Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yarnalong: "Facing East" and some Christmas knitting

This week I'm participating in Ginny's "yarnalong" - a celebration of books and knitting!


What I'm reading: "Facing East" by Frederica Mathewes-Green.

This is an old favorite. It's also one of the books that first helped me really understand the concept of the liturgical year, because this book is a (true) story about a year in the life of a young "mission" church, or, as I would say, a church plant. And the chapters are divided by the seasons of the church year.

It's lovely and lyrical. I'm enjoying sinking into Mathewes-Green's words again.

What I'm knitting: stocking stuffers for my girls. In this case: doll dresses for their American Girl dolls. I'm also working on a sweater for my son's favorite teddy bear, but I didn't manage to get a picture of that one yet. :)

I'm using this free pattern (Ravelry link) for the doll dresses, if anyone's interested. They work up quickly, though there are a LOT of ends to weave in when you're done, even if you don't do stripes!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

12 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Will certainly look into "Facing East" ! Those little stripes dresses are darling!

Cathie J said...

The doll dresses are adorable. My mom made an outfit for my daughter's doll many years ago and she loved it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

steph said...

I did the doll clothes thing last christmas for one of my granddaughters.....when her mom asked her what she wanted Santa to bring, she said...nothing...Grandma was making her doll everything she wanted. Pressure much?????? Phew. I'm glad I don't have that hanging over my head THIS year!
Love the little dresses!

Sarah said...

I have had that dress pattern favorited for a while since I am also working on some doll clothes for Christmas and yours are turning out so cute! I love it!

karen said...

Doll dresses are a perfect gift! My daughter had American dolls (still does!) those were fun times.

DeliaKnits said...

I love knitting things for dolls and toys. Fast, cute, and fun! Have fun stuffing those stockings!

Erica Saint said...

Oh, the doll dresses are so cute!

jen said...

"facing east" is one of my favorites. i also like "at the corner of east and now" which is based around the liturgy.

Wendy said...

Great idea for stocking stuffers!

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Thanks for the link. Those dresses are super cute and are going on my Christmas project list. :) Checking into Facing East, too. Thanks!

Mama Gone Green said...

what cute little stripey dresses!

Jessica Snell said...

Jen, I love At the Corner of East and Now, too!