Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yarn Along--and a Giveaway!


Joining in once again for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along, and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading and knitting or crocheting!

I have finished the body of Gemma's summer cardigan (our church is freezing in the summer!  They say it is because the confessional doors stick in humid weather, but perhaps it is a way of insuring modest dress in the summer when girls start showing up in shorter skirts and sleeveless tops!), and have only the sleeves, blocking and buttons to do.  I am starting a hat for Japan (have you started yours?) and am tempted to start another sweater as well--I have a goal of making something for each of the kids by this November, but that may be ambitious for me, as I am a slow knitter with very limited time.

I also managed to finish The Invisible World--Understanding Angels, Demons and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us, which I have been reading through the last few Yarn Alongs  (you can read my little review of the book right here).  Anyway, I was given, in exchange for my honest review, the reading copy along with an extra copy to give away on my blog, so if you are interested in reading it, here is your chance to obtain a copy for free!  Just leave a comment here between now and Sunday, May 15th, midnight EST, and I will randomly choose a winner on Monday (I will be gone Friday through Sunday).

Good luck, and happy knitting and reading!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Nadja, thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love peppermint patties with a passion, too (say that three times, fast ;-). I love, love your beautiful cows. Such a lovely header picture.

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  2. I must be one of the few that loves the freezing cold in the Chapel. I am usually quite warm in there all winter so I am relieved when they start running the air! I am not working on any projects right now (just recovering from helping with Amanda's wedding) but I recently finished a pair of crocheted baby legs for Olivia.

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  3. I've started my hat for Japan too - but there isn't much to show yet - I hope to have it done for next yarn along :)
    good luck with your projects - November is far far away but for us - slow knitters - it can be pretty hard :) - I'm thinking about starting my Christmas presents already :D because if I don't, Christmas won't come :P

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  4. Hmm I want to start one of these hats for Japan. I just can't seem to get motivated to knit lately. Your little sweater is beautiful by the way. :)

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  5. The cold is nice, I like the need for a sweater when I have to put them away the rest of the time. The knitting looks great!

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  6. I need to learn how to knit... its on my ever growing to-do list that I need to get done in my ever-shrinking amount of free time...

    I'm going to read your book review now. I've had several people recommend that book, and have been curious to read it.

    @ Elizabeth, I agree on liking the chapel cold! Especially when pregnant, I'm glad for the cool!

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  7. Hey there! I am going now to read the book review too. After what we (my family) have been "taught" about this stuff, it sounds very scary to me. And normally I would run, not walk, away from a title like that! Now in saying that, I am sure you would not be endorsing a book that would have any of the crazy demon chasing stuff in it. SO, I am going to read the review and try to be open to what you have to say about it ;o) I do value your opinion very much. I might just be too damaged for this one!!

    Off to look at the review, wish me luck ;o)
    Have a great day! Deb

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  8. That cardigan is just so lovely! I've got to get started on some hats for Japan. I've been in a hat mood so hopefully I can get right down to it!
    Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Our church is always freezing as well. I think they crank up the AC for the priest to be comfortable in his attire :) Your knitting is beautiful!

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  10. I love the colors of your sweater and the hat. I am going to start my hat for Japan as soon as I am done with the baby sweater I am knitting. I read your review of the book, and I think it sounds very interesting. I would love to read it.

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  11. Love your speculation about keeping the church cold so that girls (and women!) will dress more modestly! The book looks very intriguing -- your knitting is yummy to see! God bless, Michele F.

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