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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yarn Along

I'm joining with Ginny today at Small Things for the Yarn Along.  This week I'm knitting on a new pair of wool longies for Rosebud using the Picky Pants pattern.  This is the second pair of these I'm making for her and we really love them but she needs a second pair for when the first ones need to dry out between diaper changes.  We've really been loving  our wool longies and soakers as diaper covers lately and there's something so sweet and cuddly about a baby wearing wool!

My reading this week is Sanctuaries of Childhood by Shea Darian.  I love this book so far and it ties in nicely with what I've been thinking lately about the sacredness of childhood and motherhood.  I do believe that as their mother, I need to be sharing my faith with Toadstool and Rosebud.  I also agree with Ms. Darian that this goes beyond simply sharing my religion with them through attending church (though that does play an important role in our family) and rather also includes helping them see God's grace and beauty in the world around us everyday. 

Having just read the preface and first chapter, this book is inspiring me and there are several things I want to bring to our family including adapting the blessings she includes for coming home and leaving the house among things.  I think I will print my own variations of these on some watercolor paintings and hang them by our front door.  How lovely it would be to pause as a family and say a blessing verse as we come or go rather than to just rush in or out the door!  


  1. I didn't know about that Shea Darian book, although I do love her book Seven Times the Sun. Thanks for the recommendation! - Kathy at

  2. Pretty colours - it'll be a happy pair of longies :)

  3. I would like to read that book! I must agree about the sweet and cuddly nature of a baby wearing wool. I have cloth diapered my LO for almost two years and used wool covers. I'm so sad I didn't know about the cloth/wool combination when my older two were little. Happy Knitting!

  4. that yarn is lovely. what a great pair of longies. what brand is it?

    1. It's just Patons Classic Wool from the craft store. Nothing fancy...but it makes decent longies.

  5. Love that wool (even if it's nothing fancy lol)


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