What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yarn Along

 It's yarny.  It's bookish.  It's right up my alley.  Probably not every week, but perfect for every now and again.  

 I have this problem.  I can't just focus on one thing at a time- I have to be half-focused on a dozen things at a time.  It isn't the best or most productive situation, let me tell you.  Projects take FOREVER to complete because I have so many begun.  Books take FOREVER to finish because I pick up a particular one before bed and then a different one in the afternoon for a few minutes and then a different one then those the next time I have a minute to read.  It is ridiculous.

I finished the first fingerless glove from last years' knit class and put the second one on hold through the summer because I was unable to attend any classes to help me through my inevitable hangups.  Going from dishcloths to fingerless gloves is quite a jump for me and my brain often feels like it is going to explode.  As the knit class has started back up, I'll be tackling that second fingerless glove to finally complete the pair.  And hopefully before spring.

(Can I just say how depressing it is to go through all the work of a project, finally get it off the needles and then have a whole OTHER thing to knit before the project is completed and becomes usable?!  Wow.  What a buzz kill.)

One more chapter to go of The Real Crash by Peter Schiff which is a just fabulous.  He has all the answers to our economic woes, if only people would listen.

The book Brave New World I have just cracked open because I never should have been allowed to reach 31 without reading and by golly, I am not going to reach my next birthday without reading it.

Hard Times is a great book to take nibbles on- all differing accounts from the Great Depression.  A Bountiful Harvest I got mostly for the pictures, I admit.

 My sister-in-law loaned me The Pioneer Woman book and I am nearly done.  It is as witty and hilarious as her blog was, back when I read her blog. It is a welcome change to the heady and deep books I have been consuming lately.


debbie said...

i love the depression era i used to read the good ole times magazine many a great article on how to stretch your lack of money, whered you get the hard times book

Julian said...

pretty colored yar! I love to crochet and read. Your list of books sounds great. My list of books are: Lifetime Love Affair by Jimmy Evans, Rainbow Cottage by Grace Livingston Hill, Boundaries by Townsend and Cloud, and next is a book about Aspies in Middle school for my 13 yr old son. I like a variety of books, but usually enjoy an easy read before bed.:)Thanks for sharing!

Abigail said...

The Brave New World might look a bit familiar for us modern folks. SF sometimes seems prophetic in retrospect.

Oooh, those sumptuous colors. I bet you could get away with wearing just one glove; if you coyly keep your other hand in a coat pocket, no one's the wiser!

Leah T. said...

Love this post! We haven't seen any of your crafty creations in quite a while. I love the colors in the yarn and I'm off to look up those book titles. :)

JenniferM said...

When your knitting needles get tired, I'm sure you'd also enjoy Needle and ThREAD (get it?) over at elizabethfoss.com.

Rebecca said...

Debbie- that magazine sound right up my alley! I got the HARD TIMES book at our library's BOOK BARN during a bag sale.

Christina- yes, easy reads before bed are the best. I finished up the Pioneer Woman last night, in fact!

Abigail- I know. I am nervous to read it just for that reason. And as for the fingerless mitt- if they weren't so terribly difficult for my mind (and fingers) to grasp, I have thought many times I should make some for you. I bet they would look lovely with your winter robe. And they would be just the thing for a cold Mama that still needs fingers to cook. I'd give you these except they are made for ginormous man-hands (mine) and because I don't take you for a sequins girl. ;-)

Leah- there is a good reason that you haven't seen any crafty creations in a while. I haven't been crafty! This summer has been so busy with canning that I could think of nothing else except an occasional (and unproductive row or two of yarn stuff.)

Leah T. said...

Knitting and spinning kept my mind busy while I waited (and waited) for our sweet Samuel to arrive. Since then, though, I've only knit two rows on a hat that I had started the day before he was born. My gauge was so different that I ripped it all out. I'm not sure when I'll get to spend significant time on knitting projects again but right now I'm just enjoying every moment of my time with my precious boy. :)

Rebecca said...

Jennifer M~ we must have been commenting at the very same time! That is a clever title~ who knew how clever bloggers can be? I'll keep that in mind!

Well Leah-your priorities are right! I'd gladly take a baby over a yarn project any day of the week!