I’m working away on Phoebe’s sweater, knitting both sleeves now. In the meantime, I am hoping to give each of the children a small knitted something for Christmas. I finished some socks for Philippa, and I’ve cast on this beautiful slipped stitch tam for Phoebe. She has asked for a hat like this for some time so I think she will love it, and it’s a quick mindless knit to work on when I don’t have the energy for colorwork sleeves.
I made it about half way through Ellie and Harp Maker and had to put it down. It’s a nice enough book and an easy read, but it glorifies an extramarital affair and to me, there’s nothing glorious about that. My heart has been broken more than once by infidelity and sexual sin in the lives of loved ones and the reality is that infidelity isn’t romantic, it destroys hearts and families. I have no interest in reading about it, or people’s various attempts to justify it.
The children and I have been making our way through Hallelujah in the mornings and the older two really enjoy listening to Handel’s Messiah in little chunks each day as we go. Are you enjoying an advent read this season?