Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yarn Along


Reading: A Year of Biblical Womanhood, by Rachel Held Evans. This book probably isn't what you're expecting from the title...read the subtitle. :) I picked it up on a whim from Goodwill about a year ago, because it sounded interesting. The author decided to do a year-long experiment to follow the Bible's instructions for women as closely as possible. (Some of those rules are ones that are common among Christian conservative groups, like only wearing skirts and not cutting her hair, but she also follows the stricter rules like covering her head when she prays and remaining silent in church.) I'm really enjoying it! Besides describing her personal experiment, the author also includes short interviews with a variety of women (polygamists, Amish/Mennonite women, etc.) and each chapter ends with a focus on a certain woman from the Bible. A lot of the book is funny, so of course I appreciate that. But one of my favorite things so far is that the author doesn't shy away from discussing some of the harsh Old Testament rules for women and the darker stories of the more obscure women of the Bible. I've never really seen anyone talk about those things before.

Knitting: A sweet little striped baby hat. This is another one to sell....I haven't really done any personal knitting in the past week. I'm using some of my handspun for this one. I accidentally ended up with an odd amount of leftover fiber that I was spinning to sell in my Etsy shop (which I'm planning to open in the middle of June!), and I managed to spin it into just enough yardage for a baby hat. :)

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}

6 comments:

  1. I bought this book on sale a while ago, and haven't got to reading it yet. I will have to dig it out and actually read it!
    Love the yarn - gorgeous colours.

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    1. I finished this book today...I really liked it! :) Thank you!

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  2. Hi Kristin,
    that's beautiful handspun. Thanks for the book inspiration - this one went straight to my wishlist :)

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed this book...hope you do, too!

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