What I am knitting and what I am reading for Ginny's yarn along? I am knitting up pickles plain vest in soleil 100% cotton. The pattern calls for 100 grams each of cotton and merino lace wool but I've been wanting to use this yarn, and with the mish-mosh colors I had left I thought this might be a fun-easy pattern to get creative with. I'm using piquant green with arcadian green for the ribbing. and butter yellow with arcadian green for the stockinette. I'm hoping that breaking the colors up this way will leave enough yarn to finish the project. Isn't it exciting when you start a project not knowing that you are going to be able to finish? Ahem...
I am reading Primal by Mark Batterson. This is a book that was recommended (and later loaned) to me by my friend Alan (thanks Alan). I read it in snippets before bed at night which is a good way to read it.
Whenever I'm reading the Bible and I get to a verse that I already understand or obey, I tend to read really slowly. I take time to pat myself on the back before turning the page. But when I get to a verse that I don't understand or don't obey, my natural tendency is to speed-read. My pace picks up because I don't like the confusion or conviction it causes. But here's a rule of thumb: when you feel like reading fast, you need to read slow. And if you do, God will reveal new patterns of truth. The truth won't just get into your short-term memory, it will get into your eternal soul. And instead of just imparting information, it will lead to transformation. excerpt from chapter 5
Challenging. This isn't one of those books that just makes you feel good after reading. Yet, it does feel good to be challenged doesn't it? Mark Batterson is a thinker and a doer. I'm often heavy on the thinking and light on the doing. I'll be trying harder.