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 haven’t cast on any more of the projects that I have ready to go.  I’ve just been working back and forth on my Oaklet shawl (I am two rows away from the beginning of the lace) and have knit a few rounds on Circumnavigate.  Circumnavigate is a really fun pattern!  The repeats are easy to remember as I go and I am loving it so far.

I only have a few pages left in Merry Hall and I am trying to decide if I want to move on to the next book in this trilogy, or save it for awhile.  Jonny is reading Better BeekeepingNext up he wants to read about honeybee removal, and swarm trapping.  He definitely has bees on the brain.


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  1. Your posts make me want to pull the beekeeping dream up to the top of the list. Beautiful shawl too!

  2. I love your Oaklet, but tonight I’d like to say thank you for bringing to my attention a while ago (with that beautiful photo of Beatrice) Imogen tee/Immie Tee/Immie blanket. I love these patterns, I am knitting the tee for myself and I finished this week the blanket for church. Lovely!

  3. I saw a Beekeeping book today in a thrift store and it made me think about you. Can you/Johnny read French?

  4. I love the perspective of your photo!

  5. I love when you have Yarn Along, helps me to get excited about doing new projects. Thanks!

  6. That shawl is going to be so beautiful. I really adore the yarn, and your knitting looks great. And yay for books that are good enough that you want to save the sequel up for later. That’s my favourite kind. 🙂

  7. I love the look of the oaklet shawl. Does anyone have an opinion on whether this would work in a bulkier yarn (if I modified the pattern and cast on fewer stitches)? It’s everything I want in a shawl, only the yarn weight is wrong for what I have!

  8. My fingers are itching to make a shawl. My knitting/crochet to-do list just gets longer and longer, especially after perusing all the lovely things displayed on yarn along. Thats definitely a good thing though, inspiration never gets old!

  9. Nice colors, I’ve been itching to get my own bees. I’ve always been fascinated by them. Hopefully I’ll get mine next Spring.

    Currently I’ve been working on a lot of amigurumi projects. The past few days I’ve been working on an adorable bunny, and some cute monsters. 🙂

  10. Angelica says:

    I always love the colors you choose, and I also love your bee updates. I grew up with honeybees in our yard and would love to have a couple of hives one day.

  11. Bees, Bees, Bees… your bees came up at my book club last night. I love that you are so lovingly caring for them, my friend! As always, perfect color choice for your shawl.

  12. The shawl looks so pretty. I might have to try out this pattern next. My husband has become fascinated with beekeeping recently. We don’t live somewhere yet that will support beekeeping but it’s definitely something to put on our “future farm” to do list.

  13. I love that color!

  14. Beautiful. I always love the pictures you take of your work…and your family! Just lovely.

  15. I love the color you are using for your shawl… so pretty. I think everyone looks good in that color:)

  16. How pretty! What yarn are you using?

  17. That’s a lovely Oaklet. I just love the photo itself… with the books on the shelf and the colors! You’re so talented.

  18. I love the color of your shawl! A great cup of tea and knitting, that is such a cozy feeling.

  19. Love hearing about those bees! Swarm trapping?! I didn’t follow the link yet, but that sounds intense!

  20. that shawl is just gorgeous! Love the color and the photograph.

  21. Your photos are always so lovely! I am secretly wishing for an unfortunate accident to happen to my camera so I can upgrade without guilt!

  22. Love the colour of your shawl. Have only just joined with the knitalong but am enjoying it. It is very inspiring and encouraging me to actually get some of my knitting done.

  23. Your Oaklet Shawl is beautiful and I’ve had that pattern in my Ravelry queue for a very long time! I can’t wait to see yours all finished ~ gorgeous color you’ve chosen too!

  24. So fun to see what you’re knitting- I look forward to Wednesdays- thank you for hosting Yarnalong.

  25. That colour is delicious!

  26. Thanks for hosting Ginny – I always enjoy my Wednesday ramble through all the Yarn Along links.

  27. Your shawl is looking very pretty so far. Love the colour. Jacinta

  28. Shawls (and socks) seem to be my favorites these days. I like the color yarn you chose for yours.

    You guys are enjoying your bees! My friend just got some this week. I want to take a trip over there and see what it’s all about.

  29. I will never tire of talk of bees 🙂 And I love the shawl color.

  30. Oh but it’s good to have bees on the brain since you are new bee ‘owners’. I wonder how much honey you’ll get from your hives? Do you have an estimate?

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your knitting projects. Mine right now just simply need to get done and off the needles – not exactly ‘fun’ – I suppose I need to change my attitude about the whole thing – that might help my knitting time be more enjoyable and quick?

  31. Your shawl is beautiful Ginny.

  32. So many “Oaklet” projects this week in so many beautiful colorways! I can’t wait to see how they all come out!

  33. Love the patterns that you’re working on. I’m just about to finish the Wholehearted Shawl which has been a lovely knit and am always on the look out for new shawls to cast on.

  34. Thanks for hosting this! Love the pinks and yellows in your photo, and of course something hot to drink!

  35. That’s a beautiful shawl! Circumnavigate looks wonderful, too. I may have to add it to my queue. I’ve been drinking tea, knitting, and reading this week as well. 🙂

  36. I have bees on the brain here too!!!

  37. Beautiful colour yarn you have chosen for your shawl.

  38. I love hearing about your beekeeping adventures (and seeing your wonderful photos). Our local beekeeping group have been out in full force this week taking care of “rogue swarms”.

    Loving the colorway of your project!

  39. Love that yarn color and all of those books about bees. . . . Whoa swarm trapping?! You two are very brave!

  40. I understand this bees on the brain phenomenon. The critters also have a knack of working their way into your heart. Do you recommend Better Beekeeping as a book worthy of purchase?

    Your project yarn is beautiful.

  41. The shawl looks nice. Pretty colorway!

  42. Love that colorway! Loving my oaklet project, also, thanks for pointing me to it 🙂

  43. I just looked up Circumnavigate on Ravelry… I hadn’t seen the pattern before but it is beautiful! I love the yarn you are doing yours in.

  44. I love the beautiful shawls that I am seeing more women wearing. I will attempt at some point to make..but I really want to make the February Lady Sweater that you posted recently

  45. Ahh, to be with Bees, I completely understand… one day I will attempt a shawl!

  46. Teresa C says:

    I’m reading The Makioka Sisters, and loving it so far! On knitting front, there are two shawls on the needles: damson and emily. I should take a photo for the yarn along!

  47. What a beautiful color!

  48. Love your mug! I have two projects right now and that is plenty for me! Love the color of your yarn 🙂

  49. With all your talk about bees and your lovely pictures there has been a lot of talk about bees here, I am very excited!

  50. I am planning on going to the MD Wool and sheep festival this weekend, so I am keeping my knitting mind open to possibilities. The color of your shawl is really pretty.

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