Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

DSC_7167Regarding my Jet Stream shawl, I believe that I am currently deep inside what is known as a knitting black hole.  It may be awhile before I emerge.

I am happily distracted right now by a funny book that my sister recently sent me, Walking Across Egypt.  The main character, an elderly woman named Mattie, who is “slowing down,” is hilariously delightful.  I nearly died laughing in the opening chapter as she worried over what the neighbors would think were they to discover that rather than wash her dishes directly after lunch, she first watches “All My Children.”  I won’t ruin the story by telling you just how far she goes to prove how worried she is about that fact, in case some of you decide to read it.  I’m not embarrassed to admit that I grew up on “All My Children,” as did my mother before me.  Folding laundry while watching it with her will always be one of my favorite childhood memories.

 

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Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

20140709-DSC_6143In addition to finishing the purple shawl, I’ve been knitting little swatches all week, inspired by a really lovely single skein of yarn from my stash (starbright in the tea rose colorway.)  I have a picture in my mind that I’m hoping I can bring to life. 

When I took this photo, I wasn’t thinking of Yarn Along.  I had just finished reading this precious book to my girls and noticed that it matched my knitting.  We are kind of maxed out on space in our little house, and I rarely buy picture books these days, instead doing my best to take advantage of the library.  But this book, The Goat Lady, about an elderly woman who keeps a flock of goats and is embraced by her community despite initial misgivings, is a real keeper.  The paintings that illustrate the story are beautiful.  It’s just an all around wonderful book.

 

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