yarn along: stripes and reading on writing



as i had promised you a couple of months ago, my color affection shawl does pop up a lot on my yarn along posts. i'm sharing it's progress today because i have been knitting on it every day for the last couple of days and i think i'm going strong. the rows take forever, but i love the weight of the shawl in my hands and putting it against my neck from time to time keeps me motivated! i'm so glad i chose green as one of the colors, as it's going to be a spring shawl after all...

i'm reading escaping into the open by elizabeth berg. i know many of you have read anne lamott, and she's next on my list, because i love reading about writing. escaping into the open is lighthearted and very inspiring, i don't really want it to end. 

but as i mentioned before, i cannot knit and read at the same time. so what i have been doing in the evenings is watching TED talks while knitting. they are intriguing, and have just the right length to keep me focused. two that i have especially enjoyed are this one by amy cuddy and this one by amy webb (both of them being "amy" is just a funny coincidence!).

now it's your turn! what are you knitting and reading? i look forward to browsing your blogs!

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14 comments:

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

The shawl looks great, can't wait to see it finished :)

Tracey said...

Your shawl is so pretty Sylvia, I love stripes.
I will have to check out Elizabeth Berg, I haven't read her.

karen said...

I need to get that book, thanks for the recommendation :) I started a color affection (my second one) and I do love seeing yours in progress.

Erin said...

Beautiful shawl! I've long had Color Affection on my list to do- I particularly like yours. :)

knitinthesquare said...

I love that shawl, it's been on my 'to knit' list for a while!

wifemomknitter said...

I love the green in your Color Affection!

The book I'm reading now (Knitting Yarns) features a short story by Elizabeth Berg. I'm looking forward to getting to it.

Donna said...

I remember as I got to the end of that shawl that it felt like it was taking forever! It really does look nice - you can see the progress. Hang in there!

Reinventing Mother said...

Wonderful shawl! I have read all of E. Berg's books. This must be new?

steph said...

is this a new elizabeth berg? i've read many of hers and always enjoy, but don't remember this one! Love the shawl….stripes!!! My favorite!

meghann said...

Oh, I love TED Talk suggestions - I've been listening to two-year-old podcasts when I knit in the evening!

Your shawl looks wonderful... xo

Sara said...

I have a color affection on the needles, too. I love it.

Karen Sue said...

Very spiffy shawl! And is this a new Elizabeth Berg? I've read most all of hers, but not this one. Thanks for the heads up!

simona said...

I love TED talks! And I also love how much progress your shawl is making!

CathieJ said...

I love the colors of your shawl. Beautiful.

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