While being asked to review a new children's book on church history (woo hoo!) the editor/publisher said I "seem pretty sensible." The more I think about it the more I realize this might be one of the biggest complements I've ever been given.
I'm starting the Amira sweater from Arabian Knits today. My swatch was the correct gauge (and if my calculations are correct, the sweater and I will match sizes by the time it's cool enough to wear it). It's a beautiful pattern and it doesn't look too difficult. I got into the rhythm during the swatching … Continue reading Knitting Projects
It's done and available in the shop!
I finished this today and am still debating with myself about whether to add some small crocheted daisy embellishments. I kind of like it the way it is.
So, there has been a change of plans: we pulled out of the contract on the house. We unexpectedly discovered a very expensive issue that the sellers were unwilling to admit, but the bigger reason is to do with location. Which brings me to the parish. During the course of last week we found that … Continue reading Various Changes
The laundry is going, groceries purchased and put away. Little ones are napping and the house is quiet. Thunder rolls outside and the rain is lashing the crepe myrtles. My coffee is warm (again) and I have a few rows to go on the right sleeve. Vespers in a few hours. Peace.
We've spent the last two days doing some rearranging. The blue-green yarn featured I just picked up this afternoon! It took them 6 weeks to find and order it. Now I can finally start the sweater I said I was going to start back in May!
We don't have to wait until we have our prayer rope in hand to say the Jesus Prayer. Any time we're laboring we can be saying it to ourselves, making the task at hand itself a prayer. There's no need to incorporate the task into a prayer (i.e. folding clothes: "Lord, thank you for providing … Continue reading Prayer ropes everywhere