Wednesday, January 20, 2016

my sweet creature and a yarn along

Knitting and reading in January fits, much like a horse and carriage, tea and honey, grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup...you get the idea. What pleasure to share one of my knitting and reading ventures on this Wednesday in January at Ginny's Yarn along.


Two Januarys ago, and all the way into spring, my husband and I watched the series All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1990). We absolutely loved it! From used book library sales I was able to purchase this book and its companion, All things Wise and Wonderful. What an engaging treat to read James Herriot's stories of his life as a vet in the Yorkshire Dales of England. These tales of his true to life vet practice beginning in the 1930's are heartwarming, witty, and makes one wish for the characters to come knocking on your door so you could meet them.

I am knitting a charcoal gray vest in this pattern. Because I am knitting and sewing on so many other projects (does anyone else have scattered projects galore?), it seems to be slow going at the present. But I do like to pick it up from time to time, and I take great store in believing I will enjoy wearing it when it is finished.

When Serena, one of my small creatures, moseyed into the sun room this January morning, and ensconced herself amongst my knitting with the book's title in full display, I thought it was a picture perfect scene.

6 comments:

flyingjen said...

That was one of my goals for this year...finish all projects that were on the needles when the year started. Unfortunately I just bought yarn to make my daughter a sweater and I"m itching to start.

Jeanettebr said...

oh what a sweet kitty! I love charcoal gray color. It's one of my favorites. Have a great week!

Eileen said...

I too tend to have several projects going at the same time. I get them all done, some may take a couple of years though. Love that vest!

Caroline said...

Such a lovely photo! That is one of my husband's favourite books - I've been meaning to read it for years. Your knitting is in my most favourite colour - charcoal grey - it doesn't get any better! :-)

gretchenjoanna said...

Herriot's books inspired my daughter at a very young age and she is now a veterinarian. When we visited England we checked out the author's clinic and house and car. He had such a storytelling gift - I didn't see the series but many times we listened to a cassette tape of the reading of some stories. Always worth repeating, and perfect for winter days.

What I can see of your vest looks great so far. Nice color.

Leslie said...

Such a sweet kitty and a very beautiful rug. I meant to tell you my book club is reading A Different Sun this month so you have come to mind often. :)

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