Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Knitting and Reading again for the Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny of Small Things again...

I have just cast on with some wonderfully soft baby alpaca yarn to knit up this sweet hat, the pattern courtesy of Ginny.  If all goes well, I have some natural colored alpaca as well and I would like to size it up to knit one for myself.

I am reading The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson as I need extra encouragement right now as we are still working on rhythm and balance and reading her book helps me to  remember what an honor it is to have the privilege of mothering all of our blessings.

I could really use a good fiction read  - any suggestions?

Warm wishes, Tonya

13 comments:

  1. oh i love anything by sally clarkson! i am really bad with fiction, but i recently read middlemarch by george eliot. it's so hard, but really worth it! have a lovely day.

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  2. I have recently read two books by Mona Hodgson. "Two Brides too many" and "Too rich for a bride". I enjoyed them.

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  3. Your wool looks scrumptious! That pattern is beautiful.

    I'm thinking that book might be a good one for me to pick up. Thanks for sharing. As for fiction, I'm stumped at the moment. I'm always a fan of classic English literature and children's literature. Right now I've been enjoying The Horse and His Boy.

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  4. That is a beautiful hat - it will be so lovely knitted up in baby alpaca. I very rarely read fiction but for some reason all I am reading just now is Christmas themed romanctic fiction - lol. xx

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  5. i so love that book! Have you read anything by my beloved Miss Read? Thrush Green, or Village School? You might like them ...

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  6. Wander over to Adrienne's site Some of a Kind (http://someofakind.blogspot.com/). She hosts a monthly post called "Turn the Page Tuesday" where her followers review the books they've read in the past month. I always find something good to read there!

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  7. I always love to see what you are knitting. :)

    I would love to read that book one day, as well. I am glad you are finding encouragement in it! :)

    I haven't read a good fiction book in quite a while...but I have read some Beverly Lewis books over the years...wholesome, easy, enjoyable reading. :)

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  8. Middlemarch by George Eliot is a wonderful book, but definitely a commitment as it is very long. I am currently reading another classic--The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in the 1700s and is of course very old fashioned, but also quite entertaining.

    By the way Tonya, after you mentioned it a while back I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and I really enjoyed it! Thanks. :)

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  9. I love the cozy softness of alpaca and all of the beautiful natural colors. :)

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  10. Have you ever read "Carry on Mr Bowditch"? It is a biography but I am sure the author had to make quite a bit of the story up and it is very well written. I guess it is written for teens but I totally enjoyed it. That has been my most recent "fun" book to read.

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  11. Join Goodreads for A great "whatchareading" resource. Find me ( Barbara -- Westerville, Oh) if you do. :-)

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  12. I'm reading Elswyth Thane right now - great escapist historical fiction that doesn't make me feel trashy. Georgette Heyer is another goodie.

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  13. help please.need the rest of your pattern with the aqua ? picture of mittens....can you please tell where that pattern can be found the pattern showing is for children not women thanks so much

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