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Shamefully I am still on Anne of Windy Poplars for my reading this week.  Can I blame it on a busy schedule?  Maybe.  I have slacked off with reading more during the day and we did take our daughter to her university on Monday.  We still have to take all of her stuff on Saturday when she moves into her apartment.  So I predict my reading will continue to be slow this week.  I am enjoying the Anne series.  This book is all about her three years teaching in another town, so lots of new characters are introduced and many drama scenes occur in the town.  It seems that quite frequently Anne is able to solve a dilemma or at least twist around another happy ending for the townspeople.  Last night she said "people are delicious and life is delicious"  How true!!!

My knitting is very exciting this week (to make up for the lack of reading, of course!).  I am plugging away on the shawl for my mother in law.  I am so close to the lace edging-which is the best part of a lace shawl.  I will have to pay attention when I get there.  The project page is here.  When I am not working on the shawl I am savoring every stitch of my tea leaves cardigan.  I do not know why it has taken me so long to start this project because so far it is fantastic!  The pattern is very well written and it is so exciting to see it worked up quickly since I usually knit on size four needles.  Worsted weight does have its benefits.

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  1. So many people are knitting that beautiful tea leaves cardigan -- I'm going to have to just give up and cast on one of my own! So pretty! :-) -- Kathy at http://www.needleandspade.com

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  2. I found my Anne books yesterday and I can't wait to get reading them :) I agree with Kathy about the tea leaves - everyone's making one and it's making me want to knit one too.

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  3. How did you do taking your daughter to school? When I took mine I cried. I am so glad you are enjoying your cardigan knitting. I love, love, love the yarn.xx

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  4. I really enjoyed making a Tea Leaves too. I'm contemplating making one for myself this time!

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  5. Beautiful sweater and I see that you're using one of my favorite brands of yarn - Ella Rae. :-)

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  6. Ooooh lovely! I've got some yarn just waiting to start a tea leaves cardi for myself, however I never seem to get around to it.

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  7. I love the color of your yarn. The pattern for the cardigan is waiting in my box of patterns yet to make as well. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Oh wow, daughter to university! And here I am thinking that a son off to kindergarten will be hard! That yellow for your Tea Leaves is lovely. It is a nice pattern isn't it?!

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  9. Anne Shirley...YOU are delicious! And so are your gorgeous knits! I really must try the tea leaves, but since I'm still toiling thru my baby surprise jacket, I think I'll wait for a while ;-)

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  10. What a beautiful gold color for your tea leaves! It is so satisfying to knit up on a heavier weight after working with lace or fingering. The progress seems to just fly by!

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  11. Congrats on delivering your daughter to school. I do love hearing about your days, your knitting and reading. Ah it's all so pretty!

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  12. That cardigan (and the child's version) seem to be really popular lately! I have one for Julia on my to-knit list, but it's pretty far down at the moment. I should make one for myself, too... I like the color of yours! xo

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  13. We are working on Anne of Avonlea as a family. I am really loving those books! I can't believe I have never read them before!!

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  14. The knitting looks wonderful. I really want to make a tea leaves one of these days!

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  15. You knitting looks great! Wow -- the weeks went by pretty fast if your daughter has gone back up to school! You were just starting to shop for her new place.

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  16. Knitting seems like a great way to pass the time the last week that your daughter is around. You can still be with her and knit!

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  17. I think a busy schedule is an absolutely fine excuse for not getting much reading done! I love worsted weight too - happy knitting!

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  18. Hi there :) I scrolled down your Yarn Along bookmark, and can't help saying your choice of yarns is so wonderful! Such cozy... earthly and eye comforting shades. Just lovely. Thanks for giving me the chance to see all this - by stopping by and posting on my blog :) . I go and check now, "who" that Anne you're reading about is :)

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  19. Two very nice projects there. Anne is always good reading - Enjoy

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  20. Both projects are gorgeous! I love the tea leaves cardigan--should put that one on my list too.

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  21. Glad to hear that the Tea Leaves is going so well! I'm hoping to start mine sometime this winter...

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