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! ~

Yarn Along

I am slowly working on my bright, sunny cowl.  I have been trying to drag it out a bit as one of you suggested.  It really is such a nice knit.  I will probably finish it before this post actually goes up though, as Jonny and I have a date with Downton Abbey tonight.

I am reading Little Heathens which was suggested to me by one of you.  The author recalls her childhood on a farm during the Great Depression and manages to do so in a tremendously upbeat fashion. I am really enjoying it.


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(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. I loved “Little Heathens”! My grandma grew up in the rural South during the Depression. I wish I could ask her if her experience was similar. Sadly, she passed a few years ago.

  2. Not sure you have read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn but it is a must!!

  3. that book sounds great, I’m going to have to check it out

  4. I will repeat it here: what a lovely shade of yellow. It reminds me of a fruit we have in Italy, la nespola, but i have never seen here. it’s one of the old kind of fruits, very seasonal, that people nowadays are forgetting…. I checked it:

  5. Ooh, I forgot “Little Heathens!” It’s on my bookshelf. Maybe I’ll read that next.

    Love your cowl. What a gorgeous color.

  6. I love the colour of that yarn… I have a friend who loves yellow and it reminds me of her. I’d love to make her something like this (and, come to think of it, her birthday is in April!).

  7. Love your blog! And the yarn along! I’ve linked to a photo on my Flickr. In the future i may also post pics for the Yarn Along on my blog.

  8. Thanks for sharing
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  9. Downton Abbey! Woohoo!

  10. I read that book years ago and really enjoyed it, it’s one I keep meaning to revisit at some point.

  11. your cowl is coming along nicely! Such a yummy color!!!

  12. Still battling sickness here, so not much knitting. I do love Downton Abbey. I watched the last series when it was on PBS and am hooked this time as well. Of course, I end up watching it streaming on pbs.org (we don’t really have a TV). I will need to check out that book as Ted Gup’s book really struck me with his covering of the Depression.

  13. The cowl is beautiful and I am so glad to see you are enjoying Little Heathens. I just knew you would. Also, I don’t have a knitting update this week (who wants to see week after week photos of my slow progress on my Anabel sweater?) BUT I have a question for you Ginny. My husband and I are Lark Rise obsessed. We have all 4 seasons on DVD and watch it at least 3 times a week (we’re almost through season 2) BUT how does it compare to Downtown Abbey? We don’t have cable so I’d have to buy it or get NetFlix, but before I do, does it compare to Lark Rise? Better? I’d love your opinion. Thank you!

  14. I love the color of your cowl. I am sure it will look very pretty on you.

  15. Thanks for hosting! I finally got up the courage to join in. What a wonderful group of people! Enjoying checking out everyone’s projects and books.

  16. Such a wonderful, floral lace pattern, I love it!

    I have had my first go at colorworks this week and I enjoy it so much – slow but satisfying knitting 🙂

    Happy Knitting to you!

  17. Thanks for hosting! I love reading, as well, and have been finishing the third book of The Hunger Games series. It really is a phenomenal story! I highly recommend it. 🙂

  18. Love that buttery sunny yellow!

  19. That color would brighten anyone’s day!
    Simply lovely!
    Have a great week!

  20. Glad that you are savoring your lovely cowl!

  21. What a beautiful project for February! Sunny, soft, and for yourself — perfect!

  22. Finally got my timing right!

  23. I just joined your Yarn Along but accidentally linked myself via my first name rather than my blog name (oh well!). Your cowl is looking lovely!

  24. Love the yellow!
    I linked up for the first time ever!! Thanks so much for the inspiration…

  25. I love that color of yarn! Your cowl looks very pretty so far! Maybe I will get to that level of knitting someday.

  26. My first time joining! Thank you so much for hosting! And also thank you for your inspiring ideas. My current knitting project is one you recommended just a little while ago. Thank you again!

  27. I’m usually not a fan of yellow, but boy am I finding that color inviting during this dreary time of year here. And that lace patterns is so pretty. I think I might give it a go. Thanks.

  28. Love the color of your cowl, I’m still so afraid of lace.

  29. Fantastic colour!

  30. Ooh, I just finished A Secret Gift upon your recommendation and Little Heathens looks like the perfect follow up. Love that buttery yarn – your cowl will be beautiful. A ring of spring around your neck!

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