Archives for January 29, 2014

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! ~

20140128-DSC_6403I’ll admit that I like it when my knitting happens to match my book.  I’m still knitting the same things:  my Follow Your Arrow Mystery Shawl, and a Jane hat.  This must be the slowest hat brim I’ve ever knit.  The shawl is coming along well though, and I am keeping up so far.  I can’t believe there are over three thousand other Follow Your Arrow Shawls being knit right now as well!   I really love having the clues arrive once per week.  It forces me to schedule out a certain number of rows per day and I like knowing that as long as I continue to keep up, I’ll have a finished project in a few more weeks.  I wouldn’t want all of my knitting to be that way, but do like how this is going.

I finished reading The Good Earth and started right into the next book in the trilogy, Sons.  I think these are books that you are either going to love or hate based on the fact that I had a discussion with a friend last week about how much we love The Good Earth, and then last night I mentioned the book to another friend who expressed that she hated the book so much that she is still trying to block it from her mind.  Ha!

I bought a new field guide last week, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont and I actually want to read it cover to cover.  Slowly, I guess.  There’s a lot of information there.  But the organization is fantastic, with plants grouped within the book according to the communities they naturally occur in rather than grouping flowers according to color or other similarities in appearance or family.  This guide will help me to learn to identify entire groups of plants and will be really useful when we go hiking and exploring.

 

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