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! ~

I can’t seem to stay focused on any fiction lately, so I’ve been reading from a beautiful, older field guide to wildflowers before I go to bed each night.  This book was written about 100 years ago in a style that is highly readable and not at all boring to me.
I’ve been working on the body of Silas’ Latte Baby Coat, and am almost finished and ready to move on to the sleeves.  Jonny and I have been watching episodes of Doc Martin in the evening so I’ve been knitting maybe a tiny bit more than I did over the past month or so.


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  1. what a wonderful book ) Thanks for hosting the yarn along :)

  2. HI.. I’ve finally got round to organising myself and getting files into the right place. I mean every week to do a yarn along becuase I’m definitely yarning along all the time in real life…..

    Lovely book you have there. I’m forever going over those old books about trees etc but I can never ever ever remember what I’m supposed to be looking at if I don’t have the book on hand when I’m out and about. I have now discovered how dangerously brilliant having a smart phone is now as i’ve got all the resources on hand. You obviously don’t have that rather lovely smell from opening an old book though.

    Doc Martin is filmed really close to me here and it’s the closest we get to celebrity life here! PS It is not sunny all the time!

  3. That coat pattern is lovely! It’s funny to think of you watching Doc Martin in the USA. Does it come across well? E

  4. Isn’t Doc Martin addictive? Although quite a disagreeable fellow, I couldn’t stop watching.

  5. what a lovely book cover! i can imagine it’s quite a gem to read.

  6. Thank you for the book recommendation~ it looks wonderful! Being very fond of vintage books in general and nature titles in particular I’ve already gone and purchased a lovely old copy of it. The baby coat looks delicious too!

  7. I don’t really read much in the way of fiction (unless it’s with the children). The Latte Baby Coat looks a lovely pattern, I like a couple of the designers other pieces too :)

  8. My first yarn along!

  9. aye, aye, aye…aye. I was hoping to have a finished hat that was perfect to link up today but alas…I don’t. This pattern just isn’t working for me, which is sad because it is so easy. I’m going to finish it anyway, despite running out of yarn and the fact the pattern is really weird looking!

    BTW, I am definitely going to have check that book out! Thanks for hosting and sharing today, Ginny.

    Liz – Life As Liz

  10. So lovely to see a peek of Spring in your photo with that lush green grass. I love UK tv too, I’ve just finished watching the Lark Rise to Candleford series which is also great to knit-along with. I must have a look out for Doc Martin, I’ve seen it recommended in quite a few places now.

  11. That book sounds wonderful!

  12. I need to find a good knit to work on as my husband and I have just started the Revolution series! I always feel less guilty about watching shows if I’m being “productive” while I sit :)

  13. I will have to check out DOC MARTIN…thanks for sharing. The book on wildflowers looks very interesting as well. I love old books!

  14. Oooh, I deeply love Doc Martin. It is such a sweet show. That book looks and sounds wonderful!

  15. I love to see your projects! That Wildflower book looks great…I’m not a big fiction person, so I like recommendations like this! Thanks. A Blessed Easter to you all!

  16. oh the color of that brown wool! and that book. i NEED. i looked at amazon, but only see paperback, now i am on a mission. lol.

  17. Doc Martin is in my Netflix line up. Maybe I should go ahead and start watching it so I can finish up the longies I am working on. 😉

  18. It’s amazing to me that you are all the way round the world and watching Doc Martin. I live just down the coast from there and actually Martin Clunes lives near here too. Cornwall is a very special place. I wonder what other shows you may like?! Although doc Martin isn’t Bbc. It’s ITV – not seen as quite as classy as Downtown or Catch the Midwife x

  19. It’s so nice to have a project to work on while I’m watching a show. I feel like I get to do something with my husband and get something else accomplished as well.

  20. Since I found your blog, my queue has grown considerably! Love that jacket!
    Not to mention the sweet little lamb! gorgeous!

  21. I really love Doc Martin. Have a bit of a thing for the BBC around here. I am watching Lytton’s Diary right now. I find it difficult to knit at night due to ‘extreme’ toddler nursing.

  22. never heard of Doc Martin before. will have to give it a try!

  23. What a sweet coat!
    It seems you have better weather than we do over here it is still snowing and snowing and snowing!!
    Please send some sun!

  24. This is absolutely the cutest coat ever!! Right now I haven’t gotten up the courage to advance past knitting “flatness” (i.e., scarves, dischcloths, etc.) but this has to be a first when I venture into the third dimension!!

  25. I often find that the little bit of extra tv watching gets more knitting done too! Reading old books is often the way to go– new books just arent the same!

  26. Doc Martin is so hilarious. Your sweater looks really nice.

  27. Sometimes a little light reading is exactly what we need. The baby coat is looking great!

  28. Oh, how I love Doc Martin!

  29. Older books are such a treasure! and it is so wonderful to have a bit of sunshine! Have a wonderful and peaceful day today!

  30. I haven’t heard of Doc Martin so I will have to check it out. I guess I’m not much of a tv watcher, I still haven’t seen an episode of Downton Abbey.

  31. Thanks for hosting the Yarn along again. I really like the Latte Baby Coat. I think you shared the pattern before. I think I will make one for my god friends son later this year!

  32. Ginny- it looks like we had the same idea for Easter. I just love the Fuzzy Lamb pattern.

  33. We love Doc Martin here too. There is another series with the same actor called “William and Mary”. William is an undertaker and Mary is a midwife…it’s a good show but not as good as Doc Martin, IMO.

    We watched the new series “Mr. Selfridge” that aired on PBS on Sunday night. We liked it, although I saw mixed reviews on the Masterpiece Theatre FB page.

  34. Hi Ginny – I just linked up! I usually read before bed but lately I’ve been doing crossword puzzles to calm my mind.

  35. Ginny, thanks for another lovely party! You showcase the most wonderful books! My “baby” is in college, but I still remember all the books from her childhood. Shirley Hughes Alfie books were and still our favorites. I have been collecting them for 20 years and I do believe I have them all now!
    I, too, am a huge fan of Doc Martin. I was raised on PBS and still am an avid viewer.

  36. Silas is going to look handsome!

  37. Sounds like a great book and I’ve not heard of Doc Martin, I’ll have to check that out on Netflix :)

  38. Ooh… That is a perfect color of brown for a busy little boy. Might have to remember that for when I am tempted to knit my guy a sweater in light gray or something less practical…

  39. What a great little book! Is the Doc Martin series any good? We only watch British tv anymore and PBS of course.

  40. We love Doc Martin here too!!! What a wonderful book too:-)

  41. I have seen the series Doc Martin on Netflix, but haven’t watched it. Is it good? Love the yarn for the coat. What is it?

  42. I’ve not watched Doc Martin, but will check it out. I love old books like that, the sweater is really coming along can’t wait to see the finished product.

  43. doc martin is one of my favorite shows. lately all i watch is british shows, they are clean and funny. have you seen call the midwife….great !

  44. Oh, I envy you your green background!
    We are up yo our armpits in snow here…
    And I love Doc Martin – it’s a good series to knit to 😉

  45. Sounds like a great book!

  46. Lovely knitting and wow ! you have sunshine, we are having slightly more but it is ever so slightly.

  47. Oh my goodness, I am going to have to find a copy of that book! (or check Amazon). I have found the older books about nature tend to be more readable, too. And more poetic. Thank you for sharing that book!


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