Ginny for the Yarn Along series.
My photo is a not really very good as I couldn't get everything to show equally.
I am reading amongst other things this Rosemary Sutcliffe book ~ Mark of the Horse Lord from our State Library, I don't think it is still in print.
I have really enjoyed this book as I have all the others I have of hers. I think we put holds on every single one of hers we don't own from the library last week. As usual when we love an author we read everything we can get and have a 'party' with the books until we are sated
Here is the Amazon review:
Phaedrus, an enslaved gladiator in northern Britain in the first century, earns his freedom by killing his best friend, a fellow gladiator, in a final fight to the death. Within days of leaving the arena he is recruited by leaders of a tribe from the far north to impersonate Prince Midir, who has been robbed of his right to kingship in a brutal attack by followers of the current ruler, Queen Liadhan. As Midir, Phaedrus is charged with reestablishing his kingship and the tribe's rule in the land. In this world of superstition and ancient ritual, of fierce loyalties and intertribal rivalry, Phaedrus finds companionship and love, and something more - a purpose and a meaning for his life as he comes to fully understand the significance of the Mark of the Horse Lord.
As for knitting I am still working on my Tasha Tudor shawl (bottom left of photo) and am wanting to start some socks (the yarn is the bottom right corner). I am looking for a quick knitting project to do, one I can finish quickly as the shawl is a long term project and I NEED something I can see the results of quickly. Does anyone have any ideas for me?
In the back left is the beret that Adrienne gave me the pattern for and I am working on this a bit at a time too.
In the back right corner are the granny squares I am crocheting for a baby rug, I think by the time it is finished Trahaearn will be bigger than I was anticipating when I started it.
I really don't know how you other knitters/crocheters with babies manage to accomplish so much each week. Frankly I am a little intimidated by the amount of things completed by many of the Yarn Along gals. I do know I have a high needs baby with reflux, and I am able to get some reading in too. But to actually get time for any craft or 'yarny' time to complete items is beyond me at the moment. Hence my looking for a small project to work on remembering I am a novice in both these areas.
The small amount of blogging, reading and then homeschooling along with real life stuff just about takes up all the time I have. SO if you have any great ideas on how you manage to squeeze in time for knitting etc I would welcome them very much.
So enjoy your 'Yarning Along' to all the wonderful ideas that are available in this weeks Yarn Along.
Blessings to you and your homes,
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
- Feasts of Mary
- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday
- Palm Sunday
- Holy Week
- Good Friday
- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
- Stations of the Cross
- Liturgical Year
- Feminine Arts