Yarn Along

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Yarn Along

I finished reading Ida Elizabeth on Monday in a race to have it finished before our book club met to discuss it that evening.  I was convinced that light reading would be next on my agenda, but then our friend Joe brought me his copy of The Betrothed, highly recommending that I read it.  I am going to give it a shot.  I am also reading Seeing Trees, and getting very excited about fall.  We will be bringing back some tree and forest study to our days.  The photography in Seeing Trees is amazing.  The book takes an in depth look at ten of the most common species of trees in North America and it’s really fascinating.

I am working on the neckband of Beatrix’s blue cardigan: my last step before it’s finished.  Neckbands can be tricky, getting those stitches picked up just so.


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  1. My first yarn along – hope if you get a chance you have a look at the books x

  2. I just stumbled upon this page and the book about trees caught my attention. We moved to our current house almost three years ago. It’s been a tough three years for my young family, full of surgeries and illness. As unusual as it sounds, I’ve recognized God’s presence time and time again within the branches of the giant maple outside my window. Its strength and abundance and beauty have helped me understand God in a new way. I often think of Psalm 19 when I look at my tree… creation pouring forth speech. I can’t wait to read this book! Many blessings to you!

  3. linda gaylord says:

    i’m loving the fact that you are making up beatrix’s cardi as you go along! i’m not brave enough to attempt that with a sweater yet.i tend to make a lot of things for heads,hands and feet,and i’ve only just allowed myself to go ahead and do as i feel as i go along,incorporating changes as i shape or decorate them.and the color of the wool you are using is so rich and pretty–beatrix is a very lucky little girl! and you’ve inspired me to attempt “winging it” with a sweater for one of my grandsons,allowing me to start out small and work up my nerve as i go! thank you for sharing!!! (now to go dig in my stash and see what i have for a 7 or 11yr old boy…hmmm…) 🙂

  4. My first time here too, I love the idea. I hope it will be the first of many yarning along.

  5. Such a lovely thing to be a part of! I love all the inspiration I find here.

    Peace to all!

  6. I’m really looking forward to seeing Beatrix’s cardigan when it’s finished. I know I’ve said it before, but I love that color blue. Stunning.
    I’ve been hooked on knitting cowls lately. 🙂

  7. I am hoping to join you on a tree excursion this year….a fall field trip would be great.

  8. I’m gettin excited for fall too! Love that blue.

  9. I always enjoy checking out the yarn along contributions and this week I decided to link to my own blog! Thank you for so many beautiful posts, I really enjoy reading them!

  10. The Seeing Trees book sounds amazing! I’m going to have to keep a look out for that one, thanks for sharing.

  11. that blue is just stunning. i am liking blue more and more now that i have a week blue eyed girly.
    and that tree book sounds interesting. i wonder if our library has a copy. 🙂

  12. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the yarn color!

  13. that blue yarn is so lovely. i will have to check out Seeing Trees!

  14. That tree book looks interesting. Hope the neckband goes well.

  15. Good luck with your neckband… That blue is so pretty!

  16. Seeing Trees sounds just like what I need right now! Thanks for sharing~

  17. I am eagerly thinking about homeschooling materials/content too. I figure I should get some good solid ideas down before the baby comes…and the whirl wind begins. Tree study sounds right up our alley.

    ps- I don’t know if you’ve been over since I switched…I’m now Hullabaloo Homestead…formerly known as Earth Mama 101. Didn’t want to confuse you 😉

    Hope all is well with your swarm and tree clean up and everything. I love that Bea still falls asleep in the ergo. Lake fell asleep in my lap the other night while I was reading to the kids at bedtime. I don’t know how much longer that will happen. It’s a rarity even at this point!


  18. oops – I think my first attempt at a comment didn’t work.

    I’m happy to be here for my first Yarn Along! The yarn you are using for the sweater looks amazing.

  19. Love the color of the cardigan, did you finish the socks already?

  20. This is my first Yarn Along! I’m happy to be here.

    The yarn you are using in the sweater looks amazing!

  21. That color is so pretty! Excited to see the finished product. Hoping to cast on a sweater for my soon soon.

  22. The Seeing Trees book sounds amazing! I’m already excited about fall, too, although if I’m honest we have at least 3 more months of summer here in Georgia.

  23. The blue is just beautiful in the sweater and thank you for sharing about Seeing Trees I think it would be a book my husband would be interested in reading with the children.

  24. I have a husband who collects books on trees … they are an endless source of fascination.

    That yarn is such a delicious blue 😀

  25. Congrats on *almost* being done with the sweater!

  26. What a great shade of blue that cardigan is, really beautiful! That tree book looks interesting, might have to check it out. Hope you have a lovely week, Julie 🙂

  27. Wow, I love that blue and I can’t wait to see it all finished 🙂 Your books sound interesting and I’ll have to check them out !

  28. ‘Seeing Trees’ sounds interesting; I’m glad you mentioned it. And I love the blue you’re using for Beatrix’s cardigan. I can’t wait to see her sporting the finished product! xo

  29. I just linked up with you on my blog. I think this is such a fun idea!

  30. Hi Ginny! I am finally knitting again! It looks like you and I may be working on the same cardigan pattern, though I have only just started. Beatrix’s sweater is looking very pretty. (And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that Bea is looking so big and so much like Larkspur these days!!)

    When you wrote the other day I had just been thinking of you, I loved your beautiful special place photos. We have had so many deer everywhere, several flocks of turkeys on the back roads the other day, with their little chicks almost invisible in the tall grasses. We have been seeing bears too!
    Love to you, Renee

  31. Oh, I love that blue!!

  32. Pretty blue cardigan. Can’t wait to see it soon on your little model! A book discussion sounds heavenly…been a while since I’ve been to one.

  33. Emily T. says:

    Miss Bea’s sweater is looking wonderful!

  34. Picking up stitches is always so tricky so it ends up looking neat. I am loving the blue you are knitting the cardi in. Jacinta

  35. That is such a lovely blue! I hate picking up stitches but I’m currently knitting a cardigan that will require a lot of picking up stitches, not only at the neck. But it is such a pretty pattern so I’ll have to suck it up I guess =)

  36. Thank you for hosting, Ginny, is it very nice to link to Yarn Along. Love the blue of your cardigan to be! Have a nice day!

  37. Seeing Trees looks amazing! I’m such a huge fan of Autumn.
    Picking up stitches are pesky, aren’t they? I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project – the blue is striking.

  38. I love the color of Beatrix’s cardigan!!! Gorgeous!

  39. Seeing Trees sounds very interesting.

    Your yarn colour is beautiful!

  40. Love that blue!

  41. Ginny you always pick the most fabulous colours of yarn! I love it.

  42. We are definitely loving all the huge trees here in VA. Love that color of blue. So pretty. I agree that neckbands can be tricky. I picked up a few too many stitches on the last one and ended up redoing it. I am much happier with it.

  43. I wish there was an easier way to pick up stitches, I find it the hardest part of knitting.
    Seeing Trees sounds very interesting and something I think my husband would love
    as he is a big tree lover and always bringing one kind or another to plant.

  44. Recently I started to read the books that I started but not finished. I have to keep telling myself that I am not reading them to finish, but to read. Just as what I have to tell myself when I am crocheting.:)

  45. I think I might have to find that book, Ida Elizabeth

  46. The book looks very interesting! I wonder, whether the trees in there are common in Europe as well. I’ll have to look that up… 🙂 Best regards!

  47. I love the blue of the cardigan – I’m sure it will be so beautiful finished!

  48. I always find neckbands tricky too 🙂
    I can’t wait to see Beatrix’s finished cardi!

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