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. I just love that Amber Trinket! I love that pattern too!

  2. I love the pattern you have chosen, as well as the yarn color. Should be gorgeous.

  3. We’re a day late, but Mom wanted to be able to join in this week. She just bought the Sunday Sweater pattern last night and is looking forward to casting on soon!

  4. Yes indeed! It is a thought-provoking story, to imagine that this really happened? It’s hard to imagine Jeanette going through all the drama…I told my girls some of the stories, of the girl going through the trash to find half eaten sandwiches, they were shocked. Makes me feel like a better than mother (sometimes I know I could do a better job)!!! ♥

  5. Was the Bulle on WhipUp’s knitting designers series just recently? I’ve just come across it somewhere and think its a gorgeous pattern, can’t wait to see yours when its done.

  6. What a fantastic room-to-grow pattern for the girls and I love, love, love that yarn!! Happy knitting!

  7. Ohh I LOVE The Glass Castle! I read it years ago, but it’s easily one of my favorite books!

  8. I get so many ideas from all that share. Thank you

  9. I’m knitting this right now too! LOVE your yarn! I also love that there is not a one purl stitch until the split for the pockets. POCKETS! Can’t wait! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sward/bulle

  10. LOVE that yarn!!

  11. I love that yarn, Ginny! It is such a beautiful color! I am planning on knitting each of my children a Milo and that color would be perfect for my little girl!

  12. Joining you for the first time!! 😀

  13. i love jeanette walls books–page turners! your knitting is gorgeous, as always!

  14. Yes, speechless describes The Glass Castle. I could hardly put it down, and yet felt strange pangs relating to one or two things in that woman’s childhood. Absolutely gorgeous yarn you have!

  15. That is a beautiful sweater, and the yarn looks lovely. Can’t wait to see it.

  16. Thanks so much for hosting this, Ginny. Beautiful WIP you are knitting, and enjoying all the other knitters and readers through your yarn along each week.

  17. Ginny, I agree. October is the best month of the year! ( I read that on an earlier post of yours today!) I am usually at my happiest in October.

    The Glass Castle- One can’t easily forget that book!

    I downloaded your Sunday Sweater pattern today….can’t wait to cast on this sweater for my little girl!

  18. That’s such a pretty colorway! I love to see how Madelinetosh knits up. Love the pattern you chose, too.

  19. That yarn is gorgeous, I love the colorway!

  20. I love the Bulle pattern – I had not seen it before. That yarn is beautiful!

  21. Ooooh! That is beautiful, delicious yarn!

  22. Love the colour of your yarn!

    It really feels nice to now posting what I’m doing per week.

  23. a little bit of a jumble but felt very nice to write.

  24. Those M.Tosh yarns are gorgeous! I’m finally joining the YA again. It’s been a looong while. I’m so happy to be back.

  25. Your book sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it in our library.

  26. Hi Ginny. I wanted to ask a question about the green booties you knit for Silas. In the shaping section, the directions say yf. Is that a yo or do you bring the yarn forward? I am confused. I have been following your mod’s since yours look the nicest ones on ravelry.

    • I just pulled out my copy of the pattern, and it is covered in messy faded pencil notes! yf is a yo, but I actually increased via kfabs instead so there wouldn’t be any little holes.

  27. Isn’t Bulle wonderful? I recently finished one for daughter #1 and am working on one for myself…well, I WAS working on one for myself but now I am back to knitting for the kids. I love Karen’s patterns and have Colorblock queued. Oh, and The Glass Castle is so moving.

  28. I love the Glass Castle – I think I read it straight through in a weekend! And that yarn is gorgeous!


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