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! ~

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When I asked for recommendations for “happy” books a few weeks back, Fred Chappell’s I Am One of You Forever was mentioned more than once.  I fact, one of you mentioned that you give this book as a gift so often, that you have accidentally given it to the same person more than once!  I knew that I wanted to read it as soon as I finished Shadows on the Rock, which I did a few days ago.  I am only one chapter into it, but I will let you know if I feel as strongly positive about it when I finish as others do!

I took this photo Tuesday afternoon, with plans to bind off my Simmer Dim Tuesday night.  As I type this Tuesday evening, I am hoping that my plans work out later tonight when everyone is in bed.  It’s a picot bind off, so it will take a little while.

 

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Comments

  1. So many beautiful projects!

  2. Fred Chappell lives in a nearby town and I met him years ago. A lovely man. Makes reading his books that more enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it, as well!

  3. Fred Chappell is a really good writer. Years ago I read several of his books. The only one I could not get into was “The Gaudy Place”. Not sure why. Maybe if I tried it now I would appreciate it.

  4. Love Love Love that color!!

  5. Thanks for hosting!

  6. What a deep blue, it looks stunning! Good luck with finishing your project, love to see the photos of it!!

  7. Love the illustrations on that book cover 🙂

  8. Love that blue color. I can’t wait to see it completed. I sure wish you would do a video some time showing your knitting and hear you talk. I imagine you’ve got a soft gentle voice…and be able to hear the chaos in the background of all your dear children and husband. I simply don’t know how you do it. I felt accomplished making taco meat for the fridge and browning freezer burnt hamburger for our German Shepherds, cleaning up the kitchen, and starting a new knitted hat pattern last night. I did come across another blogger that has 7 children that I found on Frontier Girl’s site. They reminded me of you…she knits and the kids are talented like yours.

    Gwen

  9. That yarn color is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see it finished. That does look like a happy book!!

  10. I also am looking forward to seeing it! it’s such a vivid and beautiful blue! Also will love to hear about this possible happy book. Did I ever tell you about Elizabeth Goudge’s _Scent of Water_? It transformed my vision; I was given this gift of hope at the end of my first read of it and remember all colours seemed brighter, the red berries outside just gleaming red… anyway, I highly recommend this and it is a beautiful read. God bless you dear Ginny!!!

  11. I love that color blue! I’m going to JoAnn today and I’m going to look for something along that line! 🙂

  12. love a picot edging! And you are right it does take a while. Can’t wait for the final review of a happy book. I’m reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm and I love how simple and happy each chapter is 🙂

  13. I can’t wait to see your finished product. Have a great week!

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