Yarn Along

From small things:

 

~ 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! ~

 

That’s the second of a pair of socks I’m working on in a festive (unnamed ) colorway.  I bought the yarn 2 years ago on vacation in Alaska, so it was in relatively deep stash.  When looking for something to knit during our Thanksgiving week travels and visits with family, it practically jumped into my arms, begging to be knit.  This week I have also been knitting up more ornaments, both for a holiday traditions exchange and as gifts.  And I am also working on a test knit, (my first ever!) for a friend back in my much-missed Stitch ‘n Bitch group in CT.  That’s a lot of knitting!

During the day I have been reading these same few books to PB over and over.  Babies love repetition, and she really likes to sink her teeth into the same 3 or 4 books for a while before moving onto new loves.  She is excellent at turning pages and reacting to favorite parts and characters in these books, so it’s a rewarding (if repetitive) experience.  Come evening, I tend to head to bed a bit on the early side to get some more adult reading time.  I have been devouring Little Bee, a heartbreaking, truthful, beautiful novel by Chris Cleave.  I’m down to the last 1/4 or so of the book, and while I have really enjoyed its language and characters, the tone is somewhat serious; not exactly a cheerful tale.  I’m still hoping for a happy ending…aren’t we all?

I hope your week of knitting and reading is going as well as mine.

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12 thoughts on “Yarn Along

  1. I have been reading here for awhile today. You are a great knitter..I hope to be just like you one day. I love the color of sock yarn but I never see patterns with the sock yarn being used for other projects…would it just look wierd???
    Great blog!!
    Lisa

  2. I just got a package with several books including Little Bee, which came highly recommended from a friend… although it sounds like perhaps it would be a better read for post-Christmas?

  3. What gorgeous yarn…and what fun books! Dr. Seuss always makes me smile.

    I’ve been trying to finish up a custom knit order for Christmas…down to the last item and it seems to be taking forever. But the end is in sight!

    And I’m reading a book of Advent reflections that I read every year…and trying to read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins…which is breaking my heart every few pages. Maybe I should pick it back up after Christmas…I certainly have a stack of books waiting, as always.

  4. isn’t reading to the really little ones as they’re learning what books are just so lovely? Alice took to books at a very young age and often just flicks through them over and over on her own. Recently she’s started reacting to emotions she sees there- last week she declared ‘oh no!’ on seeing a bumble bee with a sad face. It’s such a wonderful way to learn!

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