Yarn Along on the beach


Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along, where she invites us to share a yarny project and a book we are reading.

At last I am reading a novel! This is one of my 16 for 16 challenges, I am on page 133 and am still with it – I’m relieved!

I used to love reading, but nowadays I spend so much time reading and writing blogs that I think that might be one of the reasons I haven’t read a novel for ages. The other reason is that the story has to be cheerful, interesting with very little jeopardy, but not too trashy – definitely nothing to do with war, death or violence – that cuts out a great many.

So far so good with ‘Enchanted August‘ by Brenda Bowen.

I was attracted to it because it is about Maine where Melissa of The Aran Artisan comes from. I’m not sure how much I will learn about Maine, but I’m fascinated with all the very English place names, Dorset being mentioned a lot.

As you can see in the photo above, I was taking a break from Beach Cleaning on Monday morning, (more photos here) by reading and knitting a wig. You can see more wigs, and patterns for them, in my Etsy shop

The wig will look something like this when it is finishedDSCF8973


16 responses to “Yarn Along on the beach

  1. You are a busy daffodil wild. Amazing knitting

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  2. I really must get back into reading again. I have slowed down so much since I started blogging too!
    I love that wig Daffy, so pretty 🙂

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  3. Gorgeous new wig. The colour is fab! And a total surprise to see my name mentioned here!!!! Let me know if you recommend the book when all is said and done and read.
    I too went through a phase of not reading to which I traced back to a childhood event in which I was reading in an outdoor shed while apparently the whole neighborhood was searching for me as my mother panicked. Eventually I surfaced, book finished, and my mum didn’t believe I was in there reading at all…surely I would have heard everyone shouting for me. Honest, I didn’t but she was having none of my ‘tall tales’ and I was in big trouble. At least that is my side of the story as well as I can remember, so long ago! My mum and I have definitely put the incidence behind us and I have rekindled my love for reading so the story does have a happy ending. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for sharing your story Melissa. ❤
      My Mum used to tell me I was mad for wanting to be on my own reading all the time! (we did not have a good relationship in those days!) I was the eldest of 4 and I think she just wanted me to be helping her with the others.
      To be so completely immersed in a book is such a wonderful feeling – I can totally believe all your other senses were blocked out – it must have been a worry for your family though.
      That may be another reason that I don't get stuck into novels anymore – I'd never get anything else done!
      I will be sure to let you know about the book, it is a gentle read with the backdrop of island life in Maine, which does sound like a beautiful place to be.


  4. Great photo, I’m glad you are enjoying reading, I too used to love it so much but have got out of the habit of late. I do have a kindle book on the go but it isn’t really giving me goosebumps, so it’s an every now and seldom activity. Lurve the knitted wigs.

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  5. I rarely read for pleasure, other than blogs, because I do it all day as my job … audiobooks, however, are a different matter… and the perfect companion to knitting and crochet

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  6. So glad you are enjoying reading again. I can’t imagine not having a book on the go!

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  7. I love erverything about this picture and I’m really surprised and a little spellbound by your wigs – what a fun idea!!!

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