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!~


I am so close to finishing the body of my Barn Sweater!  I wish I had more time to work on it.

I kind of spaced out a few days ago and forgot that I was reading No Life for a Lady.  It was late, and I was in the mood for Wallace Stegner.  I remembered that I bought a copy of The Big Rock Candy Mountain many months ago so I pulled it off the shelf and started reading it.  Stegner is becoming a favorite author of mine, alongside Willa Cather.  There is something soothing to me about both his and her writing styles.


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  1. Thank you for hosting this fun Yarn Along, Ginny. I love the color of the yarn you’re knitting the Barn Sweater from.

  2. Happy knitting on your sweater 🙂

  3. I don’t know Wallace Stegner but I, too, love Willa Cather. I will have to see about him. I’m hoping to get to those comfrey leaves soon. Maybe I should pick them before the frost this weekend.

  4. I like the sound of The Big Rock Candy Mountain (didn’t Burl Ives sing about it once?). I’m going to try and order it from my library and I love the look of your Barn Sweater. Thank you, Ginny for allowing me to join in again with your Yarnalong.

  5. Willa Cather is such an interesting writer. I read her books and think, ” there’s no plot, there’s not antagonist…” but I can’t put the book down. I don’t know how she does it. But she does. 🙂

  6. Hi Ginny! I’m looking forward to your finished barn sweater as I’ve had my eye on that for awhile. I have all the wool to spin up from my own flock of sheep, but have to get at ‘er…
    Wishing you a lovely autumn day!
    xo Jules

  7. I love Willa Cather, too. I had a librarian friend who did extensive work with Wallace Stegner. Now I am wracking my brain trying to remember more about all that.
    Your sweater is looking really good, Ginny!

  8. Ginny, every time i see your sweater, I think it looks like an incredible vintage item because of the color. It’s beautiful!!

  9. Hope your days are filled with plenty of knitting time so you can finish your sweater soon!

  10. I pray there is time in your day to knit so you can start wearing your Barn Sweater, colder weather is arriving.

  11. Hi, I am joining in today for the first time! Thank you for hosting. I love the colour of the sweater you are making, it reminds me of the very best caramel! xx

  12. I’m going to look up those books, I love soothing reading as well. I hope you find oodles of time to finish that awesome sweater 🙂

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