Wednesday, January 8, 2014

winter time yarn along

Knitting woolen things during this season of winter has always been my preference. The warm needles, because I like bamboo, and various wools and wool blend fibers create cobwebs of warmth in my brain. Therefore, I am joining Ginny's yarn along this week  to share my latest winter knitting project and two books that are being presently read in my home.

 On some afternoons Charlotte reads to me while I knit, or you might find us gathering together  with a china pot of hot tea and I will read to her, Miracles on Maple Hill.  In the evenings we sometimes position ourselves as a family in front of the TV to watch the old BBC's production of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small. Naturally, I will knit contentedly until I find myself nodding because of a full day. Then I will hurry up to my warm bed and enter the World of Thrush Green until my eyes can barely stay open a minute longer.
A winter day ends.


Lately, I have been knitting the Margaret Dashwood shawl (Jane Austen Knits) in a 50% wool/ 50% alpaca yarn of teal blue with vague streaks of aquamarine caught in the winter's light.


I am rather fascinated by this shawls wrap-around ability.


9 comments:

Donna said...

That is a beautiful shawl! I find myself nodding out lately as I watch TV and knit. I think it's the winter time. And the lack of light! Happy knitting.

justamouse said...

You are knitting that one, I want to knit that one! And I love the color you chose, that is just beautiful.

wayside wanderer said...

Very pretty shawl and such a lovely shade of blue.

Leslie said...

Beautiful yarn, color and shawl knitting.

GretchenJoanna said...

That yarn is yummy - and the pattern too! What an inspiring and romantic project!

Claire Davis said...

I'm so glad you introduced me to Miss Read, I have been cozy with her books all winter. And I think that shawl is beautiful.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your days of knitting and reading sound delightfully cosy. I love the Margaret Dashwood shawl - look amazing.

The dB family said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Your days and evenings sound dreamy as well.

Blessings!
Deborah

Karen Andreola said...

Reading "Miracles on Maple Hill" brings out the delights of living in the country with its summer surprises and winter wonders. I like how the girl starts to think less selfishly as the chapters move along.
I have 4 clock tea, have been reading through Fairacre series and view now-and-again the old BBC television series, "All Creatures . . . " We seem to be spending a winter with some things in common.
Your knitting project is darling.

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