Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Yarn Along 2015 {one}


I purchased this lovely lace-weight wool from ewefluffyewe on etsy. The colorway is Mr. Knightley. I am a sucker for Jane Austen inspired anything and love the rich, dark colors in this yarn, so I had to buy it when I saw it listed in the shop. Hannah, the shop owner, will wind the yarn for you for free, which is wonderful for me because I have a ball winder but not a swift. The yarn label includes the names of the sheep and their breeds. Mr. Knightley is 100% wool from Annabelle, Barnaby, Digory, and Dodge. Their breeds include Romney, Blue Faced Leicester, California Variegated Mutant, and Coopworth. Hannah blogs at Redeeming Acres.

The pattern is The Ericka Scarf from Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! It is an easy pattern to memorize and knit. It is perfect for me to knit while schooling the boys, listening to audio books, or while watching a movie. My favorite kind of project these days.


I recently finished Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message, written by Tara Mohr. Playing Big is not a just book about inspiring women to stop allowing fear to hold them back from their dreams. It also offers tools and guidance on how to move forward (leap as Tara Mohr calls it) and make changes not only in their lives but the world around them. 

I do not work outside of my home, and I do not have any current plans for starting a business. But I am always interested in learning new ways to build confidence, set goals and fulfill them, and create a better, kinder, happier environment for my family, friends, and people I come into contact with throughout my life. 

In the introduction of Playing Big, Tara Mohr writes: 

"Playing Big is about bridging the gap between what we see in you and what you know about yourself. It's a practical guide to moving past self-doubt and creating what you most want to create- whether in your career, community, or in a passion you pursue outside of work. It's not about the old-school notion of playing big- more money, more prestigious title, a bigger empire, or fame. It's about you living with a sense of greater freedom to express your voice and pursue your aspirations."

I enjoyed reading Playing Big. I especially enjoyed defining my inner critic, learning about the two different fears pachad and yirah, and the action of leaping. Playing Big will inspire you to dig deep, define what is important to you, and help you turn your hesitation into action. 

Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along

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