yarn along

It is finally warm here!  I'm so elated, I can't even describe it any other way.  Because there has been so much sun, we have been spending a lot of time outside.

While I love being outside, it doesn't allow me to knit as much.  It seems like the garden is constantly calling to me, or I am into a good book and soaking up the sun.  For some reason, warmth and knitting don't jive well for me.

However, I am still working on the dark blue shawl.  It is a lot of fun to knit, but takes a little concentration.  I find that if I am watching TV, I miscount my stitches, or I mess up the pattern and have to rip out an hours worth of work.  Or if I am outside, I tend to put the knitting down to help the kids, or to look at something in the garden, or go pet the chickens.  It isn't holding my interest!  I do have two projects that I need to finish before the end of June, but I am hoping to get those done quickly over the next several weeks (not entirely sure that is possible!).

In the meantime, I am reading.  My very dear friend sent me a new book for my birthday called The Paris Wife.  I hadn't heard of it before, but since I have been looking for a new fiction book to read, I was so very excited to see this in the mail!  It is about Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley.  It is happy and exciting and heartbreaking all at the same time.  Really excellent read!

Looking forward to seeing all the other wonderful crafty projects (and book reading!) going on!

Joining in with Ginny, Nicole, and Tami!


  1. The blue shawl is coming along nicely! I love it and like you, the sun is making me giddy!

  2. Lucky you, getting the sun!

  3. I find it so hard to get a balance between working/enjoying the nice weather outside and knitting. At least the weather is nice enough to be outside:)

  4. knit, garden, knit, garden... Me, too! Your shawl will get done in it's time; one has to make hay while the sun shines! Enjoy. :)

  5. I'm eager to read about your thinking on the book. I have to say I struggled with it. I just disliked Hadley so much for putting up with the nonsense that man gives her in the book!

  6. Your shawl has a beautiful color!
    The warm weather cuts off my knitting time too, although we doesn't have garden, but we do lot of things outdoor :)

  7. We just watched a movie about Ernest Hemingway and his first love - it is an older movie - and I can't remember its name.....
    I know the warm weather is wonderful, isn't it!

  8. I'm glad you're enjoying your book, and the warm weather! I don't knit, but it does seem like more of a cold weather activity to me as well!


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