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On the left (at least I think it's the left) is my hat that is at the decreasing part-it should be done by the end of today.  I've knit that pattern many times and it is a great easy knit.  On the right is my second citron shawl, the yarn is half silk and half wool and it is wonderful!  It has more of a woolly bloom than I expected-a pleasure to knit and I bet it will block perfectly!

I am thrilled to report that my featherweight cardigan is complete and I posted about it yesterday.  I had to rework the button band which ended up to be a minor setback.  But it felt like a major setback!  So I have a cardigan just sitting and waiting to be worn when the weather is a bit cooler.

I continue to read The Language of Flowers and I continue to enjoy it.  It is an excellent story and well written about the foster care system and relationships.  The main character has trouble attaching herself emotionally to other people. Overall the book is sad but there is always a thread of hopefulness that keeps me reading.  It's fun that there are many flowers mentioned and intertwined in the plot-clever!  I still recommend the book-it's one of those that will not be a disappointing ending.  I love books like that.  When I was at the bookstore over the weekend, I picked up An Everlasting Meal. I flipped through and saw a chapter about boiling water!  Now that is something that caught my interest and cannot wait to see if I'm doing it right or wrong ;)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. You are going to love An Everlasting Meal, it is wonderful.
    Once again I visit here and have yarn envy ;),
    beautiful Karen, just beautiful!

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  2. I agree with Tracey about the yarn envy. That happens every single time I stop by here!! :-) Both books sound interesting. I'll have to see if the library has them!

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  3. I have wanted to read an everlasting meal! I think I will have to try and find it.

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  4. I really like Tamar's book. It is one to savor. That orange is perfect. I find that is my new color. I picked up two different orange yarns recently. Love the pop of color. Still waiting to make citron.

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  5. Don't know what I love more, the hat or the shawl! That orange yarn is sooo pretty *sigh* Your featherweight cardigan looks indeed light as a feather, I imagine it is perfect for summer evenings?

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  6. I'm loving seeing how your projects are knitting up. I love the idea of flowers being woven into a story! Jacinta

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  7. Oh your shawl is gorgeous! Such a lovely color!

    I'm enjoying The Language of Flowers -- an excellent suggestion! Thanks!

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  8. you do know how to mix the patterns with the yarn--beautiful combos again!!!

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  9. such pretty yarns! thanks for the book recommendations I will need to check them out!!

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  10. I love the Citron! The color is beautiful.

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  11. Oh, love that orange hat. How fun that will be in the Fall!

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  12. I so wish I could spend a weekend with you and have you teach me! Such a lovely photo! The colors are gorgeous!

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  13. I'm putting the Everlasting Meal on my reading list! I love the yarn you're knitting with on both projects -- gorgeous!

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  14. I'm dying to hear more about this boiling water thing. Kind of makes me wonder if I'm doing it wrong, too. ;-)

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  15. An Everlasting Meal sounds interesting.. think I will have to add it to my list!

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  16. Interested in hearing what you think of that book! :) And I love the color of your citron!

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  17. I love the color yarn on that hat. And the Citron, well you know how much I loved your first one so I'm sure this will be just as awesome. I never thought about if I boiled water correctly. LOL!

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  18. now you make sure you let us all know where we're going wrong on the boiling water scene yeh?! (I'm intrigued!)

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  19. Every time I hop on your blog, I see your finished Citron on your header and am insanely jealous! I'm making slow progress on mine at the moment, and yours is just so pretty!! I'm glad that you're making another, as it says to me that you really enjoyed making the pattern the first time, and enjoy the FO.

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  20. Beautiful projects on your needles and off - I just saw your instagram picture of the finished hat. Love the colours!

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  21. Your projects are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing more of citron :)

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  22. The Everlasting Meal is on my list, can't wait to hear what you think about it. And as always you choose the most beautiful yarns and colours to work with.

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  23. Your cardi is beautiful. I printed the directions for the Citron yesterday. Not sure when I'll start it, but I know I won't knit it as fast as you did yours.

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  24. I hope you will pass on the correct way to boil water. ;) I can't wait to see that Citron. I know it's going to be wonderful. I'm about to start the second of the Hunger Games series. And, back to trying to force myself to FINISH the baby sweaters... I don't know why I hate knitting them so. I take any opportunity to shift my focus. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  25. Love seeing your work! That cardi is beautiful and it was interesting to read about how you solved the challenges. Glad you're liking Language of Flowers; I loved it. Now to check out a review of your new purchase!

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  26. I love the colors in that hat. So bright and cheerful. Love to come here and check out your pictures.

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  27. Karen you always take the best pictures. Love both the yarns and the books this week!

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  28. Helloo, just found you via Yarn Along :D That hat definitely has the Ooh factor, such a gorgeous colour. And I like the sound of the cookbook. These yarn along posts always end up costing me as I rush off to buy recommended books and wools :D

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  29. I love the colors you choose Karen. Even though we have not had much of a summer here in England, I am beginning to get the Autumn Urge! All those autumny colors are beckoning!

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