Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hill Day Yarn Along

When I was a child Wednesday was known as Hill Day, therefore, it happens to keep this description in my brain. Wednesday resides smack dab in the middle of the week, you reach the top of the hill and a coast down the hill begins until you slam straight into the weekend.

So it is on this Hill Day in the last week of January, that I contribute my knitting and reading pursuits of the week for Ginny's Yarn Along. At least two knitting projects and one crochet project are on my needles, or hook, at the present, but I am about to finish these mitts today. The yarn, Ty-Dy Wool, in the color of Berries, is being knit on # 7 double points with the pattern toast. I more than likely have shared this pattern before, but I love these mitts in their simplicity and function. Mitts are worn even inside the house by me throughout the days of winter, especially since I seem to lack warm hands during cold weather.

                                            "Because the road was steep and long,
                                              And through a dark and lonely land,
                                                God set upon my lips a song
                                               And put a lantern in my hand."
                                                                              ~Joyce Kilmer

Bess Street Aldrich writes a tender story, in this case about a  courageous woman who chose willingly and sacrificially to give of herself to her family, understanding that eternal things are the most priceless gifts we are given in our lives. A Fine Romance by Susan Branch takes you on a delightful journey to England, via the RMS Queen Mary. Her hand-written journal entries and illustrations flow throughout its pages making you feel as if you were stuffed into her suitcase to ramble alongside her to enjoy parts of the English countryside, the historical homes, and the sipping of tea in tea rooms. One evening I drew a hot bath to soak in and with anticipation opened its pages. One could begin and end this book with only one seatting, but my bath water became too tepid! But by the next day I had returned back home from my trip, just wanting to go back again( but for real this time).


wayside wanderer said...

I like the cheery berry color and those are mittens you won't easily loose. I hope you get to take another lovely "trip" soon. My book club picked " Love is a Wild Assault" for February last night. The description and reviews are much better than the cheesy title might lead one to believe. :)

Becky said...

I love that colorway. Gorgeous!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Both books sound delightful and inspiring - must check out the second for my mother-in-law. Your yarn looks so soft, just the thing for winter evenings.

Karen said...

I'm a bit envious of your knitting and reading times. ;) I've missed visiting here (and other favorite blogs, too) and must get back to it. Thank you for your comment recently. You do know where I am in this life journey, having gone down this road yourself.
I hope you are all enjoying this gift of downtime with the weather. I know I'm trying! An unexpected trip to the hospital occurred yesterday morning. Christie's husband is in training for his new job, so I spent the day with her. However, babies and mama are fine. Just a little blip for now. We're praying for two more weeks, so they won't have to be in NICU. So good to hear from you! Blessings, Karen

GretchenJoanna said...

I like this idea of Hill Day - Wednesday this week (yesterday) was a wonderful peak-like experience, but I can see a use for the metaphor even if it's not always so exalted. :-)
I came to your post a little late and that's probably why I didn't make use of the momentum I should have had today!

Hill upon Hill said...

We call it "Hump Day" but I prefer "Hill Day".

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