I have started on my first shawl and really enjoying it! It’s my first time knitting with madelinetosh yarn and it is truly lovely to work with.
I started Surviving the Island of Grace this week and am loving it. It is a memoir, Fields telling the story of her leaving the east coast for a new life in the rugged wilds of Alaska as a newlywed with a husband who commercially fishes salmon. I’m just a few pages in but she writes so beautifully about the gorgeous landscape of Alaska that you can almost feel and smell the sea and the bite of the cold air. I plan to read it slowly and drink in Alaska!
Joining with Ginny + her weekly yarn along today.
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Shawls are so fun to knit……yours is coming along nicely! That book looks really interesting!
Thanks, and yes the book is so good!
Madeline Tosh is amazing yarn, Your shawl is making me want to cast on another one. Which I don’t need! I can’t wait to see your progress.
Haha, I know, I can see how making shawls can become addictive.
I have the same shawl queued on Ravelry. It’s looking great!
Your project looks lovely 🙂
Thanks! I’m really enjoying it 🙂
I found you via Christie’s book release, I think? Anyway, Christie has raved about this memoir. I really need to read it!
Yes I heard about it via her book recommendations and knew right away I needed to read it. I love Alaska, love memoir, love writing and writerly types, love the story of a family, love homesteading.. so it was basically a no brainer. 🙂
Be careful it’s addictive 😉
Beautiful project – please let us see it once you’re finished!
Haha! YES, I can already tell it will be addictive! I have another one I am about to start too…. I will definitely post pics of progress!
My dear, dear friend recommended this book and now I must try again to find it. Glad to know you’re loving it, too!
This is one of my favorite reads ever. Enjoy!
The colours in the shawl are beautiful, and the book sounds intriguing. I confess I have a thing for Alaska.