{Weekending} Work

Weekending with Karen:

Some weekends are more about the doing than the slowing.

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This was one of those.

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We worked on the car, ran to Lowe’s for car parts, got groceries, cleaned up the house, and did yard work. There were conversations over car parts, conversations with neighbors, and conversations with the kids. We took long walks each night before bed.

I’m finally getting around to writing this post and realizing that I’m almost more worn out today than I was on Saturday morning when I woke up! Good thing there are no real plans for the week so far. We can ease in to it.

In His Arms

I am a sensitive person. These posts?

They describe me well.

Sometimes, my clothes just don’t fit right. The tears come too quickly. I see danger where there isn’t any.

I do my best to not look for predators around every street corner.

I know the truth, that riding in a car is considered more dangerous than flying…
most of the time.

I am aware that war is a part of the world.

And that kidnappings happen.

My sensitivity keeps me from seeking these things out. I don’t watch the news often but I don’t live in a cave either.

On days like this, when the tears seem to come easily for those suffering in deep and impossible to understand ways, I cling to the only message I know.



“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
~Romans 8:38-39


Baker’s Stripes

Yarning Along with Ginny:

Does buying yarn count as knitting?

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Cause I bought more baker’s cotton for dishcloths. I just haven’t cast on yet.

It’s been busy around here.

I finished Mary Coin. We discuss it at book club tonight. I’m glad I read it with my group. I found the ending rather confusing, and will be glad to hear other’s take on it. I’m reading FanGirl now. Love it.

Weds, 2:40 pm:

I’ve gotten a couple of requests in the comments about which patterns are my favorite for dishcloths. I am not unhappy with this cloth made with Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton, but it’s a little heavy to be called a favorite. The pattern itself, and how it knits up, is heavenly! More often, I find myself reaching for this one, and really loving it.

I haven’t knit this or this yet, but they are on my list to try… I’m not worried that most of these aren’t for the smaller gauge yarn. I know I like my cloths smaller and lighter, so I’m sure just adjusting the needle size will be enough to make them to my liking.

Happy knitting!