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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  1. Beautiful shawl. I want you to know I go through the links at my leisure. I LOVE to see what others are knitting. Thank you for this ongoing feature!

  2. The Diary of a Country Priest is an amazing, albeit sad book. But I think I would have every seminarian read it because I think it portrays what they will be up against. Holiness isn’t always exciting and filled with certainty. It sometimes looks very mundane and “endured”. But the solid beauty is underneath.

  3. I’ve tried to read that book, too, and never made it through. You’ll have to let use know what you think when you’re finished. For some reason the title makes it sound very exciting.

  4. Ooh colourwork will have you hooked in no time!! I really loved the hat you made for Beatrix.

  5. LOVE that shade of green!! And I’m sure it’s even better that you dyed it yourself. Beautiful work all around:)

  6. I finished my Nurmilinthu two weeks ago and it’s made from three shades of green Malabrigo from my stash :o)
    I think your shade of green is beautiful and the shawl will suets you very well. I am looking forward to photo.

  7. can’t wait to see the shawl, Ginny! Bummer that Lila was put aside for now but maybe it’s not the book for you at this given time. I haven’t heard of the book you’re reading now, but it looks quite interesting.

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