Hello all and happy Friday! It's a windy day here in WNY, with a lake effect snow storm on the way, so it'll be a cozy weekend in for us. We're looking forward to some family movie time, and making some snacks for the Super Bowl on Sunday. :-)
I'll get to our Lenten Book Club in just a second, but first I wanted to post a little creativity update in terms of winter crafting. Winter really inspires me in my knitting and crocheting: the colors, the cozy accessories, the SOCKS, so many socks. :-0 I just love it. I'm in a sock knit -along with some other knitters themed around tea, and we decided upon the Mint Tea Socks, which is a free pattern! These are my yarn options:
I genuinely don't know which to pick, they're both so good! I should have them cast on by next Friday.
I also received an order of Valentine yarn from Bumblebee Acres, and I'm so in love. 😍
Granted, there will not be a pair of socks knit by Valentine's Day, but I am undeterred! Valentine's Socks can be worn year round. ;-)
I did cast on a mohair wrap in soft glacial colorways, and I'm quite smitten with it:
|Pattern is Hygge and Hearth Scarf from Bumblebee Acres|
And I finished my Lotus Flower hats, complete with giant pom poms!
|Lotus Flower Beanie, from BKnitsHandmade|
|Gorgeous pom poms are from North Star Stitches on Etsy!|
Very much needing the hats and scarves these days with the wintry weather we're finally having!
But OK, let's talk Lent. I got a little bit of interest in my mention of a fiction title that we would read together this Lent, but not a ton of other feedback. So I had a few suggestions, but am very open to more! In perusing my book shelf, I happened upon this title, obviously non-fiction, but I absolutely love St. Faustina! And she fits great with a lead up to Easter, I think, since Divine Mercy Sunday is so close in time thereafter:
|Our Friend Faustina, by Emily Jaminet and Michele Faehnle|
And in continuing with our saint theme, I happened across a copy of one of Louis de Wohl's books in his series of historical fiction focusing on the saints. I have The Quiet Light, which is about St. Thomas Aquinas: