Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny, or should I say Ginny’s hubby this week, from Small Things.

My photo is a little on the mysterious side this week, as I am working on a gift for a friend.  I’m using Zara Chiné which is a gorgeous merino wool.  It is so soft to work with and I am loving the denim colour, which has a slight fleck of colour through it.  I’m excited to say I am using my own pattern, which I will share once my project is complete.

I have had good intentions of reading my book, Small Wonders by Barbara Kingsolver, but the truth be told, I am turning into a Kindle (on my iphone) gal.  I often don’t get a chance to read until it is lights out for the night and at least I can sneak in a couple of pages on my phone before my eyes start drooping!  Hence I bought a new Kindle book this week, The Kashmir Shawl, by Rosie Thomas.  It’s about a woman, Mair, who goes on a journey to try and find out more about a shawl which belonged to her grandmother, whom she never met.  I am only a little way in, but fingers crossed I like it, I mean it’s kind of about knitting, so that has to account for something, doesn’t it!  The front cover is pretty too, for me, that goes a long way.  Has the design of a book’s front cover ever enticed you to purchase it?

Can’t wait to see what all you talented women have been up to this week.  Jacinta x

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  • http://clover-seven.blogspot.com Tracey

    Well Jacinta, you now have my interest peeked and I can’t wait to see your design!
    Book covers go along way in helping me purchase a book. I have a hard time with,
    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!

  • http://www.homebakedonline.com Hannah@HomeBaked

    Oh, I love your post today because I’m about to start knitting gifts for Christmas and have no idea how I’m going to be able to continue writing about knitting without giving away what I’m knitting! You’ve given me some clues as to how it can be done so thank you 🙂
    I loved Animal Vegetable Miracle but haven’t read any others of Barbara Kingsolver’s, yet.

  • http://www.woolythyme.typepad.com steph

    Can’t wait to see what ends up off those needles—-looks beautiful!!! And the book is rather enticing…must check it out!

  • http://momentsofpeacemama.blogspot.com Kate

    Can’t wait to see your pattern! And the book sounds really neat. I enjoy stories about people (as in getting to know a person and understand them, not just as opposed to books about animals or inanimate objects;-) I hope it turns out as interesting as it sounds.

  • http://mommymarginalia.blogspot.com Victoria @ Mommy Marginalia

    Ooh, I love Zara yarn! Completely understand the mystery – I posted about a gift for a friend who reads my blog in the spring and didn’t want to give too much away!

  • http://melbatoast68.blogspot.com Melissa

    I haven’t mastered reading on my phone. It’s too small and drives me nuts….My ipad is another story. I read at night too, when we go to be. So it’s lights out for the hubs and I read for a bit and it doesn’t keep him awake – yea!

    • http://melbatoast68.blogspot.com Melissa

      By the way – can’t wait to see what this mystery is!

  • http://the-random-thoughts-in-my-head.blogspot.com Jennifer Miller

    I’ve loaded a couple of fee books on my iphone to see how I like it. It seems kind of weird to me to read on my phone.
    I can’t wait to see your finished project when you can post about it.

  • http://pumpkinsunrise.com swanski

    A secret! I want to know more, but I will be patient. The yarn is a beautiful shade of gray and it will go with any outfit!!

  • http://crunchycatholicmomma.blogspot.com Tricia- Crunchy Catholic Momma

    I loved reading Animal, Vegetable Mineral but have not read any of her other books. Can’t wait to see your mystery project!! Nice yarn, it looks very soft and denim-y.

    • Jacinta

      I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but for whatever reason, I can’t. Just wanted to say what an exciting time it must be for you and fingers crossed you get your home birth! Jacinta x

  • http://bookandyarn.blogspot.com Amy {a faithful journey}

    Gorgeous color of yarn!

    And I am guilty of “judging a book by its cover” a time or two! If the cover is pretty or catches my eye in some way, I am more intrigued to read it! I also am in love with my kindle! 🙂

  • http://worldofwiedz.blogspot.com Stacy

    Love the yarn…can’t wait to see what comes off the needles.

  • http://www.wifemomknitter.wordpress.com Jen

    Hmmmmm….the plot thickens. 😉

    Oh, yes. I DO judge books by their covers.

  • katherine

    wool looks gorgeous and i love the pics from your snow trip too.

  • http://edegraw.me Erin @ Wild Whispers

    What pretty wool! I do check out books based on the covers… all the time in fact. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised, other times, disappointed. I hope this one is a good surprise!