Whole Parenting Family

Wednesday Reads & Knits

yarn along

I’m linking up with my friend Ginny at her Yarn Along where every week she posts what she’s knitting and reading. She’s always reading amazing things and knitting even more amazing things. Don’t look for those knitting skillz here, friends. But the quality books? YES!

The very first is my other friend Kelly’s wonderful retreat based on Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ. It’s called A Worthy Reception and I really enjoyed doing it. It was intense for this spiritual wuss but I’m going to do it again before the baby comes–really good to go deep and old school with a private retreat! If you have wanted to do some interior work but really can’t get away from your family or work obligations long enough to go on an actual retreat, this is the book for you.

The next is a book a dear friend gave me I’m still working through called The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander. Talk about beautiful meditations about the Blessed Virgin Mary! It’s mystical but accessible. A must read for your fall.

And what would a Nell reading list be without some pop psych book? I read Incognito: the secret lives of the brain by David Eagleman a while back and then lent it to my sister. I snagged it back when I was on the East Coast last month and hopped back into it. Eagleman is a neuroscientist who goes into the subconscious brain and so many factors that go into how our brains are developed and function. Fascinating and readable for mama-mush brains like me.

yarn along

Knitting this blanket in a simple basketweave stitch with beautiful yarn my sister gave me for my birthday as a gift for her baby arriving next month. She doesn’t know if it’s a boy or a girl so the half-pink, half-purple is the best I can do for gender neutral!

What are you reading & crafting?

amazon links mean i get $0.003 if you buy after clicking through the link. Kelly provided me with a copy of the book after I got to do some minor edits on it. Allll opinions my own, as always.

1 Comment

  1. Kristen on July 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    No knitting — too hot! — but still stitching the same handpieced quilt I’ve been working on for… over two years, anyway. The goal is to finish it by the 8 month old’s second birthday. The top is maybe 2/3 done, and is sort of visible sort of recently here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHJNbJaDyQW/?taken-by=kmartspecial

    And I’m finally, finally reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between The World And Me. I’m one of those people that reads to solve problems and process issues, so I’m seeking a path forward, toward racial justice, by learning more.