Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yarning Along on WIP Wednesday

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 photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~


I just can't resist a two for one post. This is for Tami's WIPW and Ginny's Yarn Along . Last weeks book (Shanghai Girls ) has been temporarily put aside because this book was finally in at the library . If I didn't pick it up right away , who knows when I'll see it in again . The book is set in post war Britain and tells the tale of a Polish couple and their son reunited after surviving the second world war and spending those years apart .He ending up in England and helping in the fight against the Germans ; she in Poland and living through the horrors of war . It chronicles how they survived and of their struggle to become a family again . I'm finding it an enjoyable read but not as engaging as I thought it would be . The two main characters have me wondering how they ever got together in the first place . I'm just over half way through hoping that feelings will change by the time I finish reading it .

As for what's on the go , wouldn't you know that the hottest days of the summer find me knitting a baby blanket for my granddaughter Stella's christening in August . It was a surprise request from my DIL Chantal . I searched the net and found an Evelyn Clark old shale crochet blanket , hit the yarn shop and her we are . There are also last weeks grey socks in rotation . I need to finish those by the end of the month .

That's it for today . Head on over to Tami's to see what others are knitting .

10 comments:

pinkundine said...

Cool, I've never seen Old Shale done in crochet before, it looks great :) I'm knitting a blanket in the summer too, but I don't even have a good excuse!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Looks like a very pretty, lacy blanket for the christening. I like seeing what other people are reading too. I think it'll be Clara Callan for me next!

RugbyMad said...

Love the Old Shale, its beautiful. I have to be honest and Iam a book whore, I will read almost anything. My Hubbie however goes through 4 books a month so I am reading his hand me downs can't bring mysef to buy something for me. So it's Sci Fi for the moment.

Dee said...

That's a beautiful pattern.

Saritha said...

The pattern looks lovely in white!!!It will be a very pretty blanket when finished.

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

Beautiful, what a gorgeous colour. Katie x

Here's ours;

http://obaitori.typepad.com/obaitori/2011/07/crocodiles-bush-food-damper-and-a-little-knitting.html

Holly said...

The lace looks great in white, you can see all the detail. Very nice!

kathy b said...

ohhh I love a book review....I see from the previous post that we both have Shangai girls book. I haven
c racked it open yet....
Love the gift knit for the baby! Thanks fo rcommmenting on my blog.....glad it was funny for you!

Donna M said...

Love the baby blanket. It must be hard knitting in all that heat!

Affiknitty said...

I love audiobooks for being able to read and knit at the same time. I'm listening to multiple non-fiction books, and also reading a good novel called So Brave, So Young, and Handsome.