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Yarn along

I've been following Ginny's blog, over at Small Things  for… well, a long time. Long enough for her to have had two more babies!  I'm a bit obsessed with her- her life is the opposite of mine. She's a rural dwelling, American, homeschooling Catholic who takes wonderful photos. Every Wednesday, she does a yarn-a-long post. This is how she describes it:
~ 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 photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
Since I've been stalking Ginny's and her readers' blogs for ideas about what to read, I thought it was time I joined in.
My photos will probably all look something like this:
As I do all my reading on my trusty Kindle, and all my listening to audiobooks on my "iPork".
This week I am still knitting away on the body of Leon's jumper. It's going quite well, around and around and around right now.
I'm reading Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins. It's enjoyable, but kind of hard work. Still, worth persevering with,as he has quite a wonderful way with words, and I'm hoping the second half flows better than the first half, which felt like it was going around and around in circles.
Listening to: I rejoined Audible last week, because I've noticed I'm listening to lots of books, particularly while I spin. I've decided to listen to the Discworld series  I've read many of the older ones in dead tree version, but I thought I would enjoy having them read to me. I started, as one does, with the first book of the series, the Colour of Magic, and I'm enjoying the story a lot. The narrator reads quite fast, and has a wonderful voice, so it's an enjoyable listen.
Pop along to Ginny's blog to see what everyone else is up to!

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