Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Knitting and Reading

I just wanted to share more about Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati as I am still reading it and have had some requests for more of a review.  Well, it is a very engaging read, however, it has some steamy scenes  between the two main characters.  They are loving but descriptive.   I am about half way through the book.  I just wanted to let anyone know that prefers not to read such scenes.   The plot, however, is excellent and I am enjoying reading about a wilder, simpler time.  

I have started The Resolution for Women and Mike is reading The Resolution for Men.  These books were written by the creators of the movie Courageous.  
I found this quote encouraging -
"When you've concluded that what you already have on hand is enough, that it's adequate  - that it's been deemed by God as sufficient - then you're equipped and empowered to participate fully in the tasks set before you during this season of life."

This is so true - God gives us what we need.

"God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8

For knitting, I am finishing up Emmy's spring sweater - the Anya's Cardigan from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.  With just a little over one sleeve left, I am hopeful to be able to finish it in time for Easter Sunday.  
I found this sweet crocheted Victorian Capelette pattern and am crocheting it for Sarah to wear on Easter.  It comes together very quickly.

Looking forward to all of the sharing today at Ginny's Knit Along.

Warm wishes,


  1. I'm so thankful for his sufficiency... No complaining, just plain and joyful living when we trust His hand and are thankful. You're knits are still flying off of the needles even with the baby. Such an inspiration!

    God Bless, Debbie

  2. love how delicate the pink project looks and the yarn appears to be oh so soft!

  3. Beautiful projects you are working on!
    And I loved the Wilderness series by Sara Donati!

  4. Such a beautiful quote Tonya, thank you for sharing.

  5. Loving that blueish purple knit and the baby pink one is so delicate and has such tiny stitches!

  6. Thank you for your comments on the books....I have wanted to read The Resolution for Women. I have now added that book to my "to read" list. I also appreciate the quotes from the book...they are so true! Your blog is an inspiration to me as I attempt to simplify my sometimes "crazy-busy" life. Thanks.

  7. 3 woman friends all got the resolution book to read together this spring/summer. hoping it is good. Also trying to do Beth Moore James and a bible study with the youth girls. might be a little overloaded!! but it's all good stuff. loving your knitting, too. have to jump back and see what other things you've posted...Knit on!

  8. Great quote! Sounds like you've got your hands full (of yarn) between now and Sunday! Good luck!

  9. that quote and scripture were just what I needed to read today. Thank you for that! Have a wonderful Easter! He has risen! Just as He said!!

  10. Great quote~ such a needed reminder.

    I have recently written a book and would be happy to send you a free copy if you are interested in posting a review. Thanks! Terri