Today join me in sharing your current read and whatever you are knitting at this moment. What gives you pause in the maddening rush of life? What restores your balance? Gives you peace? For me knitting and reading is my ultimate escape. Reading takes me away. Puts pause to my life. Stops my thoughts, and somehow helps to re-collect them and see life in a better, calmer way after I shelved whatever difficulty I might of been chewing on away while I read. Yes, I shelve my thoughts and read my scattered books (instead of thinking on my scattered thoughts). Knitting in it's magical rhythm soothes my soul. Both together create a quiet harmony to my life.
Join us at Ginny's "Small Things" blog to share-"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! " Share with Ginny at Small Things.
My TGV Shawl (TGV -High Speed Knitting- by Susan Ashcroft) is on larger size 8 needles and is being made up on Kirara by Noro. I absolutely love the texture and how the colors are playing out. Such an unexpected jumble of color- its unpredictability lends charm to it. Also it varies in thickness and has occasional slubs in it to add character. Really fun to work with.
I started knitting also a TGV shawl on smaller needles (size 7) using Merino Nylon Superwash which is a fingering yarn of Merino and Nylon and a vivid purple with blue, green and magenta interwoven into it.
Yesterday I introduced a new post in my Today's Positive Thoughts Blog which I think is worth mentioning here. I found I want my blog to mean more than a tangle of yarn and I have produced a list of reputable charities as an overall suggestion of giving. Giving is good for the soul. Also I include helpful suggestions of giving locally, especially for knitters. This article also serves as a reminder to me to actually do it.
More reading of my knitting adventures and an awesome chocolate cake recipe can be found in yesterday's blog- Tuesday's Eclectic Thoughts.
Reading this week.
Find your Calm.