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! ~

February 1 Yarn Along

It’s February 1 and Valentine’s Day will be here shortly.  I do believe that true love is knitting 30 cm of ribbing, so that’s what I am doing this week because Jonny needs a new hat.   He isn’t picky at all, so he didn’t get involved in choosing the pattern (well he claims he isn’t picky–but I doubt he would wear a super dorky hat.)  I am following the Yarn Harlot’s Lorne’s Hat pattern because I really wanted to make sure that the hat would be snug, and all that ribbing ensures that it will be.  I meant to have it finished by now, but goodness, all that ribbing.  Valentine’s Day at the latest….

I am reading These Happy Golden Years this week, and right now I feel like it is my favorite of all the Little House books.  I love reading about Almanzo’s courtship of Laura; the sweetness and the innocence of it all.  Which Little House book is your favorite?



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(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!


  1. Hi… a friend of mine has yarn she’d like to donate. Do you still take contributions for the women you teach to knit?? If so, please contact me at yankeegroomer@aol.com. If not, could you let me know, please? She wants to find someone who will use her yarn.
    Many thanks, (I adore your blog!) Daryl in Maine

  2. Ginny, I somehow didn’t get the link in to your yarn along at first, but now I’ve added it! Sorry about the slip up. You can see it at http://twyste.com/2012/02/01/yarn-along-easy-free-2-words-i-like-in-front-of-cowls/. Also, I added a page of free and easy patterns on my site that you or your readers may enjoy http://freeandsimpleknittingpatterns.blogspot.com/

  3. I thought I was crazy but I immediately thought of The Long Winter…but I see I am not alone. Not sure why I liked it, but I did. The Happy Golden Years broke my heart. It bursted the bubble of the perfect world the series created, where she left out all the really tragic events of her life.

  4. I am kind of slacking on my knitting this week, boo. But I had to chime in because I LOVE Little House books, I love the Big Woods, I love Plum Creek, when I was little I did not just love Farmer Boy too much, but I really love it now that I am older. Seriously, they are all really good and I am guilty of still reading all of them from time to time!

  5. i love the little house series as well.
    my favorite has to be “the long winter” i must have read that dozens of times as a little girl!

  6. I remember walking to the library in Jr high (about 50 years ago) and checking out these books.
    I enjoy so much looking at others knitting and adding books to my reading list. Thank you

  7. Love, love, love the Little House series. I even used the Prairie Primer for a year with our homeschool and I have to say that my favorites are Little House on the Prarie and The Long Winter. We did so many fun activities with it , like soap-making, yarn dying, sewing, quilting and cooking. Not sure if my kids were as enthused as me: I think I was born in the wrong century!

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