Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading and I love sharing my projects and current reads here. I would love for you to join me every Wednesday to share a single photo of what you are knitting (or crocheting) and reading too! Share your photo on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

Yarn Along-1436

I’m almost finished reading Never Cry Wolf.  I find it hard to put it down every night before bed.  It’s fascinating!

I did cast on a new shawl last week, but I have also been knitting away on my Barn Sweater.  Mostly though, I’m cleaning house, filling in my calendar and schedule, and planning meals.  If I can get all the structure in place now, I’ll have more time to knit later!  (That’s what I tell myself.)


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  1. I just love your yarn alongs. I love to visit all the sites.

  2. I loved “Never Cry Wolf”. I could not stop laughing at the part where he was running naked after the wolves. My older sons liked it as well.

    Your Barn Sweater is going to be fabulous!

  3. I love the colour for your sweater. I can’t wear any yellows whatsoever as they make me look very ill, but I imagine it would be a joy to work with that yarn. Maybe I can make some mittens!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting the yarn along:-)

  5. Cooperstown, NY?
    If so I have always wanted to go to the museum there! Gives me an idea! 🙂

  6. Never Cry Wolf is a fantastic book. I read it years ago in college while I was getting my Wildlife Biology degree. Thanks for the memory 🙂

  7. I adore your knitting and I love going to all your readers sight and seeing what’s up. Thank you!

  8. you are doing the many things that need to be done! God give you strength!

  9. I’m having fun with my first Yarn Along, Ginny!
    Oh that kitty. I want to scoop him up and kiss him! The matching fiber is delightful. I need a cat.

  10. Ginny – Did you recommend the book, Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope. The book was so good and very hard to put down. I think you did recommend it but I can’t find it in your posts, but thanks if you did. Also, another good one to read is The Boston Woman by Anita Diamant. She wrote The Rent Tent.

  11. I really like the colour you’re using here. Alas it is not a colour that’s good for me.
    I can see that Yarn Along is going to see my to-read pile reach epic proportions! I’ve finished my Monkey Moo from last week (you can see him finished on today’s post) but am still deciding what to knit next… possibly a cactus!

  12. I love your new shawls. You are always an inspiration.

  13. I love how the kitten matches your yarn!

  14. Ah. Kitty. I love your photo. Is it weird that hubby is completely anti cat (we have one that comes over from the neighbors to nab out feeder birds) and yet I keep praying God will send an irresistible stray? Don’t I have bigger things to pray for than that!?! Good luck with the planning/organizing. Will look forward to next week.

  15. How do you plan for month ahead? I always find that daily schedules and changes make it nearly impossible to plan. Hum….I would like to be more organized but, I suppose, hate to be boxed in.

    • I will share soon! I am coming up with a flexible plan. If I don’t have some sort of plan to fall back on, we won’t eat! I am just not one of those fantastic spontaneous cooks!

      • I would love to see what you do. I am more the kind of person who says…hum….I only have an hour, husband has to go out at a certain time, low on groceries, what should I make….then I look in the frig and start combining. Last night we ended up with zucchini latkes, tomatoes and brown rice. The latkes were somewhat soggy but good. Hope I can perfect them before zucchinis disappear!
        I guess really what I do is buy ingredients for meals and then figure out what combination will make a meal.
        have a wonderful day.
        Thanks so much for responding.

        • My friend Eve is like that! She can make delicious food from almost nothing! I really envy that kind of talent. I definitely don’t have it. 🙁

          • Well, I suppose there are qualities of both approaches that have merit. I always feel that I am living on the edge food wise and might find it more relaxing IF I knew what I was going to prepare before 3 PM! I really do try to occasionally follow a recipe and it is really hard for me to do. Actually, almost impossible except for baking which is a whole other story. I am a good cook but only a ok baker. In any case, it must be hard to organize meals for all the children and their different ages and schedules. I suppose a pot of soup on the back of the stove is a good idea, or food prepared ahead of time such as burritos.
            Good luck and enjoy!!!!

  16. are you sharing your menu plan? Just curious and looking for new ideas myself. I hope you have oodles of knitting time with your schedule!! Love your sweater 🙂

  17. I decided yesterday that I was tired of cleaning house, that seems to be all I do lately, so I sat and knit….it was wonderful.

    I do think the yarn you are using for your barn sweater is so pretty. After I cast of the wee cardigan for Porter I think I will cast own my own sweater.

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