Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Stitching and Reading This Week ~ January 13, 2021

Stitching and Reading This Week 
January 13, 2021

Hello ladies! 

What an interesting start to our new year. Although the world outside is frightful, I am praying that the truth will come to light and that righteousness and lawfulness will prevail. Please keep praying. It's not over yet!

I've been baking and doing a bit of housework, but I am also knitting a bit and and squeezing in a bit of reading. When do you snatch moments to read?

What's on my needles...
I just finished lengthening a hat for my son. It didn't fit him well, and his ears weren't covered. I didn't have enough yarn to lengthen it, so I chose some coordinating scrap yarn and used the helix method to make stripes. It worked great. I cannot wait to give it to him. 

I am still knitting my vanilla socks using Malabrigo sock yarn in the color Mask. I am currently working on the cuffs. I like to knit toe-up using the Fish Lips Kiss pattern for the heel. So far, every pair I've made that way has fit well.

Do you knit socks?
Have you read a good book lately?

What I'm Reading...
I'm reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. It was a book chosen by my local book club. I've just started it this week. In fact, I've only read one chapter so far. It's set in the backwoods of Kentucky during the Great Depression. The main characters are a group of women who deliver books on horseback as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's traveling library. It should be interesting. 

What's on my reading pile...

You can see my Winter Reading List here.  You can see my Goodreads list here. While you're there, let's be friends!

Blessings to all of you!
Remember... keep busy.
Focus on the positive. 

Have a homemade, handmade, heartmade thrifty week! 

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2021 I have finished 2 of my 50 book goal.

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  1. "Please keep praying. It's not over yet!"

    Thank you for this, Laura!

    1. You're welcome. While there is life, there is hope...with JESUS!

  2. Deb in FL (formerly of Carthage)January 13, 2021 at 8:32 PM

    I finished The More of Less and The Year of Less so far, next up is Live Not By Lies, Gentle and Lowly and The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. First three were free from the library. ;)

    Thanks for blogging despite all your health trials! I love hearing how you are doing and being able to pray for you!

    1. Thank you so much Deb. Oh how I miss you! Even after all these years, there's a place in my heart for you. I'm waiting here if y'all come back someday. ~smile~ I'll have to share you with Beth of course.
      Do you recommend either of the books you've already read?


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