Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I have some Christmas knitting, but ... I haven't been able to pick it up since Friday. I'm afraid someone is going to be getting a package with needles in it under the tree! The yarn is from Brooklyn Tweed, which I've been wanting to try out for a long time. It is a very wooly yarn, perfect for winter knitting; I can feel the lanolin as I work with it, which is something that I'm not used to.

Because it's Christmas knitting and I never know who may read this ... I will just give you a peek at the yarn. Upper right corner. :)

My reading has also slowed down a bit. I started The Moviegoer by Walker Percy but ... I don't like it as much as I'd hoped. I refuse to abandon it because I feel like it's something I should read. (Although really, it takes a lot for me to abandon a book.) I feel like Percy writes fiction as an illustration of his ideas more than anything else; I've read some of his nonfiction and his characters just go around monologueing or thinking or conversing about the same things he writes about. I think if I was reading him in a class or other setting where someone knew more about him than me I would appreciate his novels more, but as it is ... eh.

But still. Walker Percy!

Say a prayer for us today as we are taking one of the twins to Children's to see if he needs surgery. It is nothing dangerous and (most likely) not an emergency, but still ... This is out of the blue for us, as of yesterday's one month check-up. Otherwise both boys are doing well, gaining weight as they should and so on.

Aaaaaand .... I have a lot to do before leaving. (Getting dressed and feeding Michael before his nap ... but seriously, that's an impressive to-do list when you have two babies in the house!)

Grumpy Dominic is grumpy.


  1. My grandmother use to spin wool (and raised her own sheep) and I always loved helping her out and getting the lanolin feel on my hands. She actually is severely arthritic (rheumatoid) and it helped with pain management. Amazing!

    I know what you mean about dropping a book. I have a handful of books I just "haven't finished" and I insist I will finish one day. But there was one book I hated so badly that I just put it aside and never claimed to still be reading it. It was kind of freeing.

    Prayers for the boys - and your sanity!

  2. Oh no! Happy thoughts for your little guy. Whatever the surgery is, I hope it all goes beautifully and he'll be home and healthy very soon.

  3. I'll say a prayer for your little one. Surgery of any kind on a baby is frightening. I think if somebody gets a gift still on the needles they will understand! You've been a busy little bee. Have a blessed Christmas!

  4. I've never worked with Brooklyn Tweed, but your description makes me want to! (Beautiful babies, btw. Can't believe it was only five years ago that my twins were that little . . . may God give you grace as you make your way through the medical stuff!)

  5. Oh the boys are so precious!!! Prayers for the possible surgery and prayers for you to handle whatever comes!