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! ~

Being sick last week, I had to stop reading Thomas Hardy and pick up an easier read (I’m halfway through Far from the Madding Crowd, and will return to it soon.)  I found a copy of The Glass Castle at a thrift shop and bought it because I’ve read the author’s other book, Half Broke Horses.  I am maybe a third of the way into The Glass Castle, and am speechless at this point.  If you’ve read it, you’ll understand.

I am knitting something really lovely.  It’s called Bulle (Bubble) and my plan is to knit one for each girl.  I’ve started with Larkspur’s.  I am knitting this in Madelinetosh Vintage.  The colorway is amber trinket.  It’s gorgeous.  And now I must get back to it!


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You can also join the Flickr Yarn Along group to share your knitting and reading photos anytime!


  1. What a neat pattern. I’ve saved it in my ravelry queue. I absolutely love that colorway and Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage is one of my most favorite yarns to work with. So lovely. Thank you, as always, for the inspiration. 🙂

  2. Ginny,
    I LOVE the bulle pattern and I love the color! It’s going to be gorgeous.

    Love, Taryn

  3. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and I always enjoy your weekly Yarn Along – seeing my pattern this week is an honour ;o)
    hope you’re enjoying your knitting/reading.

    greetings from Ontario…

  4. karin-ida says:

    I always enjoy the yarn along, I do not always post but I love to see what everyone else is creating, thank you for letting us all “get together”
    Vienna Austria

  5. The yarn color is perfect for fall….very yummy

  6. Love the new look of your blog. Soft and pretty. Haven’t had the chance to knit with madelinetosh yet. Hope everyone is back to 100% soon.

  7. Love the colors – and of course love Madelinetosh. I enjoyed the Glass Castle – although I found it a bit sad. Happy reading and knitting! =)

  8. Half broke horses sounds like a lovely book. I may have to find that one. I love the pattern your working with. Are you adding pockets?

  9. Gorgeous colors — they just speak to me of autumn. Lovely knitting. I’m back in the Yarn Along after many weeks’ absence with four knitting projects and a stack full of Newbery-winning-book reviews! Glad to be rejoining the fun!

  10. I loved the Glass Castle!

  11. That pattern looks lovely, and the yarn colour is so beautiful!

  12. Speechless good or speechless bad?

  13. That pattern looks lovely, and the yarn is such a gorgeous colour – I’d want to get back to it as soon as possible too! 🙂

  14. I hope you are well and truly on the mend. Thanks again for your help the other day. I still haven’t gotten yarn yet. Bummer!

  15. I love that pattern. Someday…

  16. Ginny–thanks again for the Yarn Along. It’s like being in a Stitch n Bitch group and a book group all at the same time. I really enjoy it!

  17. My mother just passed on a bag of books to me and Half Broke Horses is one of them – I think this will be my next read.
    Beautiful knitting!

  18. That looks so pretty! You always made me yearn for a girl with your choices of knitting for them.
    Love that yarn color as well. So pretty.

    XOXO, Jules

  19. I hate when being sick interferes with life. I love the color of that yarn. Those are going to be gorgeous!

  20. Oh my goodness, I love that pattern! Adding it to my favorites. The colorway is very pretty too. I love Madelinetosh yarn – it’s gorgeous!

  21. Oh, wow! That is a really cute pattern for your girls. Can’t wait to see them when you’re done.

    They have a ton of copy’s of The Glass Castle at my library for book clubs, I would imagine. The description of the book sounds a little daunting for me right now. I’ll be curious to see how you like it.

  22. I love that yarn and the pattern! There are so many neat things out there to knit and so little time!!

  23. Beautiful yarn! I’ve read The Glass Castle twice now and it left me speechless both times. I love that book.

  24. yes, speechless on that book. I just read Wild and had a smaller but similar reaction. Knitting a simple dishcloth right now…nothing fancy 🙂

  25. Hope you are feeling much better! The Bulle pattern looks lovely, nice choice!

  26. That yarn made my heart go pitter pat!

  27. Speechless is a great way to describe it. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Beautiful yarn!

  28. Lovely!

    Sounds like an interesting read indeed.

  29. Oh, that’s gorgeous! I love that colorway – I am sure I have a skein of it somewhere.

    I haven’t read The Glass Castle, but it sounds fascinating. I might have to request it at the library… xo

  30. Thanks for another yarn along! I finally finished my Shalom after making one and tearing the entire thing out and re-knitting it. Love it this time!

  31. LOVE that yarn! How luscious and gorgeous!!!

  32. Love that dusty rose color – and tosh yarn is always so great. I use it whenever my budget allows.

  33. I have read Half Broke Horses and I loved it so am now keen to read The Glass Castle. Love the yarn you are using for your daughters sweater.

  34. I LOVE this pattern! I’ve got two little girls to knit for, so I can’t wait to cast this on!

  35. I love the yarn, the colorway is gorgeous! I keep reading about The Glass Castle – I think it needs to be on my to-read list 🙂

  36. oh that sweater is beautiful….I had not seen that one before but now it’s in my favs! Love the yarn as well! Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

  37. I read that book a few years ago. I think speechless sums it up perfectly. Amazing that one person could survive such a life. I then read Half Broke Horses which was such a different story.

  38. Speechless about says it in regards to that book!! LOVE that yarn…great colour!

  39. I’ve read the book. I understand. That pattern looks great and is gonna look FANTASTIC in that yarn!

  40. You always have excellent taste in yarn color! I haven’t read the Glass Castle but it will be on the to-read list. Feel Better and Happy Knitting!

  41. The MadTosh yarn is gorgeous! Wow…
    Am following your links on the books and pattern…

  42. Oh sorry you’ve not been well…hope you are feeling much better. I love the bolle sweater. I wish they did it in adult sizes too…although maybe not…perhaps not the most flattering style for an adult figure…but so cute and will look lovely in the rich colours of your yarn.

    Happy knitting and feel much better.

  43. What a gorgeous colour yarn! I can see why you can’t wait to get back to it x

  44. The Glass Castle is one of my top five books of all time. Yes, it is a book that leaves me speechless no matter how many times I read it.

  45. I love that design … it’s so cute! Are you going to use a different color for the pockets? Oh, and are you coming to Montpelier this weekend? I’ll be there all day Sunday (class till noon, than demoing for 90min than cashmere knitting at Spring Gate booth).

  46. That is a gorgeous colorway…I’ve seen that book around, but have not picked it up…

  47. I’ve read the Glass Castle, isn’t it amazing that that is a true story? Incredible. I love the yarn you are working with so beautiful!!


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