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’m working on the second mosaic band on my Emiliana shawl.  This is seriously such a fun knit!  I am knitting it in sport weight wool at a bigger gauge than the pattern calls for (? not sure if that’s how to describe it-less stitches per inch) so it is going pretty quickly for me.

I am reading a book that I have been anticipating for a while now, Hallie Lord’s On the Other Side of Fear.  I met Hallie last year at the Edel Gathering, and knew I liked her.  Now, reading her book, I realize we are two peas in a pod.  I struggle with worry and fear and her words are just what I needed to read right now.  I pre-ordered a copy weeks ago, and then Hallie surprised me by sending me a copy too.  So, I have an extra!  I’d love to send it to one of you.  Just mention it in the comments if you’d like to read it, and I’ll randomly select a winner before next week’s Yarn Along.  (U.S. only please!)


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Humor Me

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We planned to go to Big Meadow yesterday, but it occurred to me last minute that the trip might be really miserable, because Mabel is a car cry-er.  So we stuck closer to home and went to Caledon instead.  It was hot and muggy, and the insects were biting, but it was still really good to get away for a few hours.  I asked the kids to pose for two group photos, one of them a sort of replica of my favorite photo of all of them when Job was a baby.  There was a lot of moaning and groaning over that, but I begged them just to humor me.  By the time I even got everyone in one place, half of them were wet and dirty.  Most of them were not in the mood for photos (is anyone ever in the mood to pose for a group photo?)  And Job didn’t understand why everyone was telling him to put his hands in the air, which was kind of hilarious.  I’m happy to have all eight of them in one photo.

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