Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A Yarn Along Post

Joining Ginny today over at Small Things.

On the needles: Like I mentioned in last weeks Yarn Along post, I am a bit addicted to knitting boot warmers or boot cuffs. They knit up so quickly and really do finish off an outfit. I love that they require very little concentration and that I can happily sit with my family in the evening watching a bit of telly with my needles clicking away peacefully :)


Reading: Oh I have a good one on the go at the moment! Recommended by my grandmother, The Magic Apple Tree by Susan Hill


This book documents a single year spent observing the countryside, wildlife, it's sights and sounds, vegetable growing and general country living through the seasons from Susan's cottage in a small village in England. 

This book is set to become a favourite, I love the authors nostalgic style of writing, so much so that I have already ordered two more books written by her, 'Through the Garden Gate' and 'Through the Kitchen Window'. :)



10 comments :

  1. there is something soothing about quick knit projects :) happy knitting today!

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  2. Your knitting work looks very comfortable, I love the yarn!

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  3. Beautiful colour yarn, will coordinate with almost anything. A real delightful read, The Magic Apple Tree one of my favourites along with The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden.

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  4. must look into those books---all sounds great!!! (and great summer-time quick knits!)

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  5. I love anything that knits up quickly, although I haven't heard of boot cuffs before. Sounds fun! And The Magic Apple Tree sounds awesome! Definitely a book I would enjoy.

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  6. I've made a few boot cuffs for myself too...so stylish and EASY to knit! I agree...projects like that are perfect for working on while watching shows. Happy knitting! :)

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  7. That book sounds interesting :) I've never tried boot warmers but I always thought they looked so cool!

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  8. Enjoy your knitting and your book!

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  9. I have the Magic Apple Tree in my library. I've read it a number of times. It's good!

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  10. Sounds like a great book - I have added it to my reading list. Thanks! Love the oatmeal colored yarn. Great idea for boot toppers. Then I could wear that color, which looks terrible on me otherwise!

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