I bought this pretty blue-and-green yarn for Rose, not realizing its texture would be difficult to work with....so she has graciously let me use it for my scarf. ;) I had a hard time working with it, too....I'm pretty sure our hooks must be too small for this variety. SO, I found only large hook we had in the house (which is really thick!) and decided to just experiment and see how it all turned out! As you can see, it's making a very loose/chunky design...but I like it. I'm thinking it will make a nice scarf/shawl, very snuggly and warm.
I haven't had very much time for books lately, so my reading this week has been very practical. I'm still working through The Imitation of Christ, which is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorites....and I will probably end up keeping this one on my nightstand permanently! Also, I've been re-reading Larry Burkett's Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples. My hubby & I attended one of Burkett's seminars (at my church) before we were married - newly engaged! It's always been a tremendous help to us, as far as finances are concerned....and I've never found anyone that can explain the process of keeping a cash-budget system quite like Burkett does. Not exactly fun reading, but good never-the-less. :)
Rose is excited to be joining in the fun today, too! She's been working so hard on her sweet little scarf, and it's been wonderful to watch her learn and grow in confidence as we work through these projects. The yarn is a rich raspberry-pink and olive green, which of course looks like a ball of random colors in an 8-year-old's eyes. So you can imagine her delight every time a new stripe shows up in the scarf! ("Mom, look - another stripe!!") I can't tell you how much joy this Mama has had, working through our first little projects together.....and we're making a long list of more things to try. :)
Excited to be linking up for the first time with Ginny over at Small Things!