Yarn Along: Work In Progress and Of Course, Reading!

Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well.  So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?  ~ Ginny from Small Things


It’s a chilly windy day here in Phoenix and to me, it’s perfect to start a few of my Thanksgiving preparations, such as pies and rolls.  The house smells heavenly right now!

Today I’ve casted on A Spray of Lace designed by Paula Papoojian from the Lace One-Skein Wonders eBook that I recently purchased.  For this scarf, I decided to use my lovely handpsun that I created last year (Freyalyn’s Fibres & Yarns Shetland and Silk) and decided to add a few beads, which will be placed in the middle of the scarf. I’m also still working on my Chateau and hope to have it finished by Sunday, fingers crossed.

As far as reading goes,  I’m finishing up The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. This is an odd book to me and one that I’m not quite sure I like and will decide on my thoughts when I finish, which will be this evening.

“Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author’s tale of gothic strangeness — featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.” ~ From Amazon.com

I also want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.   I have so much to be thankful for this year, and for me, Thanksgiving is a wonderful day to not only express how I feel, but to spend time with those I love, to reminisce and to make new memories.


From my home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Be sure to check my blog on Friday – I will be posting a large list of folks offering Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!

23 thoughts on “Yarn Along: Work In Progress and Of Course, Reading!

  1. Leslie

    I enjoy reading your blog, lots of good knitting going on.
    First listened to The Thirteenth Tale, then read it. I liked the book even though it is odd, and not one I probably would have chosen, but my daughter told me about it. The Author has another book coming out this winter, I’m looking forward to reading it.

    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you so much Leslie :) It is a rather odd book but in a way I think I might end up liking it. The Author’s book is already out at Barnes and Nobles and I’m thinking about getting it ~ especially since I have a 20% of coupon that is burning a hole in my pocket.

      1. Leslie

        On my way there………soon. Getting ready to leave town for family Thanksgiving, Wed-Sat, for about 40 of us. Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  2. lizella

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too Tina! I’m heading up to a mountain cabin this year, should be cozy and relaxing. I’m taking some socks projects along too. I’m listening to The Night Circus to brush up for book club next week. I read it a few year back. I also listened to The Time Keeper – a great book this time of year to remind you to cherish our time in the here and now.

  3. Lori

    Tina, You have a great Thanksgiving too. thanks for all your posts and pictures. I really enjoy them !!

  4. Sandie Knapp

    The yarn is gorgeous, and the minute I saw it, I thought to myself, that is some of her homespun. The color is amazing too, so whoever dyed it, did a fantastic job. It has a very rich look to it. The scarf is bound to be lovely, with such wonderfully well spun yarn. :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you Sandie :). I have a few uneven spots in my handspun but it will be hidden in the knitting. It’s a soft fiber and I love deep rich colors too.

  5. Patti O'Donnell

    I read the thirteenth tale years ago and also thought it was strange. The end did bring to light but it sure was had getting there. I’m finishing How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny which is the 9th in the series and I have loved this series so much I just don’t want it to end. I’m working on L’Eveloppe which I’m loving. Also next on the reading list is my annual reading of Winter Solstces by R Philcher(sp). Love this story! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Tina Post author

      Hi Patty … the end really did help and now the book makes more sense. I love Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher … it’s an awesome book but I think all of her books are wonderful! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

  6. Katrine

    Hi – I happened on your blog and it is great!! I, too, read The Thirteenth Tale a long time ago. I kept having to re-read parts of it for it to make sense. The longer I’ve been away from it, the more I like it. In fact, I may read it again this month! Thanks for sharing! Katrine Brooks

    1. Tina Post author

      Thank you SO MUCH Simone :) I haven’t been working on it too much do to other things going on, but I think it will turn out lovely and I hope to post more photos soon!

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