Tap, tap, tap...may I come in? I've been outside, peeking through the window at all the fun the Yarn Along crew has been having with Ginny and I'm hoping there's room for one more? I don't take up much space...a corner in the back is fine with me. I'm just happy to be here :).
(hi, Tracey & Karen & Andee & Leanne & Liesl ~ I already know so many of you ~ hehe!)
Since it's my first visit, I guess I should share a little about why I'm here. I love books. Old books. I love to imagine who has read this story I hold and wonder did they love it as much as I do? I love their smell and feel in my hands as I turn the yellowed pages. I could spend an entire day in a used book store. I dislike dust jackets ~ my newer book purchases are quickly stripped of their paper covers ~ books are meant to be handled and loved and a cover that's frayed around the edges is testament to the goodness inside.
I also love to knit. For a few years after I cast on my first stitch, reading took a back seat ~ there was so much to learn and so many new and exciting things at every turn. I knit to make up for lost time, I think, since I didn't start until my late thirties. Lately I've been trying to find a better balance between yarn and books and a few other things that I used to enjoy doing that I haven't done in so long.
Yarn Along seems like a good start! I already read Ginny's blog ~ I get lost in her stories and pictures and the adventures her family has. I'm so happy to be here and hope to add to my 'must read' list from the book loves you all share. Maybe someone will find a new treasured story from my list of favorites as well. This should be fun! Here we go ~
I'm off to start a new book ~ it's a classic and one I haven't read yet:
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster. Between chapters I'll be working on Coda ( from Wool People 7 ~ Ravelry link here ) and my anniversary shawl ( Ravelry link here ).
I hope to have progress to share on all three next week! Until then, happy knitting and reading and thanks for letting me share & visit for a spell.