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! ~

20140408-DSC_3971Knitting:  I am just a few rows away from dividing for the sleeves on Beatrix’s Leksak.

Reading:  The Dollmaker, recommended by a friend.  It is well reviewed and considered a “landmark of American fiction.”  What got me was this phrase from the description, speaking of the main character, “her triumphant ability to create beauty in the suffocating shadow of ugliness and despair.”20140402-20140402-DSC_3230 Thank you all so much for making my Seashore Cowl Raffle such a huge success!


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  1. Thanks os much for the fun party and have a nice weekend!

  2. Ginny, your cowl is lovely. The colors are beautiful! I have never read the Dollmaker book but I have seen the movie. I believe it stared Jane Fonda. The movie was heart wrenching. I will look for the book at my library.

  3. Your book selection intrigued me. I had to go and read about The Dollmaker, on Amazon and Goodreads. I can tell this is an amazing book about subjects that I would completely resonate with. However, like you, I am not sure it’s a book I should be reading right now, when I’m trying to just hold on to the joy of life in spite of sorrow! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I missed the raffle – 🙁 – but just wanted to say what a stunning knit that cowl is!

  5. oh i forgot about this book (and movie) from so many years ago. it was difficult but i loved it so much.

  6. LOVE the pattern for your seer little girl! How unique! And the color way is divine! In fact today was the first time I made a purchase from Luna Grey and I’m really excited to see the yarn in person!

    Love the book choice to!

    Many Blessings,
    Samantha Disch {Wild Maple Wool}

  7. Hi Ginny! Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying joining you and others for Yarn Along each week.

    It really gives me an incentive to get some reading and making done 🙂


  8. Ginny,
    I’m loving that blue yarn. What a perfect color for Beatrix.

    I like that description from the book too. I’ll be curious to see what you think of it.

    I’m so glad you’re getting so close to your goal for your friend and her family!! That is so wonderful!


  9. Your knitting is just beautiful, as always!

  10. Corinne says:

    Your knitting is always absolutely beautiful!

  11. I added my weekly yarn along post already earlier this afternoon but a conversation this evening let to the fact that I had to write another one about my love for knitting & my gratitute. Gratitude for you hosting this yarn along and bringing together bloggers so that we can share our experience and love. I might be a bit emotional right now (which I’m usually not…) but I just want to say thank you: You and of course all those other lovely ladies here changed my life as a knitter!

  12. I’ve seen that movie, with Jane Fonda. It’s rather sad. Hope you are enjoying the book.

  13. How do you find your patterns, Ginny? You always have the most gorgeous projects going!

    • Thanks, Heather! I guess I sort of find them all over the place. I almost never get on Pinterest, but the one time I did a couple of weeks ago this pattern was the first thing I saw! It’s also neat to go on Ravelry and look at your friends activity. Sometimes I see projects that I like there.

  14. Oh my, The Dollmaker is grim. I don’t think I would recommend it for anyone postpartum. I’ll be curious to hear what you think. I read it on my honeymoon 19 years ago, before I had children of my own.

  15. Love that pattern–can’t wait to see the finished result!

  16. Your Seashore Cowl is absolutely beautiful! Really pretty colours and pattern 🙂

  17. The blue is so pretty! Never heard of that book but will have to check it out!

  18. Thanks for hosting!

  19. Thank you so much for hosting and for another great book suggestion. I always appreciate your book selections.

  20. another book for me to check out! I love this part of yarn along, getting good ideas for future reads 🙂 Have a lovely Wednesday Ginny!!

  21. love the blue yarn Ginny, can’t wait to see the finished cardigan! as always, thanks for hosting the linkup and have a lovely day!


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