Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yarnalong: "What's Best Next" and Viajante (again. some more.)

Linking up with Ginny, over at Small Things, who says, " Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading . . . I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?"

The yarn
The knitting is . . . sigh . . . still Viajante. It is a lovely, lovely pattern. But I have been working on it for over a year!

Not the pattern's fault. More the yarn. The yarn is yarn I recycled from a thrift store shirt, and it's super-thin, unspun, 2-ply silk. Soooo splitty.

Mind, it's going to be gorgeous when done, but it's picky knitting. I think I want to make the pattern over when I finish, only this time with a lovely, tight-spun wool!

The book
Right now I'm reading "What's Best Next?", by Matthew Perman.   It's a Christian take on productivity. In fact, the subtitle is "How the Gospel Transforms How You Get Things Done."

Grand aspirations!

But, honestly, it's good so far. I've only gotten through the first few pages, but he already has me  looking forward to read about getting things done in a grace-full way.

A Giveaway!
Speaking of books, I'm giving one away!  All you have to do to win a copy of "Let Us Keep the Feast", a book on bringing the rhythms of the Christian year into your own home, is to go and comment on this post. Please stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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christinethecurious said...

When I have splitty yarn, it helps me if the needle tips are more rounded than pointy - though many folks find pointy needle a must for lace work.

I've seen some bits of that book on CT, I'm going to add it to goodreads so I remember to look for it.

Shirley Ann Vels said...

Hello Jessica! How lovely to see you on Yarn Along too :) I would love to be entered into your giveaway as I don't have any of your books yet. Yet being the operative word, I intend to add them to my book shelves starting with Advent and Christmas :)

Blessings in Christ,
Shirley in England

Heather said...

How brave to unravel a sweater and do such a complex project! The color is lovely and I look forward to seeing the final result!

alexa said...

I love the red of your yarn. You have limitless patience... I cannot imagine knitting with troublesome yarn! Patience is not my strong suit, but I'm working on it. Perhaps I should get some flimsy yarn too... :)

Nicole in MD said...

I have just discovered you and your blog. I would love to get a book.