Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Yarnalong: An Afghan for Anna & "Mysterion"

Today 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 book:

I'm reading an advanced review copy of "Mysterion", which is a collection of speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror) written around Christian themes.

I've just started this (enjoying it so far--review to follow in a week or two), and I have to say: even if it doesn't turn out to be perfect, I love that there's a book like this out in the world, a book that is engaging Christian genre lovers outside the strict content guidelines that are normal in the Christian publishing. 

I just love that this book even exists.

The crocheting:

So, when I made this afghan,

my eldest daughter instantly claimed it as her own.

Which prompted the rest of my children to let me know that they ALSO wanted their own big, warm, woolly afghans.

What I'm working on now is the first of those afghans, for Anna, one of my eight-year-old twins. You can see in the picture at the top of this post that Anna chose some lovely cool-toned colors for her blanket.

I love how satisfyingly fast all those chevroned stripes build up. So satisfying!

What are you making and reading this week?

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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