Yarn Along


Since Christmas I've been busy knitting small projects while neglecting the big projects that sit patiently in my knitting bag.  Once those socks in the background are completed, I will once again focus on that lovely brown sweater.  I miss working on it and I'm a little giddy thinking about spending hours on mindless stockinette stitch.  I made another wurm hat, because you can never ever just own one.  I think it's like the citron shawl, I could knit this hat again and again and again.  The yarn for the wurm hat is Cascade 220 sport superwash wool and it is so so squishy!!  You have to try it!!

My book, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, is an impulse buy.  The main reason that I carried it to the check out counter is for the cover art and the word SNOW.  What sealed the deal was the description with words like:  Alaska and fairy tale.  It's about a childless couple and their sadness while homesteading in Alaska in the 1920's.  I think it's going to be a very compelling read, I hope I'm right!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny


Comments

  1. I still love those socks. And that hat. The colors are just so cheerful…
    Someone else I know mentioned that book a few weeks ago. (I wish I could remember who!) I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about it. xo

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  2. I always love your knits :) And I feel the same right now, except I'm giddy just to be so close to on to another project. I'll have to look for The Snow Child - I keep coming across it on blogs and it looks better and better every time I read about it.

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  3. I love the socks and hat! I finished reading Snow Child before Christmas and it was wonderful! I really liked it. Enjoy!

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  4. I've been listening to the snow child--and liking it quite a bit!! Love the wurm hat...why haven't I made one?????????

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  5. That book sounds like it will be a good read! One of my resolutions this year is to read more, and I think I might poke around your old posts a make a list of books. Happy Wednesday to you!

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  6. I'm halfway through the book and love it! I hope you do too. I first saw it on Lori's blog. I love your knits, I'm going to start tackling the ones that have been neglected for way to long. Time to clean out the basket!

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  7. I loved the snow child!! Hope you will too.
    Wurm is my favourite hat and I think I'll have to knit another one soon ;)

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  8. That book sounds really interesting! Love that hat too :)
    Happy Yarn Along!

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  9. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Snow Child. It sounds interesting.

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  10. i have read several reviews regarding snow child and i think it is a must read. waiting for it from the library. love the wurm hat ;)

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  11. Wow. That book sounds intense. You knitting, lovely as usual.
    I'm sewing instead of knitting these days and enjoying some great books I got for Christmas, namely, a Mary Oliver one.
    XO

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  12. I have seen a lot of people reading that book today. I think I will have to look into it more.

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  13. There are a lot of people reading that book! The cover looks like something I would buy too ;)

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  14. Ok ok, you talked me into knitting a Wurm. Just as soon as I finish a few other things........ Great projects, and sometimes compulsive book buys are the best!

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  15. those socks waaaay in the back ground look great. and that hat does look cozy. i am looking forward to a review on the book, sounds interesting. :)

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  16. That book looks great, I think you are the third Yarn Alonger reading it! I'd love to know if it's good! Love that hat!

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  17. That looks like it could be a really good book. I love when I stumble on an impulse read and it's awesome. There's nothing quite like it, really. Also I love your new banner. It's a new year! Happy new year!

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  18. Your hat is beautiful and the colour is lovely. I have seen the Snow Child on so many posts for the Yarn Along that I think I must buy a copy to read as soon as possible!
    Happy 2013!

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  19. Your yarn for your brown sweater looks so fantastic. I hope it is soft as it looks!

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  20. All your knits look so lovely. Your book sounds great, can't wait to hear more about it. And I noticed the cover art work right away :)

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  21. Those look so very yummy. :) Love the blue wurm hat too. That pattern is on the hat list for this year for one of my boys.

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  22. I'm doing hats.
    I downloaded wurm, must try.
    The Snow Child is now on my list.
    What good finds the 'Yarn Along" day!

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  23. Instant gratification is where it's been at with me lately as well. Now I find myself digging into old projects in order to clean house, so to speak.

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  24. the book sounds really interesting, Karen ~ can't wait to hear your review :)
    Melissa

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  25. So many yarn along knitters are reading this book. I will have order it. Beautiful knitting! Happy New Year.

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  26. I would have bought that book for the cover art too!!!

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  27. Ha Ha! I buy books and bottles of wine for the art. I don't think I've ever been disappointed either. By the way, you can never have too many hats ;)

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  28. Beautiful hat- beautiful cover.
    I think I'll look into this book- sounds good!

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  29. Oh, Karen, all your projects look beautiful! The brown sweater will be lovely I'm sure! I have seen that book pop up on the yarn along all over the place, maybe I'll have to give it a try. Happy New Year!

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  30. Beautiful blue wurm! I can see why that cover caught your eye...
    blessings ~ tanna

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  31. I am looking forward to seeing your sweater.
    Please post when you are done with the book and tell us how you like it, it's on my maybe list so I am curious.

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  32. ADORE the hat! Maybe I need another hat!!! I'm intrigued about your book, please let us know what you think.

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  33. I'm adding your book to my list!

    You know, I have the wurm hat pattern printed, but I have yet to make one. I really should change that!

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  34. Maybe I should try that wurm hat......it seems "everyone" on Ginny's Yarn Along is reading that book! ha ha ha! Anxious to know if it is worth reading myself. Hopefully someone will post a report.

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  35. I just put the Wurm Hat in my queue on Ravelry! Thanks for sharing it, I really like it. And thank you for commenting on my blog What We Do!

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  36. you're right, the cover art is very attractive... how's the book so far?
    the colors you're knitting with are all beautiful :)

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