Archives for February 1, 2017

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 finished my shawl, but haven’t blocked it yet. I’m so excited about this one because I dyed the yarn with goldenrod, and it’s one of my favorite colors! I think this is the first thing I have knit for myself using yarn I dyed!

Now I’m working on a hat for Silas. It is blue and will have a bit of colorwork in the gray/white yarn in the photo. I’m new to colorwork. It’s so fun! I don’t think I’ve posted photos here yet of the hat I knit for Beatrix…will do that soon.

As far as reading goes, I made the decision to set Lila aside for now. I think I’ll return to it (especially considering that I’m halfway through), but I want to join some friends who are reading The Diary of a Country Priest. I confess that I’ve picked this book up several times in recent years and abandoned it after the first few pages. I’ve read far more this time around than I have in the past. I like aspects of it, but wouldn’t say that I am enthralled. Of course, I think that’s the point. It’s subtle in nature, which can be hard for my tired brain. However, there are sentences sprinkled throughout that have grabbed me and I am marking up my book a little bit. I don’t usually do that. So we’ll see.

 

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