Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yarn Along--yay!

Does knitting 15 stitches (more or less) qualify for a yarn along? I'm deciding it does.

That's about how much I was able to knit a few nights ago when Gregory was sleeping in his bouncy chair before he woke up and then that was the end of that story.

(As I type this Michael is yelling upstairs. He is supposed to be sleeping. But nooo, he fell asleep in his carseat for all of five minutes and apparently that is enough sleep for him! (No child. No it is not.) I think it might also be in part because Dominic is LOUDLY babbling all his little baby thoughts to the world and his twin brother and Michael feels like he is missing something.)

Ahem. Anyway. :)

There is my Color Affection, awaiting the last pink stripe before I get to start on the purple. We'll see how many more months before THAT happens.

A friend went to AWP and got me Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting. I have been reading an essay or two a day and it does not disappoint. I love memoirs with knitting themes, but a lot of times find them a bit disappointing ... perhaps because I am a writer first and a knitter second and I have pretty high expectations. But when you have a book with contributions by Andre Dubus, Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Smiley, et al ... how can it disappoint?

I've also started The Little Oratory. Words cannot express how excited I am about this book!! It is simply beautiful, the images in the back are lovely (I've already taken out the icon of St. Michael ... now if I could just remember where I put it!). So far I've only read the introduction, but I am looking forward to the rest. Especially as we continue to settle in to our house and our life as a family of five here. 

Speaking of exciting, look what came in the mail today: 


Just kidding, it's Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler!

Just as I was starting to whittle down the pile of books on my end table ... I guess having too many books and too little time is a much better thing than too few books with too much time?

And speaking of time, get excited, because I have a "day in the life" post in the works! ;)


  1. I'm excited! And bummed, because my SOTG book isn't supposed to arrive until tomorrow.

  2. my book is coming tomorrow too!!! :) your babies are super cute!!! and the progress you are making, with three kids, is considerable! love your posts and thanks for your comment on my blog... blessings to you! and a HUG too!

  3. Your Color Affection is looking stunning! Can't wait to see it progress (if the babies ever let you…)

  4. Cute babies!!!! Gregory looks so old...not old man old, its just that he already looks like a little boy!

  5. Any progress with babies as cute as that is good. Many moons again I had 3 daughters under 3 my eldest will be 30 next month, enjoy them while you can. You will surprise yourself a row here and there and very soon you will have a finished garment.

  6. Man - you always read EVERY book written by bloggers. I'm happy to see that these latest acquisitions are hard copies, because maybe you will let me borrow them at some point... :-P

  7. love your color affection shawl and each day that comes and goes I bet you get to knit a little more!! Well, fingers crossed!

  8. sweet babies , SHawl will be great, ;]

  9. I love getting babies in the mail! I mean books ;) good job for the knitting progress while nursing and taking care of those adorable twin boys.