Yarn Along {3.4.2020}

Hello, Readers! I may not have as many knitting projects to talk about this month as I did in February’s post, but I am excited about the one I do have. Last month I spent more time editing than I did knitting for a change. I like having a major editing project to work on for the first time in a while, but it took some time to get back into a productive rhythm that didn’t lead me to neglecting other things. Now that I have settled in, I expect to make fairly quick progress on both projects.

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Yarn Along is a monthly link up hosted at Small Things. The point is to share our yarn-type projects (such as knitting, crochet, or similar) as well as the books we are reading. I love watching others’ projects develop, and of course I love hearing about the books people are reading, too! You can see everyone’s linked posts and the guidelines at the host’s site, here.

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My current project is a car seat-sized blanket I’m working on for a friend. I am so thankful to be back to straight knitting, rather than in the round! It’s going very well. The second, closer-in picture is truer to the yarn’s vibrant shade of blue. The chevron pattern is just two repeated rows, which makes it easy to remember my place and pick back up after setting it down for a few days. It’s close to halfway done, and I’m pretty sure that I will be able to complete it by the end of March.

 

As for books, I’m enjoying listening to The Geurney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on my way to and from work very much. This audiobook is turning out to be even better than I hoped: it’s entertaining and informative, as well as simply engaging. So far I absolutely love it!

I also recently finished Disruptive Witness by Dr. Alan Noble, which I also loved. I hope to write a full review of this book soon, as it definitely deserves it and gave me a lot to think about.

This morning I started reading Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place. I’m not sure what to expect as far as enjoyability, but I do hope to grow from reading it. I know that the subject matter is heavy and that so many people look up to Miss ten Boom.

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As a slight change of topic, have you ever knitted or crocheted for charity? A few others and I are looking for something fairly simple to crochet and donate. We’ve done a little browsing, but have yet to pick a project or charity. I much prefer knitting to crochet, but the group consensus is to crochet. I would love to hear your experiences with anything like this, and any suggestions you might have for charities or easy projects!

Check out more incredible yarn projects via the linkup on Ginny’s blog!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

3 thoughts on “Yarn Along {3.4.2020}

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  1. The blanket is lovely, such a pretty color and pattern. I have crocheted blankets for homeless charities and care homes. You can also make twiddlemuffs for care homes and hospitals or baby things for premature babies. Many animal charities also need knitted blankets etc.

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