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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Yarn Along Wednesday . . .

I'm linking up with the lovely Small Things Yarn Along today.  Do hop over and have a wee peek at all the lovely yarny & booky posts . . .
 

At our last book club meeting of 2012, we all took along a favourite read, placed them in a pile on the carpet and then picked out one.  So, on my bedside table this week is "Paths of Glory" by Jeffrey Archer.  It's based on the life story of George Mallory and I'm so thoroughly enjoying it. 
I can honestly say I've never really fancied rock climbing (I do like walking in the mountains though), but I do marvel at the courage (or is it madness ?) of those who take on the challenges of high peaks.   This book was my pick from the pile, and it came highly recommended by its donor - I'm glad I chose it.

 Oh, and is anyone else loving the new Homemaker mag ?

And on my needles? A charcoal, chunky, cosy, cabled jumper that is knitting up so quick & easy, that I may just do another one the same when this one is finished. In a different colour, of course.  The front and both sleeves are done, and I'm just about to start the cabling on the back.  I reckon if we have another rainy weekend, I'll get it finished in no time ; - )


So that's my first knitty project of the new year well under way - YAY . .  a good start, don't you think ?

Happy Wednesday,
xoxo

22 comments:

  1. Love the jumper Gilly and haven't tried Homemaker yet, will have to have a look!

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. Thanks Claire :-) Definitely pick up a copy of Homemaker and see what you think. I enjoyed it,
      xx

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  2. That looks beautiful! I can't wait to see it when its done!! Not to mention how cozy it looks! :) xo Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly - promise to show & tell when it's done!
      xx

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  3. a great start!!!! looks so cuddly!!

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    1. Hi there, thanks for popping in to say hello. It is indeed very cuddly, can't wait to wear it!
      xx

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  4. Hello....nice to meet you here in blogland...what a nice blog you have ...i follow you..what a nice dod....looks like our Trevor...how old is she / he ???..and her / his name ???..i have pin her on my nice doggie pinterest board......i hope you like it !!...love from me...and friends of Koralee are mine friends ...hahahaaha...love ...happy new year Ria...xxx..

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    1. Hi Ria - thanks for following, and for your sweet comment :-)
      We have two pups - they are sisters, called Ben & Jerry (named after our favourite chocolate ice cream & they don't seem to mind having traditionally boys names !), and they are almost 3 years old. Going to pop over and have a little look at your pinterest board now! Lekker dag,
      xx

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  5. Hi Gilly ... great idea to swap books ... I'm planning reading more actual books this year ... I have tried Homemaker ... ever the magazine addict ... seems good so far ... lots of articles ... what do you think? ... Bee xx

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    1. Hi Bee - I really like Homemaker so far too. Lots of pretty things and fab ideas. I'm trying to curtail my mag addiction a wee bit, but so far my efforts seem to be in vain!
      xx

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  6. I wish, I wish that I could knit! I'll just have to admire others' work! Your sweater is lovely! Isn't it wonderful to find a good book to enjoy!

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    1. Hi Deborah - I bet you COULD knit. Harness that wonderful creativity and talent you have and just go ahead and cast on! You'll be knitting in no time :-)
      Convinced yet?
      xx

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  7. Oooh, that is going to be SO warm when finished - it's looking great! You've reminded me about the Yarn-Along....wonder if I still have time to join it!
    Have a lovely day!
    xox

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    1. I can't wait to wear it! I'm sure you could still join in, afterall, I've been known to confuse Thursday with Wednesday, so no reason you shouldn't too ;-)
      xx

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  8. A very warm and cosy start to the new year, I think...and having a good read inbetween knitting sessions sounds idyllic!

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    1. Thanks Carol - I do so enjoy both!
      xx

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  9. It looks so nice and warm a bit hot for where we are off to tomorrow.

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    1. Ooh, sounds exciting - where are you off to tomorrow then? Going to pop over to your blog now and see if you've left a clue there ;-)
      xx

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  10. I love when others share their 'reads'! Thank you so much.

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    1. You're welcome! ;-) I always enjoy getting book recommendations too.
      Have a happy weekend,
      xx

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  11. Loving that yarn - looks so cosy!
    Happy New Year from one Gilly to another!
    Gill xx

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    1. Thanks Gill, and a happy new year to you too!
      Have a great weekend,
      xx

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