~ 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? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~Ginny at small things

Wow … LOTS of knitting done this week since we did a marathon road-trip from Virginia to Georgia to South Carolina and back … all this past weekend. About 1500 miles driven by dh while I knitted merrily away, completing a couple of designs and getting one off to a great start.

1. “Lauren Marie’s Lace” is a baby blanket that I designed for my goddaughter whose ETA mid-October (God willing) that I charted before we left, started and finished while on the road. I finished off the edge with just a touch of blue (I’m sure my goddaughter will have a touch of tomboy in her!). Here’s a link to more info about downloading this design.

2. “Father’s Day necktie” is a blunt-edged cashmere necktie that I’d started about a week ago but finished last night. It’s done in natural Brown Ragg, held double, with a subtle knit-purl texture stitch. What man wouldn’t love this one? Here’s a link to more info about downloading this design.

3. “Outstanding in the Field” is a lap blanket I’m knitting. The intarsia sheep is in the center with knitting all round … finishing in a lace border. The work-in-progress is on circs which is why you can’t see that I’ve actually started the “fence” around the field. This is done in KP’s Swish (washable wool) and is such fun to knit!

On the reading table, we’ve finished the first Penderwicks and got a jump on Penderwicks on Gardam Street; Penderwicks at Point Mouette just arrived in the mail (and we’re chomping at the bit, but have promised NOT to read it until we finish #2!). Birdsall has such a wonderful way of writing … and these books make for great read-alouds! I’m finishing WordPress in Depth and also diving into Berquist’s classic Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum which I’ll use for the kids next year (with a bit of tweaking, of course).

So, what’s on your needles and reading table? Won’t you come play along with Ginny’s yarn-along?

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