Archives for July 18, 2012

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

For literal years I have been wanting to knit a particular cardigan inspired by an out of print vintage pattern that I can’t seem to get my hands on.  It occurred to me that I ought to try writing my own pattern, so that’s just what I am doing.  I cast on Friday night and am almost finished knitting the body of what will be Beatrix’s fall cardigan.  Blue is her color, and I am having a great time knitting this in some of Cynthia’s indigo dyed merino.  It’s the perfect shade of blue.  I am having so much fun knitting this sweater that I may finish it in the next week!  I’ll be excited and kind of nervous to show you.  (Make sure to check back this weekend for a giveaway from Brambleberry Yarns.  Cynthia dyed a skein of yarn especially for one of you to win!)

I haven’t read a chapter book aloud to my boys in awhile, and decided to pick back up with the Little Britches series because they are some of our favorites and we’ve not read beyond the first two.  We are reading The Home Ranch.  I also plan to start reading aloud Hilda Van Stockum’s Five For Victory, the first in her series about the Mitchell family.  It sounds like a sweet story that the whole family will enjoy.

(photo by Jonny)

 

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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!