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 reached the heel flap on both of the socks that I am knitting for Seth, and set them aside in favor of this cowl that I began a few months ago.  I think the pattern is a lot of fun and it made for good travel knitting on the drive home from Georgia.  I do get carsick though, so I didn’t accomplish as much knitting as I hoped I would.

I finished reading A Love that Multiplies last night.  I preferred it to the Duggar’s first book.  I am also about halfway through Ida Elizabeth.  This book has a slower pace than Kristin Lavransdatter and I am enjoying it.


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  1. I have not seen that pattern until now. It looks like an interesting knit.

    This is my first time linking up with YA. I love this idea!

  2. Glorious colour! I love the pattern too, the finished cowl will be beautiful!
    I am doing a little baby knitting this week while searching for my knitting mojo.

  3. I love the color or your cowl. I really enjoyed the Duggar Family’s first book when I read it a few years back. I want to read the second book too. For a very large family, they really seem to have it all together! I am a big fan of their show. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. Love that pattern! I need some travel knitting so I’ll have to add that to my list of ideas!

  5. I love the color of your cowl! I am a big fan of jewel tones.

  6. The pattern looks fun and the yarn looks soft and like it has a sheen to it.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie “The Handmade Homemaker”

  7. Once again, loving your color choice 🙂 I’ve made it about a third of the way through The Wreath and am loving it. Thank you!

  8. And I did my first link up wrong 🙁 Sorry! I’d delete the first one, but I’m not sure how ?

  9. I’m just joining for the first time too, with a new blog even! Excited to be part of the yarn along community 🙂

  10. Hats off to you for managing *any* patterned knitting in the car! I get terribly car sick, too, and have only ever managed a very simple bib from the passenger seat.

  11. Love the cowl color. I imagine it would look insanely lovely with a black dress. I knit my first baby sweater for a baby other than my own.

  12. Looking good!

  13. I am really loving the color of the shawl. It is so vibrant.
    I am the same with car sickness, reading, writing, looking down at anything gives me the willies!
    Hope your day is peaceful!

  14. Glad you guys are home!!! Hope to see you soon. Loved the pictures of your family.
    p.s sale @ Fiber Space this weekend. I am going Sat. morning…just saying

  15. I lovelovelove that color! I have that pattern in my queue; I can’t wait to see how yours turns out… xo

  16. I love the pattern for the cowl your knitting and the color is awesome ~ but of course I’m partial to Maya’s yarns 🙂

  17. What a gorgeous colour! Can’t wait to see it finished. Jacinta

  18. Beautiful color of yarn! Just love it!

  19. have just picked up ida elisabeth at the library. i love four stories as well. in fact could be one of my all time favorites for short stories. i recommend jane smiley’s greenlanders…..

  20. Cowls are one of my favorite items to knit and to wear. Having my neck warm seems to make all the difference. I love the color yarn you are using!

  21. my first time joining your yarn along – and it’s actually with a finished hat! oops! excited to make this a weekly part of my life!

  22. That’s got to be one of my favorite colors– love it! I can’t wait to see the finished project.

  23. The colour of your cowl is lovely; I recently knitted quite a few projects in similar colours..
    Now I seem to be going back to favourite greens.
    Luckily, I don’t get car sick knitting, but I can’t read anymore how I used to. Since the husband does most of the driving, I do get a bit of knitting done on longer journeys!

  24. I just ordered A Love that Multiplies – looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing about it.
    I love the color of your cowl.

  25. I have all but finished my first sock since posting about it this morning. Now I just need to work out how to graft the final stitches together with kitchener stitch. 🙂

  26. Pretty cowl! I didn’t know the Duggars had written another book….will have to check it out.

  27. Ginny the yarn is just beautiful! What a wonderful color for a cowl!

  28. Love that yarn color … gorgeous and lovely stitch definition.

    Have you seen the newly published book by Undset: Stages on the Road (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0870612581?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0870612581&linkCode=xm2&tag=stathanablog-20)… a collection of essays on Saints and modernity. It’s a great read!

  29. Love the colour of the cowl. Sorry to hear you get carsick, not fun.

  30. No fun getting carsick when you want to car knit. That happens to me on occasion – usually when I drink too much coffee and don’t eat or just don’t eat something first. So…what better way to combat that? Nibbling AND knitting.

    The color of that yarn is so deep and regal looking.

    Hope your clean up is going well!

  31. Sorry to hear about the car sickness. I only get car sick from reading, but not from crocheting or knitting for some reason. I love the color on your cowl!

  32. Glad you are all safely home, Ginny.
    The cowl will be nice. Una wants me to make her one for Christmas. I will have to look around at patterns…
    Hope you are beginning to unwind a bit after the shock of all that needs be done. You are in my prayers!

  33. oh lovely blue and I really like that fabric too. I think I spotted it in the potato toast below too…really really like the colours….

    Happy knitting and reading

  34. Your cowl looks so pretty!

  35. I really enjoyed a love that multiplies. I don’t know what it is about that family that fascinates me so much. Perhaps that the mother seems so calm all the time. I only have 2 littles, and I am constantly reminding myself to stay calm and not lose my temper! The cowl and the yarn are lovely!

  36. Riding in the car makes me quest too. For some reason knitting while driving doesn’t make me sick. I think my attention is downward. Gorgeous yarn. I think I remember Lori making that cowl too.

  37. The colour of your cowl is lovely!
    A bit of Christmas knitting from me this week…

  38. I love the colour of your cowl. Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s finished 🙂

  39. I have a pair of socks that I have set aside to work on other items too. Your cowl does look like a lot of fun and that is a very pretty yarn. I adore the Duggers , they are a beautiful family, inside and out.

  40. I love the color of the cowl!! I set aside my regular knitting this week as well. Switch things up a bit. I do not get car sick (thank goodness) while knitting or reading and can get many things accomplished while my husband drives.

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