Archives for January 18, 2012

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! ~


Most of my knitting time over the past week was spent finishing Gabriel’s sweater. (And thank you all so much for your kind comments on it!)  As much as I do love that sweater now that it’s finished, I am happy to be working on this ruffled scarf.  I plan to stay focused on it until it’s finished.  No casting on!

I am still reading Organized Simplicity, and despite the fact that we already maintain a relatively clutter free home (the best I can do in a small house with lots of kids) I am finding lots of good advice and wisdom here!  A friend alerted me earlier this week that it is available as a free Kindle download right now, so if you have a Kindle, go get it! Of course reading a book that motivates me to clean and organize isn’t good for bedtime, so I am also reading A Secret Gift.  A friend passed this book to me recently, and it is a very nice, thoughtful, quiet read.  I read one chapter each night at bedtime.

I also want to share a couple of funny knitting comments from my past couple of weeks.  I teach knitting to a friend’s daughters every week and recently her six year old told me, “Miss Ginny, I just love your bind off.”  That one made me laugh.  Monday night I helped teach at the local women’s shelter knitting class that I volunteer for.   One of the women pulled me aside saying, “Can you please help me figure out where my knitting got all jacked up?”  I smiled, fixed her “jacked up” stitch and moved on to the next person who needed help.

p.s.  With the help of a friend, I’ve got a Yarn Along button now! (I know, I should have done this over a year ago!)  Now, all you have to do is grab the code from below the button and add it to your post to link back to the Yarn Along.  And, because I had too much fun playing with these, there are eight different color choices.  Visit the Yarn Along page (tab is above the header) to see all the color choices.  This button can be inserted into your Yarn Along post each week, and I would love it if you added it to your sidebar!

Below is a linky list if you’d like to link up and join the Yarn Along.
(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 to this post in your blog post or on your flickr photo page so that others who may want to join the Yarn Along can find us!
(3) If you have any trouble linking up, just email me and I will help you!
You can also join the Flickr Yarn Along group to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!