Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), 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 was up very early this morning knitting, and then pouring over recipes and making a shopping list.ย  Today I am going to bake a bunch of pies for a get together with my homeschooling co op.ย  I’ll be following recipes from Cooking from Quilt Country, my favorite cookbook for sweets.
Before today I don’t think I’d ever actually made any of the recipes from The Tasha Tudor Cookbook, but right now I have her gingerbread baking in the oven, so we’ll see how that turns out.

I cast on for a Claret Cowl last night in the prettiest shades of green (Malabrigo Arroyo in fresco y seco).ย  I’ve knit this pattern before, and it goes quickly (especially if I can’t sleep and end up knitting in the wee hours of the morning!)


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  1. Beautiful… by the way… a couple weeks ago you had two books, Frugavore and Wildly Affordable Organic. I got both from the library… Thought the frugavore one was… unrealistic. HAVE TOTALLY FALLEN IN LOVE with WAO. Love surfing around her site. Thanks!

    • Ok…. I’m a dork, I must have seen Wildly Affordable Organic at the Library when I got Frugavore…

      Quick go to cookforgood.com

    • Oooh! Good to know! I haven’t gotten far into Frugavore–and yes, so often books like that are unrealistic. I just requested WAO from the library! I’m excited to read it–thanks so much for the recommendation!

  2. This green totally reminds me of you! Is your favourite colour green, by any chance?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Ginny,

    I love that color yarn. Beautiful choice. Have a beautiful day!

  4. I used to watch Marcia Adams on PBS when I lived at home. I loved her show, and found her cookbook at a garage sale ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh my gosh!!! I love using Amish Recipes. The cowl is so pretty!!!

  6. I love Cooking from Quilt Country. I use a lot of the recipes. The color of that yarn for your cowl is beautiful.

  7. The Tasha Tudor fruitcake is very good, I think she calls it Dundee cake. If you like fruitcake….which I do and my eldest does too. Just want to thank you for continuing to,post during these busy times for a mother. Your blog is a very bright spot in my day. It must be a great effort to keep up the blog and I hope you just know that it is really appreciated.

  8. Pretty greens! I’ve never knit a cowl before and lately have been looking at various cowl patterns. This one is being added to my list of things to knit.

  9. I love my Tasha Tudor cook book. It’s one of my cook books that I read just for fun. Even if I’m not cooking anything.

  10. Beautiful, beautiful green. Malabrigo has such stunning colorways. I’d love to hear how your gingerbread turns out. Years ago, we used to check out “Take Joy: A Tasha Tudor Christmas” on VHS from the library every December. The girls and I loved her Christmas traditions – unfortunately we can no longer find a copy anywhere. I will have to get her cookbook and try some of her recipes.

  11. That is such a beautiful green.

  12. Living in VT, I am a bit partial to Tasha Tudor. When my oldest daughter was young, she used to say that she wanted to BE Tasha Tudor. She and her sister played “Tasha Tudor” by the hour. I had no idea she had a cookbook! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I do love that color green! Gorgeous! Hope your day of baking is a success!

  14. I love the sound and look of your life, Ginny! You keep me coming back to see the next thing you’re working on, reading, exploring in the woods with the children. You’re definitely making the most of those beautiful young years with wee ones!

  15. Gorgeous green yarn!!
    Good luck will all the delicious things you are making, your guests will love to eat them!

  16. Ginny, that is so cool! I am currently knitting an Age of Brass and Steam in exactly that yarn and colourway! Malabrigo Arroyo in fresco y seco! I didn’t photograph it today but shared the beginnings last week and the week before. Happy knitting and thanks for a great linkup!

  17. Your cowl is looking lovely! beautiful yarn choice!
    Always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Have a lovely day!

  18. Two of my favorite cookbooks – mine look pretty tattered and worn though. The yarn is just beautiful!

  19. Knitting in the early morn is one of my favorite pleasures. I try to do so several times a week, but my youngest seems to instinctively know the moment mama is awake & will wake up, too, stumbling around before sunrise, crying but refusing to go back down. I should probably just teach her to finger-knit. I hope the pie-making venture goes off without a hitch!

  20. Oh lovely books. I’m very tempted to treat myself for Christmas. Thanks for the cowl link too…I’ve been looking for a simple one that knits up quickly. Happy pie making. I bet your kitchen smells amazing.

  21. I bet your kitchen smells so good, gingerbread sounds perfect on a cold morning.

  22. love that green!! and that cookbook, oh, so tempting! hope you get some sleep again soon; I know that this is a very busy time!!

  23. thanks for the cowl link, looks like a fun quick knit. I’ve been knitting some socks for my husband, making significant progress. Have a lovely week Ginny!

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