Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yarn Along Glow

Knitting buttery sunshine has been soothing and satisfying.  I think I mentioned that I've been holding my needles a bit differently and I think it relaxes my knitting.  I think it makes knitting more relaxing.  Yay!
Sara at Come Away With Me has been my blog friend for a long time (I met up with her at Disneyland a few years ago, too!) and she told me more about Elizabeth Goudge (my friends Barbara and Frances and Kim and Jody and others did, too!) At first I didn't have an appreciation for her writing style or her content, but thanks to bloggers and close reading, I'm a huge fan now.  Sara shared this new study of Elizabeth Goudge by Christine Rawlins and I bought the Kindle edition.  She references many passages from EG's books.  I had to order some more (cheap used copies are available). 

 Here is my collection (some are gifts from Sara and Barbara).  Reading Beyond the Snow makes me want to reread them all!  
 I'm joining up with Ginny for Yarn Along.  It's lots of fun!
Here are some lovely fall scenes from my neck of the woods.

 I finally enjoyed some fall decorating.  I like the "a little light" and "a lot of light" contrast in these photos.

It's rainy here today and the leaves are falling gracefully.  I have book club later and I'm SO looking forward to it!
Take care, kind visitor.

23 comments:

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Isn't it amazing, what light, or the lack of it, can 'do' with photography? Same subject. Totally different effect. :-)

Pumpkin hugs,
Tessa

Kezzie said...

Oh wonderful!!! I love your collection of Goudge books! I've only read three of hers-Smoky House, A little white horse and one other. They are magical!!x

Nana Go-Go said...

Saw a nice recipe for pumpkin soup on tv this morning so went out later to buy a pumpkin and came back with butternut squash! Don't ask! Might have had something to do with the fact I had Mama with me and she talked to EVERYBODY she met! Sheesh, I was exhausted when she went home!Love your buttery sunshine scarflette-thing-a-mi-bob. xxx

Jennifer said...

I've never read Elizabeth Goudge, but I think her writing sounds good so I will look for her books. I like the idea of knitting buttery sunshine, what a pretty image. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

I have never ready any Elizabeth Goudge. One day! I adore the colour of that yarn! xx

Julia said...

I haven't read any Elizabeth Goudge, will have to check it out. Thanks for the pretty leaf pictures. That yarn looks very cheerful to work with in these days of dwindling light.

Chrisknits b said...

I love yellow, but it's just not a color I can wear!!

Rednesty said...

Such pretty Autumn pictures and that buttery yellow yarn colour made my knees quiver a little. Yum! Have a happy week, Tania, HedgerowHarvest

Left-Handed Housewife said...

It's been awhile since I've sat down with Elizabeth Goudge. Maybe now's the time! I'm glad you've come to love her; I remember at first you had your doubts.

I hope you have a wonderful bookclub meeting!

xofrances

Farm Girl said...

I love your knitting days! I also love your amazing stack of Elisabeth Goudge. I think I only have two books. I always get them at the library.
Your days are so pretty and those trees are just breath taking. I hope you had a lovely day.

Anne said...

Beautiful fall photos! I love the warm sunshine yellow yarn. I have one Elizabeth Goudge book and haven't been able to get into it. You've inspired me to give it another try.:-) ♥

NanaDiana said...

Love that buttery yarn you are working on, Karen. it is so pretty. It is amazing what a difference light makes, isn't it?

Looks like you have your reading in order. I have some books set aside to read if I ever get a quiet day...hm...maybe when I am old...oh-wait- I AM old...what the heck? I thought I would have quiet time by this age....ain't happening here! xo Diana

Granny Marigold said...

I'm another person who tried to read EG but didn't enjoy that book anyway. Maybe if I tried another one. Which was your favourite? Love your Fall photos and your Be Thankful banner.

Lisa said...

Look at all that lovely fall decorating! My home has just a tad, but I'm not a big decorator, so what I do have is what will be. :)

Happy knitting and reading...looks like you've got quite the stack to get through!
xo Lisa

Come Away With Me said...

You have a nice little collection started. I'm so glad to have played a part in your appreciate for Elizabeth Goudge. It's exciting to have this new bio to read and I am looking forward to delving into my copy very soon.

Your home looks delightfully autumnal, and your butter yellow knitting fits right in.

Betty Wood Fairy said...

This is a lovely homely post PomPom, I'm glad you are enjoying your home and I love your decorations, this year we have pumpkins around the place and not much else as my boys asked if we could decorate more in admiration of nature than halloween, I am pleased.

karen said...

glad you are feeling more relaxed with your knitting. I find that needles, yarns and projects all affect my knitting relaxation. Lovely yellow yarn!!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Thank you for reminding me about E. Goudge, as I must get another one. I think it may have been you who first talked about her. Will have to get another one.

Thank you for your comment on Greek Tragey yesterday. I really meant it to be funny, but it did not turn out that way by the time I listed all the actors, their dialogue, etc. keep praying as maybe peace is right around the corner.

GretchenJoanna said...

Is your book club reading Goudge? Or what? You have a great collection of E.G. books, I'll say that! XO

Lisa Richards said...

I've read The Joy of the Snow, which I liked very much. I think I liked this autobiography more than her actual books! Also read, Green Dolphin Street, The Child From the Sea, started reading The Bird in the Tree but could never find a copy of The Heart of the Family, so I gave up on that trilogy. I've put Beyond the Snow on my wishlist. :)

Gorgeous trees! And I love your fall dining room!

Badger sends his love. :)

Happyone said...

Beautiful fall photos.
Your knitting is coming along nicely and I love having a pile of books to read. : )

Heather LeFebvre said...

Oh my goodness! I need to get that book right away! Beyond the Snow......

M.K. said...

Pretty pumpkins, Pom! I love Goudge too. I've only read two of her books, but both of them really stuck with me, esp. Green Dolphin Street. I need to read a couple more, soon. Maybe for Christmas?

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