Come on. I know you’re singing it. 😉
I had technical difficulties trying to post on Wednesday last week. Did anyone else? My posting template page would not load at all. I think, perhaps, it was God’s way of telling me to get to bed. Anyway… It seems to be working fine this week, so onto the post and the link-up at Small Things.
I’m still hooking away at my afghan. In fact, I’ve got a square mostly done in the tote at my feet as I type this. The good thing is that I’m not bored of them yet. I still get a little thrill as they grow and as I see the colors work together. This is a good thing since I still have such a long way to go.
I sort of picked up Divergent again. By that I mean that I’m carrying it with me to work. It’s long overdue at the library, and with Advent beginning soon, I may just return it and pick the series up after the new year.
For Advent, I signed up for an online Advent retreat with my friend, Tara, a Spiritual Director. I’ve been meaning to highlight her ministry, Anam Cara, for a while. Please do check out her website. I think she may have spots left if you are interested in journeying with her through the upcoming Advent season.
In addition to the retreat, I’m considering a couple books to read on my own. My parents gave me Ann Voskamp’s book, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas, for my birthday. I kinda had forgotten that I had it when I ordered two books off my Amazon wish list on Monday. God With Us was recommended by Tara a couple of years ago, but has been out of stock every time I try to order it for Advent (usually because I’ve waited until the last moment). Silence And Other Surprising Invitations of Advent was another book recomended by Tara and the one she was reading for Advent last year. It looks good, but the subject is a very tender subject for me. It felt too raw last year. So, it will be one of those three, I think. God With Us won’t be here until next Tuesday, though.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but I have a baby hat on the needles. It’s a copy of the finished one next to it. I used this pattern for a rolled brim hat for the hat, another for the leaf, and just did a short i-cord for the stem.
I’ve also made some progress on my Hogwarts Express shawl. I just finished the garter section and worked the row of increases. Now it’s on to the cables and beads. Eep!