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! ~


This little gown is now all finished and blocked, just waiting for buttons.  May I confess that I am feeling bored with knitting baby things?  I have lots of projects swimming around in my mind now and will probably not knit anything else for the new baby until I determine a specific need.  Maybe more baby socks; those are fun.

I’ve been meaning to read The Dirty Life for years, as it’s been very highly recommended.  I finally picked up a copy at the library this week because it was on display near the checkout counter.  I am loving it, especially the descriptions of all the different people in the story.  The author’s description of her parents meeting her future husband’s parents for the first time was hilarious…if you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about!  I just love reading about people who are so different being brought together and how they react to each other.  I realize that the book is about a couple’s first year of farming together, but these other aspects of the story are what make it so good in my opinion.


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  1. That little gown for the baby is simply gorgeous. I love the color and the pattern. You will cherish that knit always!

  2. Ginny, I now you have nothing better to do or think about than this blog and your faithful, loving readers, 😉 BUT… do you have the time to list a short post of your favorite baby knits. We could all prob. scroll through and figure it out but it would be great to have it all in one spot. I noticed someone asked about your favorite baby sock pattern. I could use one too! I admire your knits so much, I trust your judgement. What do you think?

    ( I love the pattern for this baby “sack”, I plan on making at least 2 myself)

  3. I have read this book; awesome read! But I don’t think it convinced me to become a farmer:)

  4. I LOVED that book. So great. I look forward to hearing about your newest little bundle soon!
    I wish you all the best.

  5. I read that book about a year or two ago and really enjoyed it. I found a youtube video of an interview with the couple about their work with CSA and felt like I got to “know” them a little better.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I recently read that book too. I was attracted to it because as a city dweller, I long for some open space and land I can plant food and feed my daughter. I’m attracted to your blog for some of the same reasons. The beauty of your land and the beautiful family you have. I wish you an easy few weeks to come. Take care of yourself.

  7. That little gown is precious, I love the color so much.
    I just put that book on hold since I’m kind of looking for something new to read and the title caught me! Thanks for sharing and thanks as always for hosting Yarn Along – visiting like-minded ladies is such a treat in my week and I almost always come away with a great book recommendation along the way!

  8. Ginny,
    Love the blue yarn on the baby gown and look forward to seeing it finished.
    I read that book and really enjoyed it. It made me laugh so many times.


    P.S. My link up will be late today. 🙂

  9. A favorite book of mine…. I’ve read it twice. Something that has stayed with me especially is the her husband’s connection to his local community. He’s not a news buff on a global level but he truly knows his neighbors, I found that very touching….. it seems so much less common these days. It takes more effort to help your neighbor than read the newspaper……
    The blue is lovely, by the way.

  10. That book sounds great. I’ll have to check it out. The gown is so cute.

  11. I love the baby gown! You are so close to seeing it on your baby now, very exciting! Do you have a favourite baby sock pattern?

  12. Lovely knit! Sounds reasonable that you will now only knit according to need! 🙂 Sounds like an interesting read!

    PS: prayers continue for you and baby!!! 🙂

  13. Thanks for hosting!

  14. A baby can never have enough socks! Thanks for hosting.


  15. I loved the Dirty Life. What a great book. And it made me realize that I am not cut out for farming, no matter how much I thought I was!

  16. It’s weird I’ve been dying to make some small things so was really happy making tiny hats for the big knit. That’s a really cute little jumper.I hope you make something nice for yourself next time.
    Keep well.

  17. You might also want to check out Hit By A Farm ( http://www.amazon.com/Hit-Farm-Learned-Stop-Worrying/dp/1569242984 ). I enjoyed both it and The Dirty Life – really good books!

  18. I read that book and loved it, too. At times, I found it laugh-out-loud funny and always interesting and engaging. That little sweater is adorable. I ♥ little baby knits. I wish I could have just one more baby. God has blessed you, Ginny!

  19. I enjoyed that book overall it’s been more than a year since I read it. I think you’ll like it. Well before you know it you’ll have a baby to stuff into those boring newborn knits 🙂 Oh happy days!

  20. Baby Knittings here as well. What else 🙂 They are so quick though. I’m enjoying it. The book sounds interesting, thank you for recommending it. Best, Caroline

  21. I love that color! I’m about to knit a cowl in a similar one (well water colorway – Tosh Vintage)

    Hope you’re feeling well. xoxo

  22. I had a phase of just knitting baby items then got bored but I’ve got the urge again now, so will cast on a little jumper soon for my baby nephew. Your baby gown looks very warm and cosy, I love the pattern, this might be my next project. Have a good week. Deb x

  23. Going to order that book! Enjoy your last bits of rest!

  24. The Dirty Life is one of my all time favorites, any book that makes me laugh out loud I love.

  25. I’m finally able to share an almost completed sweater – I’m such a yarn a long slacker.
    I love your little sweater, so precious. I look forward to seeing the little one all snuggled up in it.


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