Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Yarn Along: Ring Around the Rosy and Nejat's Saint Catherine
I love this scarf. It is too warm by magnitudes for our weather, I won't get a chance to wear it until the fall, at the earliest, the Solo yarn is a huge PITA to work with (it took me three days to do the ruffle on the first half and four days to knit the entirety of the rest of that half), but it is so pretty when you are finished, that I'm already contemplating another scarf like this in darker, more vibrant colors. And I hate knitting scarves. And knitting the same thing twice. If you want to keep up with more detailed progress, you can look here.
Here we have a couple shots of Nejat's Saint Catherine, finished. I was hoping to get some pictures in natural light, but this may have to wait until she receives it for her birthday.
I deliberately took this photo without showing the buttons. I've changed my mind about the buttons and have another set due to arrive here on Monday or so, when I will replace these.
As for reading, I finished Austenland: A Novel, last night, and while it is most definitely better than the movie, I did not find myself disappointed with the changes made for film, as I usually do. They make sense given the different constraints and limitations of film versus literature. I have so many books on my "to read" list that I'm a little at a loss at which to choose next.
Christ in His Saints forms my spiritual reading still. I cannot recommend it enough. Each section and profile is short enough that you can read snippets of it at a time, but you will find yourself thinking deeply and in different ways about those people and wanting to read more. Keep your Bible handy to look up references and cross references. I use The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World, which has incredible study notes, commentary by the Church Fathers, information about sacraments, beautiful icons. I highly recommend it, as well. There is a free, online source for the Catena Aurea, or Golden Chain, which is St. Thomas Aquinas' compilation on the Fathers' commentary on the Gospels. I would love to have a leather bound edition for each of the four Gospels, Catena Aurea (4 Volumes), but it is nice to have it available online also.
Thank you for your compliments and visit to my blog. I'm really enjoying seeing what others are reading and working on through this yarn along.