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:
I have numerous books on ST. Catherine Of Siena and ST. Joan of Arc. Love reading books on the lives of any saint.ReplyDelete
Good to know, thanks Marion! We could have a saint -along for Lent, even if reading different books, I think that would be really fun. :-0Delete
I am always interested in Joan of Arc since that is my name. I do enjoy reading about the other Saints,too.ReplyDelete
oh yes, that is so perfect, Joan! But I agree, I do love reading about all of the saints!Delete
You have a good list of books based on the Saints. My Confirmation name is Kathleen, so I am always interested in reading about all the Saints named Catherine or Katherine. The yarn you have purchased is so pretty. I am going to download the patterns.ReplyDelete
P.S. My sister Marion forgot to mention she loves reading about all the Saints named Margaret,that is her middle name after our paternal grandmother.
awww, I love all of these saint name connections! I am partial to Catherine as well. :)Delete
I like the idea of a book by Louis de Wohl. I've been wanting to read about saints more and this sound like a good way to get started. I don't have any of the books but one of the libraries I work for has several so I could check one out.ReplyDelete
perfect, Melanie! I think that's the route we're going to go, look for today's post! :-0Delete