Yarn Along // August 2020

It’s August, the time of year when we can start to say “ah, summer is coming to a close, and soon I will finally be able to walk outside again without being miserable!” Is that only me? Just Oklahoma? Truthfully, this summer has been much more temperate than some, and I think we have gotten more rain than usual, but I’m still ready to be done with temperatures over 100℉. I’m ready for consistently overcast skies and light breezes, scarf weather, and boot weather. Thinking about knitting tends to put me in that frame of mind though, and today is a Yarn Along day!


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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With 2020 being halfway over, I realized last month that it is time to start seriously thinking about and working on any Christmas presents I intend to knit this year! But that means that I can’t go into too much detail about some of the things I’m knitting. On the other hand, most of my knitting this month was just pattern testing, swatching, and seeing how things might work. I’m excited about the ideas I have come up with!

 

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Quite a bit at the moment, mostly fiction. Actively, I’m currently reading The Hate U GiveNaamah, and listening to Lodestar. There are a few others sitting around which I’m started reading but am not frequently working on as well. Recently I finished A Strand of Hope and I Love to Tell the Story, the first two books in the Librarians of Willow Hollow series. I also read The Problem of Pain last month, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. Actually, I am substantially shocked by some of the things Lewis asserts in this one – it’s borderline heresy. It would make a good Christian book club choice though.

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Don’t forget to check out the host’s blog (linked above) to encourage other knitters and share your own knitting and reading progress!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

5 thoughts on “Yarn Along // August 2020

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  1. It’s not just Oklahoma! I’ve been miserable up here in New Hampshire too!!

    You’ve been so busy! I’m glad to see you’re enjoying so many great books right now 🙂 I haven’t heard of the Librarians of Willow Hollow series – I must investigate!!

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    1. It’s good to know it’s not just us! This summer won’t rank as the hottest ever, but I am so ready for cooler weather.

      The Librarians of Willow Hollow is a wonderful new series of novellas! Only one is out at the moment, but I was able to read an ARC of the second book as well, and I enjoyed it almost as much as the first. I’ll be sharing my review of it soon!

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