Yarn Along

An online “yarnie” community I love being a part of is created by Ginny of the Small Things blog. Each Wednesday she invites everyone to share what they are working on and what they are reading on her Yarn Along link up post. She’s recently expanded to include those on Instagram using the #yarnalong .

I love being able to post my little button there and then visit all the wonderful people out there who have also linked up. I get so many new ideas for projects to start. I even make notes about what books people are reading and what they say about them when I’m ready to pick up a book again.

Until recently, I haven’t really been reading many books. I spent my time reading blogs, listening to podcasts, and the occasional audiobook (Game of Thrones is sooooo long). I was talking with my husband the other day and expressing some frustration over not knowing more about “things.” These “things” were money/investing & Catholicism. The money “thing” is something I feel I should know about because I am an adult. The Catholicism “thing” is something I feel I should know about because my husband is Catholic and it’s something I want to understand and one day, find my way towards.

Jordan suggested I read up on these things in my free time. So that meant cutting back a bit on reading blogs :/ but I think it will be for the good of my brain and my relationship and my adulthood in the long run.


I am still working on my Cerise Curl. I realized the deadline for the little KAL running in Hunter Hammersen’s Ravelry group (Violently Domestic) ends April 15 for this one, not to mention another was started on March 15, totally missed that. I’m finally feeling the rhythm with the pattern, but I have to watch what I’m doing most of the time. I also started reading A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. It’s about a couple’s journey to finding God. It’s been beautiful and thought provoking so far. I think I read about this book on Ginny’s blog? I also read Mark Shea’s This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence. This got the ball rolling around in my mind.

Anyway, here’s to a lovely Wednesday and hoping you are all finding yourselves well.

Here’s the link to this week’s:
Yarn Along post with Ginny.
Keep Calm & Craft On post with Nicole.
Stitch Along post with Tammy.
Whatcha Workin’ On post with Beth.



18 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. Wow..great ideas. Love you photos and talk of books. I never feel like I have enough time. I do have a book list….many lists. It’s hard for me to do audio because my brain wanders. Can’t wait to read more about your progress.

  2. I’m sorry you’ve been so unwell and hope you are feeling much better now.
    I’m very glad I’ve bumped into Ginny, too. I love the Yarnalong and all the inspiration it gives me – about knitting and reading alike. And I also really love Ginny’s blog and her honest but funny way to talk about life.
    Your yarn looks very nice and I’m curious how your reading will go and how you will like this ‘change in routine’ πŸ™‚

  3. Love that mug! And can’t do better than the poster ahead of me…..and I’m glad you are finding some time to read…I love a good book…but I don’t tend to listen to podcasts….but i ‘m not sure I could cut down on blog reading..

  4. It’s funny, when I was a student, I felt really rushed all the time – when you’ve got studying to do, it’s hard to feel you ever have any proper ‘down time’ because there’s always something else to read.

    Now I’m at least pretending to be a grown-up (eh, jury’s out on how well that’s going!), I boggle at how much free time I used to have. Between work and home (hubby works seriously long hours, so I carry a lot of the load) and blogging and podcasts and crochet and reading, there are days when I’ve been known to go and hide at the back of the stacks for ten minutes, just to STOP.

    On the other hand, reading other people’s blogs and talking to friends, this seems to be totally normal, so maybe we’re not doing it wrong after all πŸ˜‰ I clear out my Feedly feeds from time to time to make sure I’m only reading bloggers I still love, and have decided to stop worrying that I’m missing out by not listening to ALL THE PODCASTS. It’s all about prioritising and finding your own sense of balance, and I think you’ve got your priorities in exactly the right place.

    I’ve heard A Severe Mercy is brilliant, although I haven’t read it. I wonder if I can get it on audiobook, as I don’t really have time for reading atm ;D

    1. Thanks Laura. It’s totally all about prioritizing. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure if it’s on audiobook but I bet it would be lovely. It’s a bit meaty in some of the descriptions and I think that would make it nice to hear out loud.

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