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 clue one of my Tales from the Isle of Purbeck mystery knit along shawl yesterday.  Two conclusions that I have reached are that I love the Hole & Sons yarn, and I love the pattern so far as well.  Some of you asked what a mystery knit along is.  This is only my second one.  In a mystery knit along the designer releases one portion (called a clue!) of the pattern at a time.  You have no idea going in what your finished object is going to look like.  It really adds a fun twist to knitting!  I don’t think it’s too late to join this one, because the first clue knit up pretty quickly.  And really, if you get behind it doesn’t matter.  I finished my last one way later than I planned, but still really enjoyed the process.  I will likely get sidetracked or busy and fall behind on this one as well.  No big deal!

I had kind of an emotional week with several days to myself (a combination of amazing and hard), and found myself needing doses of Heather King.  I focused on her reflections on the Gospel of Luke in this book, and they were just perfect for where my head and heart were.

 

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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 haven’t done much reading this week, but the few pages I have read were from My Family and Other Animals, which I am really enjoying.  I think I’m a little wacky in that while people talk about summer reading, and knitting when the weather is cool, I do kind of the opposite.  Well, I think I probably knit at about the same rate all year long, but I don’t think I read as much in the summer.  There is just too much to do when the weather is warm!

I swatched last night for the Tales from the Isle of Purbeck mystery knit along, and I am so excited about the first clue being released today!  I am knitting it in Hole & Sons wool, making this knit along feel super special.  With each installment of the pattern, Ben, the farmer behind Hole & Sons wool will be adding his own tales about his farm!  It’s going to be full immersion knitting.  (The latest batch of Hole & Sons wool sold out very quickly, but if you are interested in joining this MKAL, there are lots of great alternative yarns that are very much in the spirit of this project.  You can find some ideas in this thread in the by Annie Claire Ravelry group.)

 

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