Archives for February 22, 2012

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On several occasions during today’s Ash Wednesday Mass, Beatrix loudly asked me for a piece of chocolate.  She has discovered that I frequently have a bar of dark chocolate in my purse, you know, for chocolate emergencies.  Yesterday I caught her raiding my stash.  This afternoon, the site of my purse on the floor beneath the pew must have reminded her of the chocolate.  Of all the days of the year for her to loudly request sweets during Mass, it would be the first day of Lent.

This year my cross wasn’t quite as intense as last year’s.  I suppose I am starting a tradition, collecting photos of them.

After Mass we stopped by my friend’s house to feed his cats.  The girls helped.

Lark and Bea like for me to curl their hair.  I explained to Larkspur that we only “make curls” for special and important things, like going to Mass.  Larkspur asked me, “What’s the second most important thing?  Confession?”

“Yes, Larkspur.  You must always curl your hair for confession.”   No, of course I didn’t say that.  I was laughing too hard.

I’ve added our brief Lenten reading list in the sidebar.  I recently began following this plan to read through the Catechism alongside my Bible in a year.  I think Lent is a great time to start.  For the past two years, we have read A Family Journey with Jesus Through Lent to our children, and I recommend it.  On the recommendation of a friend I purchased this book, and it has inspired something new for this year.  We are planning to read the scriptures associated with the Lenten Cross and will hopefully create a simple Lenten Cross as we go.  I am thinking that it could be really lovely with small embroidered symbols, but for this year we will have to keep it simple, especially as I am reminded of the mere handful of needle felted Jesse Tree ornaments that I have made over the past two years.

Yarn Along

~ 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! ~

Yarn Along

In an act of self control suggested to me by my husband, this week I have focused my evening knitting time on this lacy scarf that I began many months ago.  It hasn’t been finished mainly because projects I was working on for other people were my priority (the quick projects knit mainly for myself for instant gratification don’t count, right?)  I had actually decided to set this project aside until next winter entirely, but liked the challenge not to cast anything else on just yet.  This is my first scarf, and while I love the pattern and the yarn, scarves are…long!  I am past the half way mark, so maybe I’ll finish it up in another week or two.

I’m still reading Little Heathens as well.  I am really enjoying it, and have even found myself copying some of the simple recipes included into my recipe journal.

I mentioned in a post yesterday that I am keeping comments closed on my blog for Lent (until after Easter Sunday.)  I am hoping that it won’t be an issue for the Yarn Along.  Feel free to email me if you have concerns.

my project notes:
free pattern here
yarn here

 

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