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Hello, and welcome back to the Yarn Along! As I’ve mentioned, Yarn Along will be a monthly link-up beginning the first Wednesday of each month. Today’s link-up will remain open until the next one begins on February 7th. Out of consideration for others, please limit your links to posts that are truly in the spirit of the Yarn Along, sharing your current projects and what you are reading. Thanks for being here!
It seems that I’m mostly reading children’s literature lately, which is fine by me. I spent most of my reading time during the second half or so of last year reading through the Anne of Green Gables series. I slowed down when I hit Rainbow Valley (next to last in the series), but am trying to get back into it now. My current read aloud to my older girls is Little Men, and I’m reading Little Pear to Silas and Job. I remember reading it to Seth and Keats when they were about the same age and Silas and Job are loving it as much as they did! It’s a really fun read aloud (with nice shortish chapters 🙂 ).
I recently cast on Andrea’s Shawl and I love the way it is constructed! I’m used to knitting neck down shawls, but this one begins with the border. I’m knitting it in two shades of yarn I dyed using dahlia flowers and leaves. I got a deep gold from the flowers which I then overdyed with indigo for the deeper mossy green, and the soft beige was achieved using just the leaves. I love these two shades together!
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