Archives for June 19, 2013

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 finished up Larkspur’s Sunday Sweater last week, and have moved on to some small, quick projects.  I am knitting the second of two bunny dresses for my girls’ bunnies, and I also started a hat.  I thought I wanted a fancy cabled hat, but decided that it wouldn’t be practical for me to try to knit something very complicated.  I settled on knitting a pattern called, “The Big Easy,” because easy is good.

I am reading a book that was recommended to me by a reader called, The Keeper of the Bees.  The author, Gene Stratton-Porter also wrote another book that I loved, A Girl of the Limberlost, so I was quick to purchase a used copy of The Keeper of the Bees and so far I am enjoying it.  Also being read several times a day around here is a beautiful little board book called The Swing.  The text is from the poem by the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the illustrations are lovely.  Silas accepted this new book the first try, and asks for it at naptime and bedtime every day now.  It’s hard to find board books that are both beautifully illustrated, and appealing to small children, so I thought I ought to mention it!  Please feel free to recommend any similar board books in the comments!

**I am trying a brand new link up tool today, so please bear with me!  Most commenters last week were in favor of the thumbnail links, and I believe that this tool will produce better results than the other I have been using.  I’ve been playing with it, and it seems very user friendly.  I also think that it will be more visually appealing.  Rather than the large box to enter your information in, look for the small blue rectangle at the bottom of the post that says, “Add your link.”  Once you enter your link, name, and email, you will be directed to a page on which you can select the image you want to feature.  I recommend featuring your Yarn Along image!  You are also given the option of cropping the image, which is great because the thumbnails are square, and most blog images are rectangular.  It’s really quick and easy.  The only other change is that you are then given the option of sharing your link on Twitter and Facebook.  You can do so, or you can check the box that will prevent that option from being offered in the future.  I also believe that you will have the option of deleting your link yourself if you accidentally link to the wrong post.  I am excited about this tool and think it’s going to be great!


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