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! ~


After waiting many weeks for my turn to check it out from the library, I read The Snow Child last week.  I put my other book aside, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to keep this one out from the library for long.  I read it in a matter of days, not minding at all that this sort of fairy tale is set mostly in winter, and it’s spring at my house now.  I wanted a mindless, easy read and enjoyed this story, even thought it was a bit dark and dreary.  Okay, maybe a lot dark and dreary.

I am finished with the little yellow baby cardigan that I started last week, and have cast on for a pair of baby socks.  If you missed this post and are interested in baby knits, go check out the comments!  There were so many great patterns recommended that my Ravelry queue is getting out of control.


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  1. I have a huge book dilemma this week which I really need help with. So love seeing what everyone else is up too.

  2. Thanks for hosting Yarn Along. I love knitting small things too. I doubt they get much smaller than my microgurumis. Makes me think of Tom Thumbs Mother!

  3. Ginny,
    My Ravelry queue is completely out of control. 🙂


    • Oh yes. And now, I have the additional problem of only wanting to knit tiny instant gratification baby things! How will I ever get the big kid sweaters knit?

  4. I loved the Snow Child.

  5. Great post. I just finished reading Elizabeth Bergs the PULL OF THE MOON. IT was a quick little read.
    I love the way she writes.. THis book was okay…..not her best. SHe could have summed the plot etc up in a short magazine story. It sort of made its point over and over.

    I am finishing a baby poncho set. Take a look at it on my blog if you wish. IT calls for a hood, but I’m making a hat.

  6. I can’t wait to see the finished yellow sweater. It looks like such a sweet pattern–despite all those buttons!

  7. I keep reading about this book I will have to look it up in my library next time I visit. Baby socks are a great quick knit, well quicker than adult size ones, I have three pairs to gift to a friend who has had a baby today!

  8. Trista says:

    I just have to add a pattern suggestion for you here Ginny. Have you considered “Antler Cardigan” by TinCanDesigns? It starts with newborn sizing and goes through adult men’s sizing all the in the same $6 pattern! That could be so great to be able to knit for any/all in the family. I’m sure you’ve seen it already, but just in case it’s worth a mention. I think it looks great in Tosh Vintage in Antler colorway. Another option is to buy the book and get all 18 patterns including Antler- and I think the “Low Tide Cardigan” would be cute on you with your growing baby belly this year.

  9. The yellow of the cardigan is so pretty! Looking for to seeing the socks knit up!

    I missed that book when it came up in my library holds…Winter has been hanging on long enough here – I think I’ll revisit the snowy story next winter!

  10. I love the beginning promise of a new cast-on!

  11. Okay, I’m FINALLY gonna mail you that yarn next week… finally. I would melt seeing it turned into some baby treat or another! 😉

  12. I need to make my baby some more socks. We only have one of each of the pairs I knit her when she was brand new.where does that other sock go?
    I am going to put that book on my list I like reading boos set in winter when it is warm out, I am not much for hot hot weather( we are supposed to get 80’s) this week…it would be a good escape. I like dark fairy tales.
    Happy knitting !

  13. love knitting baby socks!!!!

  14. Oh! I love the fluffy looking white yarn. Lovely!

  15. I’m glad you mentioned the comments for other great patterns. I need to find some good baby knits for some friends.

  16. maybe it’s a winter read? i will probably reread the snow child every year forever, it is my favorite book. i am in love with its gentle poetic story and the magic it moved me with. perhaps you would have felt different if you hadn’t had to be rushed?

    • Oh, I really liked it. I like dark and dreary 🙂 But maybe those weren’t the best words to describe it….

      • oh good, i had momentary sadness when i thought you didn’t! the fog here has been so thick and deeply gray it’s downright dismal, but i like that too.

  17. I have wanted to tread that book for a while, but then I’m not shure.
    The baby sock’s yarn is very pretty.

  18. I am interested in baby knitting now too. A friend gave birth to a little boy last week, another friend expect her first son in June! I would like to make something special for them in the near future 🙂

  19. What a beautiful yellow you chose for that cardigan. This next baby will be blessed with many beautiful knits, I’m sure. 🙂 I loved “The Snow Child”, but of course when I was reading it was dark and dreary out!

  20. I loved the Snow Child! I haven’t linked up in awhile because my current projects have all been quilts, but I am still reading–now on The Good House by Ann Leary, it is great, the best novel I have read this year so far. Hope to finish it today!

  21. i’m on the library list for that book!

  22. I am always in awe of how much knitting you get done-with a house full of littles!

    And, apologies on my first link…it went to the wrong page. I corrected the second.

  23. Can’t wait to see your socks!

  24. Wow, done with the cardigan already, you’re so fast!

  25. I can’t wait to see your socks Ginny!

  26. That is one of my favorite books! Loving all the baby knits and once again, Congratulations!

  27. You are going to LOVE that book, I read it and it was fantastic! The socks look so tiny, how sweet!

  28. Those will be sweet cozy baby socks! And I can’t wait to see the cardigan. 🙂 I hope Bea is healing well.

  29. I can’t wait to see these sweet socks!


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