Yarn Along – Epic!

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An Epic scarf, cast on for an epic road trip, knit during a move of epic proportions. But I am epically pleased with how it has turned out, “design elements” and all. I also want to let you know that I did not finish in the eleventh hour before writing this post. Nope – finished Monday night, wove tails while watching Germany demolish Brazil, and got it photographed during daylight. And last night cast on, knit, ripped out, and cast on again for another project. (And yes, that means my February Lady is languishing in my knitting basket still. Poor pretty sweater. Maybe I’ll get it finished for the fall, when it will actually be cool enough to wear it.)

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This week I also finished Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell. I really enjoyed it, although it did make miss the seasons. The book is made up of three sections – a biography of Beatrix Potter, a year in her garden, and last what the areas discussed in the book are like today for tourists to visit. Makes for an interesting look at both author and her works.

Now the trouble is to pick something else to read. Other than The Little Oratory, of course. The only trouble I’m having with that one is that the size and shape of the book make it difficult to read while nursing a fidgety toddler, which happens to be when I do most of my reading. So a part of me is looking for a nice, fluffy read. But there is also a part of me wondering just where our C.S. Lewis books are packed away… Decisions, decisions. πŸ˜‰

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Happy Wednesday! Happy Yarn Along!

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A mama looking for a little piece of peace in her day.
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8 Responses to Yarn Along – Epic!

  1. karen says:

    My current book cannot be read while knitting so it’s getting few minutes a day and it shows by my reading progress. Love your epic scarf and look at how happy you are that it is off the needles!!!!

  2. eysaint says:

    The scarf is lovely!
    I had not heard of the Beatrix Potter book. I added it to my wishlist. Sounds like a wonderful book.

  3. Donna says:

    Your scarf came out great! I keep hearing about The Little Oratory. I am going to have to add it to my list πŸ™‚

  4. Sarah says:

    I fell in love all the more with Beatrix Potter after finding out more about her story when we watched “Miss Potter” which then inspired me to read more on her life, so I will have to take a look for that book in our library. She was truly an incredible person, and her stories are some of our very favorites here – in fact, we just read one of them before afternoon rest time today and my 4 year old is looking through the BP treasury we have as I type!
    The Little Oratory is EVERYWHERE right now… guess I might have to think about jumping on the bandwagon. C.S Lewis gets my vote for your next read, although I’m biased since he’s part of my Yarn Along post today too!

  5. Look at you, your gorgeous thing!

  6. Cathie J says:

    I love the epic scarf. Such a pretty color.

  7. aimee says:

    What a lovely scarf. If you want fluffy almost CS Lewis type reading I recommend the ‘Name of the Wind’ books. Awesome.

  8. I love your scarf, and the flowers on the plant are so pretty.

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