) and was part way through At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider but just couldn’t really get into it for some reason.  I am not feeling ready to be out and about yet so I haven’t made any trips to the library for more books.  Last night I was scouring my shelves for something to read in the bath, and came back to Christie Purifoy’s Roots & Sky.  I forgot how much I loved this book, but a few pages in and I am hooked again.  It’s odd reading it again, almost two years exactly after my first reading, and seeing my notes and thoughts in the margins.  I feel like I’ve changed tremendously in the last two years, and not necessarily for the better.  I read this book before we had bought our home but were in the process of looking and dreaming, and it felt quite significant to read this book about journeying to find “home,” in the midst of that.  Now I come to the book having lived in our first home almost exactly one year.  The reflections I have now are so different as I read Christie’s words about her experience of longing for, looking for, and making home.  I think I believed some of that ache for home would end once we had a place of our own, but I realize now that there will always be a sense of displacement and longing for something indefinable, for what I know to be that far country, that final Home.  Anyway, she is a phenomenal writer, and I definitely recommend this book.

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4 thoughts on “yarn along”

  1. Isn’t that just lovely. Saying “making this blanket for Wren”. Not ‘the baby’. But Wren. So lovely. And the blanket is gorgeous. And the book sounds lovely but so do your ending thoughts about always seeking another place. Reminds me of C.S.Lewis’ quote “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

    1. which makes me start singing brooke fraser’s song inspired by that Lewis quote. 🙂 Yes.. so lovely to have a name to call the baby! i really think it fits her 🙂

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