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!~

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I realized last week that I just wasn’t in the mood for reading In the Wilderness quite yet, and got started instead on The Ear of the Heart, the autobiography of a Hollywood actress who left her career to join a contemplative monastery.  I am really enjoying her story.

I haven’t had much time for knitting this week, but last night I did turn the heel on my second wildflower sock!


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  1. Richard (in Charlotte, NC) says:

    Hello Ginny, I wanted to get back to you on that flowering shrub that you showed us in one of your photos recently. Since I have much time on my hands, I put it to good use and have found out that it is an Elaeagnus and most likely a Multiflora. Here is the Wikipedia article on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaeagnus_multiflora

    Thanks for piquing my interest in this fragrant flowering shrub!

    P.S. – It’s fruit is also quite edible and good for you too. It contains vitamins A, C, E and also essential fatty acids.


  2. Gramma Patsy says:

    I love the Abbey of Regina Laudis and went there many times when I was young. Going back when I was a grown woman was a totally different experience, Mass was so beautiful, the nuns behind the screen and their voices sounded like they came down from heaven. I’ve been there for the chanting of the Hours and, again, the experience in the chapel was so beautiful. The nuns had a CD of their Gregorian Chant in their tiny gift shop that I still listen to. You can go and stay in their guest house and participate in as many of their services, or work in the gardens or with the animals or simply be “in yourself” … inexpensive and inspiring.

  3. Katharine Whitmore says:

    I’m glad you stopped reading Into the Wild (even if just for now). 🙂

  4. Hi!

    Thank you for the shop update!!! Yippee. Also a big thank you for the book suggestion, “The Ear of the Heart.” As a child I lived in Woodbury, CT, which is the town right next to Bethlehem. The cloistered place where the nuns live, Regina Laudis, was always a place of mystery and wonder to me. They have a fair there in the summer. One year I attended and a very patient nun tried to teach me how to spin wool. It was hopeless. At the time I looked at the different buildings and wondered what went on in there. If you google Bethlehem, CT I hope it will show the famous creche that is also located there. It is quite amazing.

  5. Gwendolyn says:

    Better go quick to Ginny’s shop update. There are a few items left.

  6. I heard about that book long ago and wanted to read it. I will add it to my Goodreads now! Hope you are feeling good these days. I do love that pretty yarn – great for Springtime!

  7. That looks like a very interesting book. Your socks are lovely!

  8. Roseanna Hatke says:

    I really enjoyed that book. I remember her movies (giving away my age HA)

  9. Sometimes it is nice to change and read ‘something else” Socks look so interesting to knit.

  10. Such a lovely yarn you’re using ~ bring and cheery!

  11. Well, you might not have had much time for knitting, but at least when you did you were able to knit one of the best things!

  12. love that yarn you are knitting with, it screams SPRING.

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