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

Having finished my scarf a couple of days ago, I actually only have one project on the needles now. (That’s not going to last!)  I am working on a pretty little shawl for a gift.  I really like this pattern, the Oaklet Shawl, because it stays simple until you reach the border at the end.  That makes it a good project for me to work on during the day here and there, especially while my boys read to me.  When I reach the border, I will have to start working on it after my kids are in bed.  The yarn is Springtree Road’s Julep, which I chose for the color because I think it is perfect for my intended recipient (this yarn is also just plain nice to work with.)

After seeing Tonya’s last Yarn Along post, I requested This Life is in Your Hands from my library.  It’s an autobiography written by Eliot Coleman’s daughter Melissa.  Her family’s story is interesting to me on many levels, especially because I have read one of Eliot Coleman’s books on organic growing.

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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!


  1. Ginny, I just read that book-in 3 days! I found it so interesting on many levels also. In a way her parent’s dream is our dream and their mistakes ours. I enjoyed it, but it was so sad.

  2. Sorry I’m a bit late just found your lovely blog your shawl is looking good, love the colour 🙂

  3. Sorry!
    My first link is linking to an old post from last year, please feel free to delete it.

    Your shawl is looking lovely, such a pretty colour you have chosen.
    ‘See’ you next week!
    x elflyn

  4. Happy leap year! I have adored this “yarn along” for over a year and finally got the guts to post. I am a knitting knovice to be sure. Thanks Ginny for being such an inspiring mama 🙂

  5. That yarn is such an incredible colour. So rich. And I love how you’ve photographed it against the brick. Such a nice contrast to the softness of the yarn.

  6. It is funny that is the same shawl I just cast on! I love the yarn you are using, you always have the nicest natural colors.

  7. Oh I finally managed to get extra Yarn at my library….I’ll eventually buy it but for now we’re enjoying it a lot….I love your scarf(yesterday’s post) by the way.

  8. Beautiful color!

  9. I love these Linky things. It’s a great way to discover new ideas and talented crafters. Happy Leap day!

  10. I always love seeing photos of books and hooks or books and needles 🙂 I’ll have to start remembering to take some of my own!

  11. The shawl looks lovely so far – what a great color!

  12. Happy Leap Year!

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