Yarn Along



My knitting this week has been quite productive.  I finished a mystery knit which I cannot post a photo as of yet. However, in the above photo is the very LAST cowl for a Christmas gift to my extended family.  So the only people I have left to knit for (if I want) is my husband and two children......easy peasy!!  The above cowl is the same pattern as the others.  I only casted on 120 stitches instead of the 200 stitches since I only have one skein of yarn.

I finished my featherweight cardigan and posted about it here and my ravelry page has the details.  I am thrilled that it is off the needles :)  I love tiny needle knitting but a much needed break is in my future.

For reading I picked up this book at the bookstore about a month ago.  I chose it because of the cover....I hope the story it holds is as good as the cover art.  I just started reading last night so I have no opinions at this time.  The title is The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. 

All the snow that fell over the weekend has melted.  I thoroughly enjoyed the snow and as much as I wish it would stay, it is kind of nice to go back to fall weather.  We have gone back to our after dinner walks with Frodo.  Once the time changes next week, I do not know how that is going to work out. We eat dinner earlier than most people so I am hopeful our walks continue.

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  1. I hope the book is good, the cover really is interesting.
    Way to go finishing all your "reqired" knitting :) I still need to start mine (oops!)

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  2. Karen, I would love to see your stash! You always have the prettiest yarns. I am glad to hear I am not the only one to buy a book just for the cover ;)!
    xx

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  3. You're so organised! Just went and checked out the finished cardigan - beautiful!

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  4. I am not at all looking forward to Daylight Savings Time. Boo! Hiss!

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  5. Love the color for the cowl!!

    We obviously like the same kind of book--I loved the Physick Book of Deliverance Dane; hope you do too!

    Are you 5/5:30 eaters like we are??? That daylight saving time won't keep Freddy from INSISTING on his after dinner stroll (frantic romp!!!).

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  6. So busy are your fingers. I can't get over how much you knit and so quickly! ?: do you just make something and give it or ask what the recipient wants and then make it? I'd love to knit for everyone this year, but I don't think some would appreciate it. Dilemma...

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  7. Your sweater is beautiful. I'm starting on cowls soon, we have snow in the forecast! I'm hunkering down to knit!

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  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one who picks books based on the cover ;)

    After the featherweight cardigan, I was half expecting this post to be about something knit in super chunky yarn! Love the colour you're using for the cowl.

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  9. that must be such a good feeling to have your gift knitting mostly done, and you managed to make that gorgeous sweater for your self too. i think you must bring your knitting to the dinner table sometimes ;)
    ( i have been known to!) hee hee.
    the book looks scary, i am looking forward to hearing about it. still on the search for the kate morton book here...

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  10. Beautiful yarn colorway! I love the heathered look. That will make a gorgeous cowl.

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  11. That snow was pretty fun! I hope you guys didn't loose power though. We didn't, but everyone we know did.

    I love the color you've chosen for your last cowl. That's one of my favorite colors and one I keep coming back to again and again.

    Just reading your blog mkaes me feel more productive, and I'm doing very little Christmas knitting this year. Can't wait to see the secret project.

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  12. Wow, snow! I've just had a quick look through some of your projects and I'm inspired! I hope I can be as good as you one day.

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  13. I choose books for the cover too! ;)
    I'll second most everyone else and tell you how much I love the color you've chosen for that cowl.
    Your Wren is so amazingly gorgeous! Congrats on finishing it!

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  14. We have had snow THREE times already and it seems like we have plunged right into winter. I only like to walk outside if it is above freezing. I also am attracted to books by their cover. Hope this one is a good one for you. Thanks for the link to the cowl. I saved it as a 'favorite' on Ravelry.

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  15. I'm so impressed with your Christmas knitting accomplishments. I've been thinking about mine for ages...thinking, not knitting. I love that cowl pattern!

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  16. Good for you having your gift knitting almost done, that must be a good feeling.
    xx

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  17. Mom and I were reading up on you and she got quite excited when she saw the book you're reading. She has heard great things about it, but hasn't read it just yet. I guess we'll add this to our reading list, too! :)

    Hooray for being done with "required" knitting. Now you have plenty of time to just fun knit! :)

    I love the color you are using right now. It's a sophisticated pink!

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  18. The color on that cowl is enchanting. I love it! Congrats on the Cardi!

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  19. Wow--you are such a productive knitter! I can't wait to see the mystery knit (who doesn't love a mystery?). The cowl you are making now is a scrumptious color--dare I say it?--a bit like a "Pumpkin Sunrise" :-)

    I read that book last summer. I'm going to let you form your own opinion ;-)

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  20. I love the cowl. I am making a bunch of cowls this Christmas but so far only have 2 finished. I wish I was as done as you : )

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  21. I really like knitting with tiny needles too - ironic given how much trouble I have with knitting in general. But, from now on I'm just going to say that "Karen says it's the WORDS getting in the way of my knitting, not my own incompetence!" ;-) xoxo

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  22. Your cardigan is wonderful! I just visited your Ravelry page and you sure have knit lots of beautiful things!

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  23. I like that cowl, but I am not sure I could handle all the seed stitch! I have been making gifts here and there too. Just fun! The featherweight cardigan is on my list too. I almost made it this summer, but decided I better work though my stash sweater amounts first.

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  24. I do like the cover of that book...curious to see what you think of it once you get into it.

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