Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yarn Along

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?


I actually have had time for quite a bit of knitting this past week, but you wouldn't know it to look at this shawl. Oh, how awful the light is today!


Wrapped in Leaves seems to be never ending.  Maybe it is the stockinette knitting.  I'm really not sure, but although I know I am making progress, it seems it should be ready for the leaf border already.  If I didn't love Mad Tosh yarn so much, I may have tossed this aside!

Oh wait!  I think I did toss it aside ( just temporarily!)  Having read numerous FB posts from friends who had received their Farmer's Almanacs, it is predicted we are in for a very cold winter.  That is all I needed to hear to bring out the dpn's and sock yarn.


And since I decided to spend the afternoon at home rather than make another trip into town for my knitting group, I poured a nice glass of Riesling and settled in to cast on these:
V Junkie Socks in Mad Tosh Whitewash.  The honeycomb effect is different than any pattern I have knit before.  Intriguing

The reading is ridiculous.  Instead of finishing a book, I keep adding to the stack. I found a great thrift store on Sunday and found the bottom two books for $1.99!


The Midwife's Tale is a diary written in the 1700's and who could resist a hardback copy of Anne of Green Gables?!!!

Daughter Caitlin celebrated her 27th birthday in Istanbul yesterday. This has been an incredible trip for her.  Have I told you how much I admire this young woman?  She has such courage and direction.  Caitlin was diagnosed as a teen with serious Crohn's Disease and underwent IV treatment for 7 years.  After doing a semester of college in Guanajuato, Mexico, she took control of her own health and has turned her life around. She graduated from the University of Texas with a double major in English/ Spanish Literature and then went on to the University of Chicago and received her Masters in Public Policy.  She is a Policy Analyst for one of our State Senators.  She is amazing and a  role model for me in many ways.


Her last day in Istanbul was spent cruising the Bosphorus Strait.  Turkey on one side and Europe on the other!


By the time this post is linked up, she will be on her way back to the US.  Thank goodness!  In light of the situation in Syria at the moment, it is none too soon!  Pray please for a safe journey?

Thanking Ginny for providing this opportunity to become a knitting community!

16 comments:

  1. Wow - your daughter is an amazing story! I will pray for safe travels for her. It is scary over there right now. Your shawl looks beautiful. I have always wanted to try that yarn.

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    1. Thank you Donna! It is amazing yarn! I am fortunate to have their store where I live!

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  2. I heard the same thing about having a cold winter so my fingers are crossed. It doesn't snow here often so maybe this will be my year.
    I'm sorry your knitting was misbehaving,but glad to see you have other knitting to take its place.

    Your daughter sounds amazing and I can see why you are so proud of her. Praying for her safe return home and for peace in all our lives.

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    1. I love your words" misbehaving ". I could apply that to so many things!

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  3. sometimes those endless stockinette rows are just what I need.....hope they fill a need for you, too!!! (after the socks, of course!!!) we'll never be bored, will we, as long as there is yarn!

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    1. Oh Steph! If you saw my sewing/ knitting room you would be amazed how true those words are!

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  4. Praying safe travels for your daughter and peace for you momma! Your shawl is lovely and socks in that yarn will be great!

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  5. happy birthday to your daughter! I have a niece with crohns and it's a challenging disease when active. I wish your daughter many many many decades of good health. Love your knitting project and that madtosh color is divine!

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  6. Pretty colour yarn, I love your sock pattern. X

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  7. I'm so glad I have a pair of socks on the go also with a cold winter coming ... though I think Canadian winters are always cold.

    Great collection of books I will have to add The Midwife's Tale to my list

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    1. It is a slow read, but I love the history!

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  8. Praying your daughter makes it back safely. I'll have to add The Midwife's Tale to my reading list.

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    1. She is back in the US although to quite home due to a canceled flight!

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