Knitting news and Yarn Along

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Ginny Sheller’s blog ‘Small Things’ is one of my favourites. Lucy and I are both regulars there, especially since Ginny started sharing pictures of her goats. You have to go visit her on the internet for yourself because she has the most beautiful children (7 of them) and she takes fabulous photographs which I can’t do justice to with words.

On Wednesdays Ginny opens up her place for knitter to share what is on their needles as well as what the have been reading. I’ve taken part in the past and had some lovely cosy chats with fellow knitters, so I’m taking part again today.

I have so many knitting projects in progress and so many books on the night stand it’s difficult to know where to begin!

Knitting: various pairs of nearly finished socks, a quirky hat with kitty cat ears, three baby cardigans waiting to be pressed and a huge moss stitch blanket for working on whilst I watch TV in the dark. But my main knitting project is a tea leaf cardigan in Madelinetosh merino which is finished apart from the sleeves (Oh, how I wish I could get the sleeves right).

Reading: Ann Lamott’s book on the art of writing, Bird by Birdย , Tokens of Trust, Rowan William’s beautiful beginner guide to faith, Kathy Escobar’s thought provoking, Faith Shift and for the most part a Peter Carey novel, True History of the Kelly Gang.

cardiIn further knitting news I have been teaching Louisa to knit. I’ve never taught knitting to anyone who isn’t family but I really enjoyed it and I think she did too. Louisa took to knitting like the proverbial duck to water so after practising with some scrap yarn she was able to get on with her sock whilst I baked cookies. A practically perfect Saturday spent round the kitchen table.

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I’m looking forwards to reading the yarn alongs to see what you are knitting and to get some reading suggestions. Maybe I will persuade Louisa to join in next week.

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