~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and 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, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I cast on for a new shawl over the weekend, and while I have to set it aside to finish the blue one, I am glad that I got started on the new one, and have it to look forward to. This is my first time to knit something with wool whose source I feel a connection to, through Kim of Vermont Grand View Farm, and her Gotland sheep. I really love the yarn itself, for its unique luster and silky feel, and I’m just really excited to be knitting with it! But first, if I knit eight rows each day for the next four days, I will finish the blue shawl for my sister! I’m pretty excited about that one too.
I’m reading Shadows of the Workhouse, and finding it to be a brutal read. I questioned for a moment whether I should continue on a night when the reading left me crying. So far I’m continuing though, as it has had the positive effect of making me feel incredibly grateful that I am never separated from my children, that I am able to care for them and love them. It is far too easy to take those things for granted.