Yarn Along

 ~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
This week I finished Silas’ Baby Surprise Jacket.  I really, really love it. Thanks to the beautiful handspun cashmere I knit it with, this is an incredibly soft sweater.  I think the size turned out perfectly for Silas to wear it this winter.  I may end up picking up stitches around the sleeve cuffs and adding some ribbing to extend their length.
This week I finally read Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids.  Honestly, I didn’t think I needed this book, but after reading it I feel like the woman in The Last Unicorn (can’t remember her name despite watching that movie way more often than I should have as a child) who cries out, “Where have you been!” repeatedly when she sees the unicorn for the first time.  Where was this book when Seth was a baby?  I could just cry when I think of it.  But the message that the author really hammers in is one of hope, not of guilt, and I am trying to embrace that.  This book is about far more than getting rid of toys.  We don’t have a television, we have very few toys, (we do have more books than the author would approve of, that’s for sure!), and I still learned so much.  There is always room for positive change.
(Beatrix is reading Can You Count?, which she loves because she can “read” it.  It is a very simple counting book by Gyo Fujikawa one of my favorite childhood authors.)
Below is a linky list if you’d like to add a link to your own Yarn Along photo.
(**And those of you posting crochet projects, don’t forget to add the word “crochet” next to your name! thanks!)

(1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your blog post or your specific Flickr photo and not your main blog URL or Flickr Photostream. Please be sure and link to your current Yarn Along post, and not a Yarn Along post from a previous week.
(2) Include a link back here in your blog post or flickr photo page.
(3) If you have any trouble linking up, just email me and I will help you!

You can also join the Flickr to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!

I love to hear from you!