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 love both my knitting and my book this week.  I am working on a shawl for a friend and the pattern is simple enough that I can work on it throughout the day.  I won’t have enough yarn to make it as big as the pattern calls for, but there is a recipe for making either a smaller or larger shawl, so I can just downsize a bit.  I love the color and wish this photo did a better job portraying it.

I first saw A Girl of the Limberlost at a gift shop in Shenandoah National Forest, and recently bought a copy of it.  Have any of you read anything by Gene Stratton Porter?  I love the way she combines fiction with nature in this book and will certainly be seeking out more of her work.  The heroine of the story is a young lady named Elnora who pays her way through school by gathering and selling moths in the forest and swamp near her home.  It’s a bit of a Cinderella story and who doesn’t love those?  I have hardly been able to put the book down since I started reading it last week.  It’s considered a classic, but is definitely an easy read.


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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. I love that book!

  2. Ginny, I just wanted you to know I’ve been so blessed by your yarn alongs! Seriously. I’ve been impatiently waiting the referral of our little babe and then Lori’s pockets post came, and now I found Gina shared a post about knitting squares for orphan blankets. I don’t think I would have found either of these beautiful blogs but through this, so thanks for blessing my day friend!

  3. I can’t believe you picked up Girl of the Limberlost – my mom introduced me to that book when I was little (it was her favourite book growing up) and she would read it to me. I have never run into anyone else who knew about it. Mom still has her original copy from the 50’s. Very cool 🙂 And you’re right, it’s a classic but easy read — who doesn’t love a good Cinderella story?!

  4. Ginny, that yarn is fabulous! I can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks so much for spearheading Yarn Along, too! Its so much fun to see what others are knitting and reading. I am always inspired! Have a beautiful day.

  5. I love Gene Stratton Porter books! Laddie is one of my favorites.

  6. Sister, we’re wearing the same shoes! Same color even. They are. My favorite. My knitting, however, is a purple cowl.

  7. Wow an Italian pattern from your shawl! It looks really nice…I am a bit biased…

  8. Beautiful knitting! I look forward to reading your yarn along all the time. Thank you for linking the book, I was able to download it on my kindle and look forward to reading it.

  9. i’m sorry! i linked my entry from 2 weeks ago accidentally this morning! i just put the new one up. i’m so sorry for the mistake. i thought i was being all on top of things too. darn.

  10. Christy says:

    You MUST read Keeper of the Bees — a beautifully-woven tale filled with natural history! It will be especially meaningful to you in light of your own new adventure!

  11. I downloaded A Girl of the Limberlost to my Kindle a while back and it is very good! Hope you enjoy it.

  12. That will be a beautiful shawl! I have been spending more time in my garden rows than on my knitted rows these days, but I do have a sweater in progress for my toddler to share!

  13. I love all of Gene Stratton Porter’s books, innocent as they are. I have inherited copies of many of them.

  14. We love Laddie by Gene Stratton Porter. I want to be Little Sister with a rooster on my shoulder, or ceremoniously giving him a sermon.

  15. Those colors are great, and I love how the kitty got into the pic!

  16. Love the colours in the yarn ♥

  17. I love this link up!!

    That yarn is sooooo awesome! Love it!

  18. I loved Girl of the Limberlost… must be about 30 years ago that I read it. One of those classic American girl’s books.

  19. That is a lovely picture Ginny. I love all it shows: flowers, knitting, book, shoes, wood, soil…
    I prepared a little tutorial today on how to make an upcycled cover for dpds from an old bike tire. No more lost stitches on my “on the go-projects” yeah!
    Happy Knitting!

  20. The colors in that yarn are gorgeous!!

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