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! ~

The funny thing is that I haven’t been knitting much at all this past week!  I did finish a Christmas sweater for Silas, and actually that was a little intense.  I’ll post photos and details on that tomorrow.  Since then, my knitting energy has been low.  I knit a sweet little pair of baby booties though (for a friend’s baby,) and am pleased with how they turned out!  I knit a pair of these for Silas when he was a little baby, and he wore them so much.  They knit up very quickly, and actually stay on babies’ feet.

I received a surprise birthday gift from a friend last week, a copy of The Knitter’s Book of Socks.  I sat down and started reading it like a fiction novel immediately.  This book is fantastic.  Clara Parkes really gets down to the knitty gritty, discussing what makes a great sock starting with fiber choices and discussing nearly every aspect you would need to consider when knitting socks, all without being all boring and textbook-y.  I am sure to have my second ever pair of socks on the needles soon.


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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!


  1. Love this site. Is it too late to sign up for the Yarn Along? I didn’t see a link for it.

  2. Your blog is just precious. I’m going to put your button on my blog.

  3. One of my resolutions is to get back in the game with my knitting. I am looking forward to checking out the sweater that you made for Silas. Happy New Year!

  4. Love the little socks! Happy new year wishes to you!

  5. I love that you have these wonderful Link parties, Ginny. I linked-up our Chrismas ornaments, but didn’t get around to showing pics of the book I read, which was , ‘The Woman in White’ by Wilkie Collins. 🙂 Usually I’m too busy to do both (reading and knitting) but somehow I managed this past couple of weeks.


  6. wowww love the little socks!
    You are great!!!

  7. Hi,
    I have found your blog accidentally, when I was searching web for knitting yarn. I’m from Romania (Europe), so please excuse my grammar errors. You have posted on your previous subject a photo with three walking children. I like very, very much the red hooded knitted jacket. Do you think you can send me a more detailed photo of the red jacket? I want to show it to my mother to knit a similar model for my six years old daughter. And if there are some indications for the bottom part where you multiply knitting stitches.

  8. Hi Ginny! I am joining in for the first time. I too love both yarn and books. And with the new year, I just started a new project.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  9. Gorgeous little socks. I also adore knitting little socks and am hoping to make time to design a few special ones for a few special little people this season.

  10. Gorgeous little boots for a little person.
    Enjoy whatever is on your needles.

  11. Those little boots are SO adorable! I might have to see if our library has this book….
    Happy New Year!
    Sarah xx

    PS thank you so much again for hosting this Link-Up! <3

  12. Happy New Year Ginny !!!!

  13. It seems like I have not been knitting anything else but socks and mittens for the last half a year or so… 🙂 Oh, hoods, and wrist warmers, too. With our cold winters here and three little ones I need quite a lot of them. And I still have several projects in mind… It was a thoughtful gift that book of socks! Personally, I need a lot of inspiration for such kind of repetitive projects like socks.

  14. Thanks for reminding me to add this one to my library!

  15. Happy New Year Ginny! That is an awesome book that you really will love ~ I own all three of Clara’s books and they are wonderful 🙂

  16. Super cute magical booties that stay on baby feet? Must try those soon!

  17. I’ll be knitting some of those bootees for my nearly here baby Grandaughter!



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