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.

at the shore cum amica mea

So it was that on Thursday afternoon we headed out to the beach, two young girls (Charlotte and her friend), me and my friend, and Rancher, ...