I am joining in on Ginny's Yarn Along. It was actually seeing all of her beautiful knitting that finally clinched it for me that I needed to learn. I love all the lovely things she makes for her kids especially. Now if only I didn't live in sunny California where winter is definitely the shortest season.
Right now I am working on a shawl that I hope to gift this Christmas. Hope is the key word. This pattern is And So Are You. It is an easy pattern to memorize, but I have gotten to point in the shawl where every row seems so very, very long. Why should that matter? I don't know, but it does. I guess I really do have the attention span of a gnat sometimes. I am using Knit Picks Capretta yarn in Platinum. It is a soft, barely gray color that I really like. I love all things gray though. I would probably choose some sort of gray or blue for all my projects if I could.
Currently, the only thing I am consistently reading is this book for Advent, "Come, Lord Jesus". I found this book via Jessica's blog, and I am so glad that I did. I was really looking for something inspiring for this Advent season, and this definitely hits the mark. Her writing is uplifting and yet spurs you on to love a little more and try a little harder.
"Let these precious hours of Advent be given to wonder. When we feel depressed by our faults, let us wonder that God can forgive us so much: let us be filled with wonder and praise that God goes on believing in us, hoping in us, and trusting that we will somehow yet realize his dream of us."