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! ~

DSC_7792I’m knitting away on Larkspur’s birthday shawl.  She saw it on my dresser the other day and knew right away what it was since she chose the yarn for it.  So much for trying to work in a bit of a surprise factor.  Since then, I’ve been working on it during the day too and it makes her so happy to see me knitting on it that I’m glad she saw it.

I am reading far too many books at once.  I don’t know why that happens sometimes.  I’m taking the third book in The Good Earth trilogy slowly.  It’s not holding my attention quite so well as the first two books did.  I took a little detour this week and read Clutterfree with Kids and I’m just about finished with Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well.

p.s. The linky seems to be a little glitchy today. If your photo shows up as the previous link’s photo, don’t worry. It should correct itself after a few minutes.


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  1. Thank you for the link on the book. I can’t wait to see Larkspur in her birthday shawl!

  2. The shawl is looking lovely! Thanks for hosting all of these yarn alongs – so inspiring! I’m finally learning to knit!

  3. The yarn is beautiful! I think it’s sweet that she likes to see you working on something special for her, my boys are the same way:-)

    I picked up Capote’s short stories this week too; I was reminded of them with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Isn’t it interesting how different Breakfast at Tiffany’s was from the movie? Both are wonderful though.

    Enjoy the snow! This will be our first time sledding since moving to Virginia!!


  4. Ginny, thank you so much for hosting this lovely party. The shawl that you are knitting is so beautiful!

  5. Larkspur will be so proud of this new wolly shawl! I’ve already said it, but, oh this purple is great!
    Here again a Yarn Along from Italy with poetry.

  6. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I loved Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I must read it again some time.

  8. I think kids like seeing how hard or long we work on knitted things for them.

  9. It’s nice when they see us working on their projects, even when we want to surprise them.

  10. The New Year by Pearl S. Buck is good, too.

  11. lots of socks and purple here today. 🙂

  12. Trying to link up with you today, Ginny. I think your readers will love the giveaway we have. I will try later as there seems to be a little glitch with the link app.
    Click over from here to my blog to see the lovely Liturgy of the Hours book we are giving away!
    Stay warm in the storm! xoxo

  13. Love that color–perfect for Valentine’s-y time.

  14. Love love the color and I’ve always wanted to read Breakfast At Tiffany’s 🙂 thanks for the link up!

  15. I’m reading Clutterfree with Kids too! I’ve been reading Joshua’s blog for the past year and it was so timely for me and has given me the permission I needed to continue what I started. I can see that I’ve stood in the way of my own dreams by not planning for them and saving the money to pursue better things than a house full of stuff. Hope you find some inspiration from him too.

  16. I really love that yarn! I’m not usually a purple person, but this is so lovely for a little girl.

  17. oh, truman! i just love breakfast at tiffanys!

  18. That fuchsia color is gorgeous! I tend to choose earthy colors but I do love a bold gem tone. I hear Breakfast at Tiffany’s is very good. I was in the habit of reading the classics in my early 20’s, now it’s more about new stuff for me.

  19. Larkspur’s shawl will be beautiful! It reminds me of the days I was her age and my mother knitted beautiful things for my brothers and me:)
    Thanks Ginny!

  20. Oh Ginny, I forgot to comment yesterday. You had me laughing so hard with the diaper in a bag… Once, one of my babies pooped in the middle of the night and I didn’t notice that some of it got in my hair, not even when I got dressed and looked in the mirror. So I went out to eat with a friend who looked at me from across the table and told me “oh hey come here, let me get that mustard out of your hair”. Yeah, motherhood is funny, just keep laughing.

  21. Both of my sisters and my mom all read several books at once while I only read one at a time, maybe I’m missing something.

  22. Ginny, I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s and hope you’re enjoying it too. Also, have you read Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima?I’ve taught it in 9th grade English classes and am currently rereading it – it’s a great coming-of-age story set in New Mexico in the 1940’s. I think you would like it, and it might be a good option for your older boys. I love the photo of your knitting, as usual!


  23. I’m sure she will be surprised when she sees her shawl totally complete! I have a bad habit of trying to read too many books at one time myself. Then I never finish any of them!

  24. I just love the yarn you’re using for the shawl! I hope going through this pattern it doesn’t make you aware of the mistakes I made in the previous one! I messed up the garter stripes at the beginning, but decided the “messed up” version looked cool as well. 😉 The Good Earth has been on my reading list for a few years. I am also reading too many books at once right now!


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