Just popping in here real quick for today’s yarn along post. It’s our official first day of school and of course, things are wonky and not terribly smooth and quite rusty. The morning went well, but of course trying to manage and divide myself to do some instruction with noah and phoebe both, and philippa wanting to be in on the fun is all challenging. Little wren is cutting teeth (much to my surprise! and yes I cried when I saw them!) and she screamed and cried most of the morning while I was trying to teach. We are also all a little bit under the weather, of course, because this is just how first days have to go, right?! Still, it wasn’t horrible.
I’m on the final bit of my campside shawl, on the ribbing. This is something I’ve knit in hopes of sharing some of my knitting with you all–meaning I plan to sell it. Quite a few people asked me if I would sell a shawl like this after I knit my yellow one, so I’ve knitted one up and have sort of been toying with opening a very small, very seasonal little etsy shop to sell a few hand made items (not just knitted) from our home. Anyway, it feels scary putting that out there, but do tell me your thoughts! I will share more about it as I pull things together. I do so hope someone loves this shawl as much as I do and finds it a cozy way to welcome autumn.
I’m still reading my way through Courage, Dear Heart and have been enjoying it more than many books I’ve read lately. If you have been weary or walking through something painful and challenging where your soul is sensitive to the often trite and pithy words of others, you will find true encouragement in these pages. Reynolds writes as one who understands what we most need in our darkest valleys: words to illumine the darkness, the presence of a friend, and hope. True, deep, abiding hope that isn’t based on our performance, (because who can perform anything spiritually for God when wiped out by suffering?) but is based on the finished work of Christ.
Also, I mentioned my little book light last time but thought I would share it with you in case anyone else is looking for one so that you, too, can stay up far too late reading without disturbing anyone! I’ve also used it in the car for car knitting when we were driving in the dark (hooked it onto my seat belt across my chest so it would shine directly on the stitches.) It was great!
I hope this week you find time to squeeze in some making and some reading! As always, I love to hear what you are up to if you feel like sharing.
Joining with Nicole’s weekly Crafting On.