“Like thousands of others, we survived the storm and the many dark days that followed because of the kindness of strangers who brought food, water, and comfort’.” ― Vivek Murthy

To say I am profoundly grateful for all your kind words for my post on Monday would be an understatement. I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of kindness. Though I have not “met” many of you, the kindness you shared made me feel very much a part of a community…this absolutely amazing Blogisphere we all participate in together. Thank you all for your hugs and your support!

Carole posted something I found incredibly profound on Monday and it is a very good reminder to me that doing is so much better than not doing. If you have not read her post, it is absolutely a must read! Thank you, Carole for this gentle reminder to be a “doer”!

Now, how about some knitting content?

I cast on a new project yesterday!! As you can see, I have started my Daytripper cardigan and I am so happy! I did not spend a great deal of time knitting, but it is going so fast! Yay for US 11 needles! (Also, the Knitting gods are sending snow this week to Pittsburgh so knitting with wool will be extra pleasant!)

But this sweater…

It was just a bit windy…lol

I am in love! The fit is perfect… the amount of ease, the length of the body and sleeves, the neck band are all just right! And this deep inky blue! I have worn it several times already and I am contemplating a Marled Purl Strings… I don’t know how the yarns will work, but I hope to do some swatching tonight to see how it looks.

(I am really hoping the reality is a good as the vision in my minds eye!)

I also got those birthday socks done with days to spare!! Waahooo!

The reading was so very good this week! Oh my!

The Confessor (Gabriel Allon, #3)The Confessor by Daniel Silva
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series just keeps getting better with every book! Gabriel is again drawn in to help solve a murder. Intrigue at the Vatican makes for a fascinating mystery that you solve with Allon. The writing is good and the story is believable. Finally, I especially love the insights into art restoration… Allon’s “day job” and I highly recommend this series!

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult TimesWintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Wintering brings about some of the most profound and insightful moments of our human experience, and wisdom resides in those who have wintered.”

I had really hoped to read this book last year, but boy am I glad I read it when I did. May’s thoughts, ideas, and story-telling was exactly what I needed right now. This book is inspiring and comforting. If you are looking for a respite from a rough patch, I highly recommend Wintering.

That is all I have for today. I will be back tomorrow to usher in Poetry Month!

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