~Father Tim's musing, At Home in Mitford, chapter one
I've been contentedly knitting away at a few simple knitted kitchen cloths to replace last year's old worn out ones. They do wear out, don't they? I just love using hand-knit washcloths...
The gorgeous orange cotton was a Christmas gift from the young daughter of a dear friend! So sweet! Each new washcloth is going to be carefully tucked away into a drawer just waiting until the next time said friends come by for a visit -- won't that sweet girl be pleased? Surely. :)
The purple is a little 777 Beanie I knit up as a Christmas gift to Charlotte (along with a matching pair of leg warmers...will have to ask her mama to snap a photo for me to share!). The beanie turned out to be a wee bit too small, so I ripped out the decreases in order to knit a few more rows for some additional length.
Several years ago (many, in fact), I spent about a year enjoying the Mitford books by Jan Karon. I mentioned yesterday that I picked up the entire eight-book series at the Goodwill (for about $20). This, my friends, was a real treat as these books were on my Christmas wish list! Not having received them, I used some of the money gifted to me by my sweet mother-in-law to buy them -- thank you, Shirley!
Have you ever spent any time in Mitford? It's a fictional town, but I sure do enjoy being caught up in the lives of Ms. Karon's quirky characters. And the quote about knitting...it certainly does amount to something, doesn't it?
What's on your needles? What have you been reading?
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