Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yarn Along .... two of my favorite things ... knitting and reading!

~ 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 single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~ from Ginny's blog, small things

This is only my second time posting for Ginny's yarn-along ... shame on me!  It's not that I haven't been knitting ... it's not that I haven't been reading ... it's just that I've been so busy knitting and reading, I haven't had time to post.

So, I apologize.

on my needles:  finishing another cashmere design for Spring Gate Farm ... a cap (which is done) and a coordinating scarf which only has about seven more inches (than I must start the tam for Cast On!).  I'll have this design posted on my site by the end of the week.  If you'd like to see my other original hand-knit designs, check out my knitting blog, By Hand, With Heart!

on my reading table:  re-reading Sweater Design in Plain English ... love, love, love this book! A "second edition" is coming out in April that of which I'm hoping to get a review copy so I can see if it's worth it to buy ... I'll keep you posted!  I'm also reading Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life and Impact of GK Chesterton that I'll be reviewing later this month.  Our read-aloud, which we started on Friday, is Lost in Peter's Tomb ... a book we've had knocking around for a while so decided to read-aloud.  It's really an interesting read that fits in with our "explorer" unit we'd put on hold during Advent/Christmas.  The story is a mystery set in Rome with siblings and their aunt helping the Pope discover who is getting into the Vatican and why!

Thanks, Ginny, for starting this yarn-along ... it's always fun to see what others are doing!


  1. Your knitting is so lovely-I don't knit, only crochet- I love the way you knitted the design into the bands. X

  2. that's really pretty hat and scarf set... wow :) love it!

  3. Oh my your hat and scarf are just delicious! What wonderful color and pattern.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

  4. I love the way the hat and scarf match! The yarn looks so soft :)

  5. Lovely knitting and oooh lala, love Chesterton!

  6. Oh your knitting is beautiful!
    What a gift.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  7. Love the hat and scarf! The book about Peter's Tomb sounds really interesting.

  8. Hello again! Glad I found you after so much time away! Gorgeous knits as always. Love the soft heathery shades of the blue and purple today.

  9. Really nice knits! Of what little I've read Chesterton, I love him!