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’m still knitting the same cowl, and reading the same book (which I am enjoying.)  I thought I might share something that my boys have been having a lot of fun reading lately.  I never would have thought I would purchase graphic novels for my children.  I didn’t grow up reading them, and I am just not very familiar with them in general.  But, one of my boys struggles with reading and doesn’t typically choose to read on his own.  I noticed him picking up these Tintin books every week at piano lessons, and when I realized he was actually reading them, not just looking at the pictures, I bought some for our family.  We have several of the books in the Tintin series now, and one of the boys’ favorites is Red Rackham’s Treasure. I’m happy that they are motivating my reluctant reader to read!


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  1. Ginny, your blog continues to inspire me every day. I’m so excited for your new little one to come. Happy Knitting. BTW, my favorite baby knits (I’ve knitted oh so many baby things, for others ,and my own 5 kids) are the Norweigan Gro Cap, the Stay-on Booties (no sewing), and the 5 hour baby sweater.

  2. Sorry, a YARN ALNOG very very late this week from Italy 🙂
    Best regards Ginny and lots of happiness for the news I read!!!

  3. Tintin and whatever else piques his interest! We only read aloud to our son the best of the best, but we lower our standards a bit if there’s something he wants to read on his own. As long as there’s nothing offensive in the book, it’s a ‘yes’! We never thought this boy would read at all let alone read for pleasure, so a little mind candy is quite alright with us 🙂

    Though I have to say that after so many years of listening to quality books he’s quite picky. He doesn’t hesitate to stop reading something that he doesn’t feel is worth the trouble. His all-time favourite is Treasure Island- a book that none of his friends (and he has many) have read because it’s ‘too hard’. He’s also enjoyed many comtemporary books that he’s shared and discussed with his older sisters who were both early readers and very academically-oriented. For him, the most important thing is a good story- and if it’s difficult to get to, he’s willing to put the work into it to get it.

  4. It was wanting to read Tintin that finally gave my son the motivation to work hard at reading! He was 12yo and still working through the Bob Books series (he has severe dyslexia amongst other issues), and went from those to Tintin to Harry Potter within a year 🙂

    • We’re dealing with ESL here amongst some other hard to describe issues, dyslexia probably being one of them–this gives me hope though! Time to order more Tintin!!!

  5. We love Tintin here as well! It’s so good to hear that the joy of reading is making it’s way into the life of a reluctant reader. Reading means so much to me, and it’s so important for accessing a fulfilling life. God Bless (and congratulations!)

  6. lovely.. i’m making yellow yarn today… it’s not quite right yet,, but then i don’t have a baby to knit for at the moment. so excited about your new additon. It’s a very lucky baby to be welcomed into your family. The boys are being so slow about reading for pleasure. I’ll give tintin a go…….

  7. Thank you for hosting the fun Yarn Along. Definitely a wise woman to pick up books the children enjoy to help their reading. It becomes less of a chore for them and more of a fun habit!


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