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I finished a shawl over the weekend and was down to one project-the featherweight cardigan (blue project on the left, hee hee I mean on your right!).  I love that giddy feeling of starting a top down cardigan and I knit full steam ahead until I divide for the sleeves......then because of all the stockinette I get a little bored.  That is why I like to have more than a couple of projects on the needles.  Then I can switch around.

So I casted on a pair of socks for my husband in gray.  He loves hand knit socks!  I will make up a stitch pattern when I get the cuff done.  I always cast on a multiple of four (68 stitches for him).  I have a generic vanilla sock pattern that is memorized.  So since I'm on the cuff, I don't know what the sock's future holds yet.


The Story Sisters-oh!  It was such a good book and if you have been reading this blog, I read it "fast".  It's not a very happy book but I loved her character description through life's events.  I enjoyed the plot and the writer has such a lyrical magical style to story writing.  I think I might read it again to absorb more of the creative writing.  So yes, I do recommend this book.

My new novel that I'm reading is The Weird Sisters that I started two days ago and I am not very far into the book so I cannot opine.  I'm hoping that it's a good book :)

What are reading and knitting?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. i can't wait to see your finished featherweight cardigan!
    the weird sisters, now that sounds intriguing...

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  2. The blue is lovely! I read something in my Elizabeth Zimmerman book about how she didn't agree with top down sweaters/cardigans because there's nothing to look forward to that way.

    Your books sound very interesting - isn't it wonderful when you get stuck into something new and then read it again and again just to squeeze everything you can out of it? Joy, indeed!

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  3. A very pretty color of yarn. I can't wait to see how it turns out. My husband has been after me to knit him a pair of socks for quite some time. We laugh because where we live doesn't support wool socks most the year. Happy Knitting!

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  4. Love the colours in your yarn. Nice to hear you enjoyed your book. Jacinta

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  5. Mom says she read The Weird Sisters and really enjoyed it.

    Hooray for socks!

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  6. I just cannot seem to get started on a book... kind of odd considering how voracious a reader I have been throughout my life. Hmmm... don't know what's up with that. I am so excited about your cardigan. Just can't wait to see it progress. And, I don't know how I missed your beautiful Cinnamon shawl yesterday. It is so gorgeous... and the perfect fall color! happy knitting and reading ~ tanna

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  7. I love your photo today :) The blues in your yarn are lovely - I can't wait to see how your cardi turns out!

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  8. Your sock knitting is ever inspiring!

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  9. So looking forward to seeing your cardigan! I love the idea of knitting from the top down. Those blues are lovely!

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  10. I keep coming across Weird Sisters---anxious to see if you like it. Guy socks!---must you knit for miles like I have to???? It always makes girls socks seem to go so fast afterwards!!! Speaking of FAST---that featherweight is really trucking along---can't wait to see it finished!

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  11. Another book to add to the list.... :-)

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  12. I know what you mean, stockinette is boring. I am doing a shawl that is almost all stockinette. So I give myself a goal of doing at least 5 rows a day. I do like your shawl and all its colors as well as the blue. What type of yarn did you use?
    I love top down patterns.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

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  13. I am the same way with cardigans. I love how you describe it!

    I want to hear your thoughts on 'The Weird Sisters' - I keep hearing about it & want to know whether it's worth picking up. :) xo

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  14. I just started reading "Jane Eyre" ~ I know, all these years and I've never read it! Only problem is the print is soooooo fine my old eyes are really struggling! I swear it's like in a 7 or 8 font or something! Hopefully the library will come up with another one for me that is a little kinder and gentler. Can't wait to see your socks ~ I have a want-to-knit-anything-but-especially-socks obsession! You do such lovely work.

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  15. that mottled yarn on the right is beautiful, look forward to the finished product!

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  16. First off, your header is spectacular! I love starting top-down cardis too, and then I also get bored. Oh well, that's what movies are for, right?
    Thanks for the book suggestions, I'll have to look those up.

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  17. I love the colors in your featherweight!!! Can't wait to see it done!!

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  18. That is such a beautiful yarn you picked for the featherweight cardigan. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  19. as my mom always used to say to us kids when we got right and left mixed up ~ 'that would be your other left'

    heh :)

    the blue cardigan on 'your other left' is going to be wonderful, Karen!
    Melissa

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    1. HA! I need you as my proofreader :D Why is it that I really thought left? Anyways, I am sure glad you knew what I was talking about.

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  20. I love the colors in the yarn and your pictures are always so calm and peaceful to look at!

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  21. Gorgeous yarn....I didn't know they wrote a book about me and my sister ;) Can't wait to hear about that one!

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  22. Can't wait to see the socks Karen,knitting socks too these days. I agree the colors of the yarn is beautiful!

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  23. oh that book sounds good! must see if my library has it. and the socks, i need to knit the mister a pair of socks. it's just such an epic endeavor...working up courage (and waiting to see what you do for inspiration) ;-)

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  24. I typically knit the same sock pattern that I have memorized also. I add a little pattern here or there for some variety! It's my comfort knitting, so to speak.

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  25. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Alena

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  26. I am really excited to hear your review of the Weird sisters... I am interested in it, but when I read the first few pages a while back, I didn't like the way it started. Your socks sound exciting! Can't wait to see them finished.

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  27. wow pretty cardigan, can't wait to see the shawl - and have fun with the socks!!! have a knitty wednesday xxx

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  28. I almost signed up to knit a featherweight cardigan for my second project this summer. I ended up not moving forward as the loads of stockinette with thin yarn worried me. I listened to the audio version of the Weird Sisters last year. I will definitely need to add Story sisters to my never ending list.

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  29. I always tend to have an escape project (or two) when knitting something big. I am tempted right now, but if I don't stick out those sleeves I worry that it'll take me forever..
    Hope your new book turns out just as good as the last!

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  30. I'll be interested in seeing what you think of that book. I have it on my to-read list.

    Your shawl is gorgeous and all glittery. Love it!

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  31. I'm still slogging along on the Diminishing Rib Cardigan and reading Darth Vader and Son. Can't wait to be done with this blasted cardigan. So glad you finished your shawl!

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  32. I'll have to put that book on my reading list (:

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  33. I love the cardigan- it is lovely :) The book sounds interesting, I shall have to look into it :)

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  34. oh karen, i wish i could just sit down with you and see all your beautiful knits in person, and your sock method is brilliant!

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  35. Love the blue yarn, can't wait to see your finished cardi.

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  36. The blue yarn is beautiful. I actually love all of the color in that photo!
    xo

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  37. I can't wait to see your cardigan. Same colors I would pick:) Thanks for the book recommendation!

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  38. I love the colours in your cardigan, it's going to be gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing how it developes!

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  39. A memorised sock pattern?! I'm yet to attempt knitting socks, so my mind struggles at the thought of that right now! Lucky husband. :)

    Your cardigan is looking beautiful. The cardigan I've started is knit from the bottom up and is mainly stockinette stitch, so other projects are going to keep me sane I think! Thanks for the book recommendation. I've just ordered it online from our local library.

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  40. Oh, your shawl turned out simply gorgeous...will have to add that pattern to my list. Memorized patterns are like a well-worn pair of jeans; will look forward to seeing what stitch pattern you go with for the socks.

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