Wednesday, January 6, 2016

An Epiphany Yarn Along


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Happy New Year!

Blessed Feast of the Epiphany!

Happy birthday to my 4th child who turns 20 today!

I feel as if I have been in a cave----a Christmassy cave, but a cave, nonetheless---since December 25! Visiting with family, celebrating, unwinding from all the activity and stress before Christmas (and during Christmas) has been great, but I have been avoiding most responsibilities, email, and the outside world, in general. I have this tendency to turn inward and let everything else go in order to focus on family or the holiday.

Annnd, now we are back to the real world! All the decorations are still up and I love it. Saturday afternoon we will probably take down the sad-looking, needle-dropping tree, but everything else will likely wait until I have spare moments here and there. I like to linger over the process, if I can.


Oh, but you stopped in for a Yarn Along, didn't you! I started (and restarted) (and restarted) this Age of Brass and Steam kerchief with a skein that I got for Christmas. It's Madelinetosh tosh dk in the Steam Age colorway---which I thought very appropriate for the Brass and Steam kerchief. What's funny is that I got a skein of sock yarn from Malabrigo in almost the exact same colors! That one is wound up into 2 balls ready to start a pair of socks for moi.


Lately, I've mostly been reading magazines at night since we just got a subscription to InStyle magazine. Over Christmas I listened to The Girl on the Train which was a very good mystery. Rachel, the girl on the train, has a miserable commute to and from London every day and makes up a story about a couple who lives near the tracks at one of the stops. She sees them often enough that when the woman of the house disappears, Rachel has some help to offer the police. I would be interested to see it made into a movie if someone could do justice to the voyeuristic perspective offered and keep the mystery going. I was pretty surprised by the outcome!

10 comments:

  1. Happy Epiphany! I, too, linger in the process of taking down the Christmas decorations, but our dried out tree will probably be gone tomorrow. I'm thinking of covering it with bird seed & leaving it in the woods this year, we'll see :-)

    Such a beautiful blog you have, I'm so glad I popped over from Ginny's!
    Peace,
    ~Michelle

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle! I love the idea of setting up the tree and decorating it all over again with birdseed covered pinecones.

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  2. Yes! I don't understand why everyone seems to race to get the decorations down. Getting all those treasures up is a lot of work, why not enjoy it. The audio book sounds interesting.

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    1. Probably because everyone is in a race to get them up as soon as Thanksgiving is over. That's fine---I just love Christmas so much I like to linger over it!

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  3. Love that yarn -- I have yarn envy. ;-) I looked at the Brass and Steam kerchief but I need something that come down over my shoulders to keep me warm. I hope my dk weight yarn will do that!

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    1. I'd make something larger, but it's only one skein of dk, so it won't go that far!

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  4. I'm a ---get those decorations DOWN fast---kind of gal, so my house is as back to normal as it can get while we're still waiting for the construction to finish out back. Contractor thought maybe before Christmas---HA!; now it's looking more like February (with luck!)

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  5. We only just took our tree down yesterday, with reluctance... :-) Your yarn is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Caroline, and for stopping by!

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  6. Happy Epiphany! We have finished our celebrating this week too, and are back into the real world again. That book is on my list to read/listen to.

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