Wednesday, July 16, 2014
tending my yarn garden...
Recent yarn projects include the completion of my baby shrug pattern (the pink above) which is receiving final touches and should be available through KnitPicks and Ravelry soon!! :) For Charlotte's b-day, I knit her a chicken since she enjoyed our layers and likes to cluck when asked what a chicken says -- soooo cute! I also crocheted a colorful bunting for the wall above her crib using yarn leftover from a poncho I crocheted for AnnaLynn a couple years ago. In other KPs news, I am working as fast as my fingers will allow to complete the patterns for this, and this, and this. :)
While we were at the coast over the Independence Day weekend, I visited a LYS and picked up a couple skeins of yarn, (of course!). The green will be a baby beanie (special request) and the other, I'm just not sure yet. Any suggestions? It's a worsted weight linen/cotton blend.
I finally finished Willing To Die by John Muntean -- the inspiring true story about the Muntean family's experience living in Romania after the close of WWII which includes the impact of communism on their beloved country. Sharing how his faith in God enabled him to survive the difficulties of food shortages and life in a police state, Mr. Muntean ultimately was willing to die for his family's freedom. By the grace of God, they do, in fact, escape Romania for the United States, a move Mr. Muntean made to ensure religious freedom and a future for his children and grandchildren. The book closes with warnings for Americans from one who experienced the loss of freedom in Romania as well as an update on how his family has faired in the years since they arrived in the states (interestingly, one of his children makes their home not far from here in Portland, Oregon).
The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer is, so far, a book I'm having a hard time putting down. The true story of a young Jewish woman living in Austria as the Nazis come to power, Edith shares the day-to-day impact of a life turned upside down and how she survived. I'm almost halfway through and look forward each day to sneaking out to the comfortable shade of my front porch to read a few pages. I cannot imagine...
On the Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the diary Laura kept during her and Almonzo's move from Dakota to Missouri, is the last of my Little House reading, at least for now. I sure do wish I'd reread all Laura's books before visiting Rocky Ridge Farm last July.
What's on your needles? What have you been reading?
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