Hello friends and happy Friday!
Thinking about Advent. what to read – my small group is considering Advent in Narnia (and ooh, I’d love a good excuse to re-read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and I think I’m going to read this one on my own. and maybe join in Ambah O’Brien’s Advent-along. I haven’t done a knit-every-day kind of project before but this one looks like fun. especially if I could find some friends to join me!
Grateful for all the community in my life – on social media and in real life. Chapter Six of Braving the Wilderness is titled “Hold Hands. With Strangers.” I think it should be Strangers and Friends.
Social media are great for developing community but for true belonging, real connection and real empathy require meeting real people in a real space in real time. (page 141)
This blog, Instagram and Ravelry are the only social media platforms I engage with. I don’t live close enough for face-to-face with all the connections I’ve made through those platforms, but they add a diversity and richness that expands my North-Atlanta-suburbia reality. Thank you!
Inspired by the fabulous fall weather to get back to sweater knitting. I pulled out Calyx on Wednesday (it’s been hibernating since early May) and spent a very fun couple of hours knitting and attaching the shoulder pieces. Now on to the neckband!
Fun … Sam turns two next week. His birthday party is tomorrow and Katie’s chosen a New York City theme. This afternoon, I get to bake little cheesecakes and black and white cookies. and I’m mixing up a pitcher of this very Fall in the Big Apple sangria.
Have a wonderful weekend!