Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yarnalong: "Rocio" cardigan & "Not God's Type"

I'm 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 knitting: I'm knitting (finally!) Rocio, by Joji Locatelli.  My dear friend Becca bought this pattern for me about two years ago, and I've been looking forward to working on it all this time.  And this holiday season, I finally cast on!

I love it.  The laceweight is perfect for our southern California weather, and the beautiful leaf pattern on the back is perfect for nature-loving me.  I'm using Knit Picks Shadow Tonal in Canopy (you can see my project notes on Ravelry here), a lovely, shifting, green colorway.

The book:
I'm reading "Not God's Type", by Holly Ordway.  This is another gift, this time from my dear in-laws.  I've been listening to Dr. Ordway on one of my favorite podcasts (The City) for awhile now, and I really wanted to read her memoir.  My brother-and-sister-in-law bought it for me for my birthday, and I just dove in.

It's so good. I'm almost done with it and, like many a good book, I wish there was more.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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Lilly's Mom said...

The sweater you are knitting is lovely. It should be perfect for the warm weather we are experiencing down here in southern California. I love the yarn, too!

becca said...

That sweater will be gorgeous on you! :)

Jessica Snell said...

Aw, thank you, Becca!

And thanks, Lilly's Mom!