Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Little Bit of Knitting and Two Reads

 It's already Ginny's Yarn Along day again!  I showed you my alpaca knitting in my last post so today you see a functional piece of click, click, click . . . a dishcloth.  
 I host my book club ladies here today.  I had to stay up late to finish the book we read together.  Have you read this?  Whoa.  It's a finely articulated story, captivating and original.  My favorite character is Werner.  I'm still spinning the story in my mind and I look forward to hearing what my friend-readers have to say about it today.  I'm serving Chex Mix, cupcakes, and ice cream cones because my birthday is later this month.  
 I've been revisiting some of the life changing books I've read over the last three+ decades.  Have you read this book?  I read it when I was about 20 years old.  Anne Ortlund, what a servant of Jesus she was.  She died a short time ago, just shy of her 90th birthday.  I'm so glad she took the time to pen this classic.  
 I've been buying myself birthday presents.  Bill doesn't mind.  He's sweet like that.  New pens that are VERY juicy and perfect for artsy doodling (see below), some Alison Uttley books (Little Grey Rabbit), some walking shoes that have a good amount of cushiness, and of course The Journaling Bible.  
I hope you have begun reading Ginny's blog, Small Things.  It's one of those beautiful blogs and the knitting is inspirational.  If you click over to Yarn Along, you can meet some knitters.  THAT'S always a bonus.
I hope the birds are singing at your house.  You deserve a song or two.


17 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

It is my birthday month too and I always buy myself a present or two, this year it was yarn.
I do like your pens, I am finding myself adding to my collection since beginning bible journaling.
All the Light We Cannot See is one of my favorite books, I loved it!
And dishcloths, there is always one in my purse to be worked on when I am out.
Have fun at book club.

Donna said...

I read Anne Ortlunds book when I was in my 20's as well. Wonderful life lessons in that. Have a good time with your book club today!

thingsherelately.com said...

I love knitting dishcloths. Fun, fast, practical, easy to take on road trips! I love your yarn choice. I have never read All the Light We Cannot See, but I have heard so much good about it. Will have to find it at my library. Happy Birthday Month! :)

Farm Girl said...

I think it is sweet you are buying yourself cute little presents. I have that book and I loved Anne Ortlund so much. I loved her husband too and I used to listen to them when I first became a believer. I loved her sweet voice and her lovely laugh. I still read her books off and on.
I am so glad you have your book club today. It sounds lovely. I think your knitting is wonderful.
Your roses are very pretty too.
Have a lovely day.

Nana Go-Go said...

Ok, I've caved and joined in with the Yarn Along! I love that yarn you're using for your wash/dishcloth. Your roses are bloomin' lovely!!!xxx

Nancy McCarroll said...

Glad you are getting a few Aussies for yourself. I pre-ordered a journaling Bible on Amazon, but it won't ship until October.

Kezzie said...

I love your knitting so far! The pens look nice! I love NEW PENS!!!
Mr Badger is enjoying his time so far!
x

GretchenJoanna said...

That is a fun blog with the knitters' links.

I read Ann's book way back then, as part of a group study. I quickly forgot most of it except for two things, 1)It was the first I had heard about knowing your "colors," how to dress so that your clothes did not clash with your skin tones, and 2)her advice to dump the contents of your purse on to your bed every night to get re-organized for the next day.

I'm sure there were things in the book that were applicable to my life at that time, but the purse idea was an example of something that didn't fit my lifestyle, because I was able to stay home a lot and not worry about getting organized for outings. I was always looking for disciplines that fit me and my life, and I still am!!

Thank you, Pom Pom xoxo

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Buying birthday gifts sounds like a wonderful idea! I do buy myself little treats now and then to make myself happy.

happywonderer.com said...

I did read Anne's book years ago. I've seen the book you were reading for your book club at Costco. I always buy myself birthday presents and my Dear doesn't mind at all either. In fact it's a load off for him! Have a wonderful evening...

M.K. said...

Oh, knitting. I miss knitting. I haven't knitted or crocheted in weeks. :( Very sad for me. I wonder when life will be normal again? Soon, I hope. I miss quiet days of tea and quiet evenings of knitting with hubby. Your dishcloth looks lovely.

Jayne M said...

Gorgeous roses. Dishcloths are always a good knit. I keep a stock of them on hand. Love your birthday gifts to yourself!

Betty Wood Fairy said...

How fabulous all this book reading and yarny stuff is, a number of my favourite bloggers are posting about this and yarn alongs etc., I am rubbish at knitty crochet stuff but feel inspired to at least look at a few books on the subject!

ann said...

You should treat yourself once in awhile, birthday or not. So this is then end of week 2 back in the classroom. The kids are great, it is nice not to have to put up with the department politics, but I do get tired at the end of the day. It is only 15 weeks, and I am enjoying myself.

Lucy Bowen said...

What splendid roses? I haven't read the light you cannot see but it's on my to read list.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you enjoy your knitting and reading! xx

Heather LeFebvre said...

Would have loved to participate in the book club discussion of All th eLight WE Cannot See!!! What a good book. Also recently bought myself some fancy pens -- Tombow brush pens. So excited to practice calligraphy with them. Can't find the time..... ha ha ha! The other book also sounds good....

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