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 stayed up too late last night to get through dividing for the sleeves of Mabel’s cardigan. I think it’s going to be such a cute little sweater! I want to knit it quickly, because I’m not knitting it with room to grow. I want Mabel to wear it over the next few months, so I am hoping for it to fit well, and not be too big.

After one of you recommended William Horwood’s books, I’m reading The Willows at Christmas. Larkspur gave me a funny look when she asked if I was reading it to myself and I told her, “Yes!” I don’t have much mental space for grown-up books right now.

If I am not back here before next week, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas without too much late-night, last-minute gift knitting!


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  1. Merry Christmas, Ginny. Your blog brings me a lot of happiness through the year. Happy New Year to your family.

  2. I love reading kids books!!! Have a blessed merry and beautiful Christmas!!!

  3. Richard (in Charlotte, NC) says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS Ginny, Jonny and all of your wonderful children and HAPPY NEW YEAR too!

  4. Such a beautiful sweater! <3

  5. Becky Barry says:

    Merry Christmas Ginny to you and all those you love. I can’t wait to see the sweater done. It’s a glorious color and pattern .

  6. Merry Christmas, Ginny!

  7. The Willows at Christmas looks like a delightful read! And perfect for this week. Happy Christmas to you and your family!!

  8. Thank you so much for your book recommendations Ginny. We have very similar tastes in reading! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

  9. Grown up book, schmone up book. They’re all just books! I went through a whole year of being unable to deal with grown up books and strictly read kids and YA fiction, and it was amazing. Sometimes you just need to re-charge the batteries, and it’s better than not reading at all.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  10. Happy Christmas, Ginny!

  11. Happy Christmas. I love that book , I hope you really enjoy it.

  12. Merry Christmas Ginny to you and your family!

  13. Joanie Boyne says:

    Such a beautiful pattern! I am still a beginner knitter and am mystified by how to split for sleeves or arm holes! Did you just use a spare piece of yarn to hold the stiches and continue knitting the other sections?is there a name for that technique? I’m so curious! I need a knitting teacher! ๐Ÿ˜€ DI’d you make that pattern up or are there instructions somewhere? Merry Christmas!

  14. Happy Christmas to you, too, Ginny! Mabel’s cardigan is absolutely stunning. Cheers to its big finish!

  15. merry Christmas!!!

  16. What a gorgeous little cardigan is growing on your needles!

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