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 reading Robbing the Bees last night.  I learned so much from this book and I am glad I read it.  I am not sure what I am going to read next.
I am halfway through the second sleeve on Larkspur’s Sunday Sweater, so I am almost finished with it too!  I have alternated skeins throughout most of this sweater, and it hasn’t been fun knitting the sleeves that way.  It has been worth the effort, but I will be happy to finish!  I have plans for lots of small scale knitting projects next.

**Also, I am using a different “linky” today just for fun, one that shows thumbnail images for each Yarn Along participant’s link. I’d love your opinion on what you prefer: text links as we have always used in the past, or links that include thumbnail images.


Grab a button for your post or sidebar! Visit the Yarn Along page for additional button colors!
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. Gorgeous sweater! Love the colour.

  2. Michele F. says:

    I vote yes on the pictures!

  3. Having said I couldn’t get my pic to work, I sign off and there I am!! So yes!! I really do like the pics.

  4. I like the idea of the pictures but I couldn’t get one to show up for me. Still it always a pleasure to join in yarn along and although I am always a motivated person, having yarn along makes me doubly motivated. 🙂

  5. I can’t get the linky thing to work, I can’t seem to upload an image 🙁
    Your cardi is coming on a-pace, it’s such a lovely colour.

  6. I’m a day late again – but I like the pics with the links 🙂

  7. I’ll be the voice of dissent. I dislike the picture links because it makes the list of blogs sooooooooooo long. I do try to read all of them over the course of the week (depending on what else is happening in the real world), usually in blocks of 10. It will be slower going with the pictures since I’ll have to do more scrolling (yeah, yeah, FWP and all that).

    Aside from that, I do completely love the Sunday Sweater. I need to break down and buy the pattern already.

    • I’m going to try a different thumbnail linky next week that should squeeze everything together and look neater in general. Hopefully that will cut down a bit on the scrolling!

  8. I like the idea of the pictures but sadly I’m unable to upload my link or picture. This might just be a problem on my side of things but it’s kind of disappointing. Here’s my Yarn Along link anyway: http://knittingpatternreview.blogspot.com/2013/06/yarn-along.html

  9. Definitely love the pics…makes me more likely to click on a page!

  10. Hi Ginny,
    I like the thumbnail pictures for the link-up. I think it makes it really fun. I’m wondering about trying the thumbnail option out for my Gratitude Sunday posts.


  11. Heather says:

    Love the thumbnails!

  12. Love the thumbnails a lot! Keep em if they’re not too troublesome.


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