Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday, everyone! (Or, Thursday, I guess...but this post was started on a Wednesday!)

This Wednesday, I'm linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along. Ginny writes:

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

Check out her lovely blog if you haven't already!

I've been working on some travel toys for Sister Stinky. We've got some traveling coming up in the near future. The first trip involves a long car ride and the second trip involves Sister Stinky's first plane flight. (True story...my first plane flight, too!) I've got some things in the works for her that I'll hopefully get to share soon! The above crocheted piece is the beginning of a little pretend picnic set for her.

Right now I'm in the midst of reading The River Cottage Family Cookbook. I'm finding it to be a lovely read! It works through different food categories, sharing stories and background (my favorite was the section about dairy maids!), and then sharing some recipes, too. The Abbot thinks it's funny that I'm reading a cookbook from the UK, but I think that the authors' background adds some rich cultural notes that you won't find in most cookbooks. This one may need to make it on to my Christmas list next year!

Sister Stinky and I discovered Pascual and the Kitchen Angels (by Tomie dePaola) when we were at the library the other day. I LOVE it! It's a beautiful story, then when you turn the final page you discover that it's based on the life of an actual saint! With four theology degrees between the Abbot and I we are very picky about the religious books our Stinky reads. Sometimes I feel bad, because I don't purchase many religious books for her because I am so concerned about their quality! I don't want anything cheesy, and it has to both capture the imagination and be theologically sound. Thankfully, Tomie dePaola never lets me down! We'll have to add this one (and every other Tomie dePaola book in existence that we don't already own) to our collection as soon as the budget allows!!!


  1. I've have several of Tomie dePaola's books and I like them all, especially Charlie Needs a Cloak an The Quilt Story

  2. I love Tomie...My son always cries when he hears "The Clown of God" being read.

  3. I'd love to see a list of the religious books Sister Stinky does have! Four theology degrees is four more than my husband and I have and I'd like to be more choosy and deliberate in building our children's religious library.


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