Yarn Along


Thought this week I'd show my progress on my citron shawl. For me it is compelling knitting, and it's not boring knitting.  I love this shawl and this mystery yarn is just as nice.  I am on the fifth ruching and I hope I have enough yarn to get to nine sections!!  It all depends on how much yarn I have, the vendor said 1000 yards.  Let's hope she was right!!  I posted yesterday about my sweater and the sleeve is knitting up so fast compared to the never ending body.

I finished my book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time and it was a very good book.  The main character is a boy with autism and he decides to investigate why his neighbor's dog was killed.  I found it fascinating to see the world through his eyes and his experiences.  It is a somewhat sad book in that he's misunderstood and yet you see how much he overcomes with life's challenges with his many coping strategies. His parents were real and even though they loved him dearly you could see the challenges they faced taking care of him and trying to understand him. I think it is a must read.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I read that book several years ago now and enjoyed it. Your shawl looks great - hope you have enough to finish xx

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  2. I picked up this book after visiting last week. I really like it also. The shawl looks really lovely. Can't wait to see the finished project. Happy Knitting!

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  3. Great shawl. I have heard many good things about that book so it is now on my "to read" list. Thanks for the review! Enjoy your week.

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  4. Oh the shawl looks beautiful!! The book sounds very interesting. I'll have to see if the library has it!

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  5. Your shawl looks lovely - are you using a slightly bigger needle size this time?
    I keep meaning to read that book but haven't got around to it, yet. So many books on autism get me cross but this one has had very good reviews.

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  6. So glad you liked the book! I'm also happy to hear your sleeves went much faster than the body of your sweater (which is gorgeous, by the way) - it gives me hope that I *might* finish mine by Saturday...

    Your citron is turning out beautifully!

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  7. Beautiful knitting! The book sounds very interesting, I'll have to remember that.

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  8. I had forgotten you are working on another citron!! It's so lovely--and one of the most favorite things I've ever knit. You can really get into a nice knitting rhythm, can't you???

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  9. Your Citron is stunning Karen! What size needle do you use? I love the look of the delicate stitches.

    I saw that a winter storm is headed your way tomorrow and it looks
    like snow is in your future!

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    1. I went down a size to size 5. On size 6 it looked to "loopy" for me.

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  10. As soon I looked at your page, I knew it was your citron. You are making great progress on both of your projects. And enjoying the process is a big win. I read that book several years ago and quite enjoyed it. Definitely a different perspective and very illuminating.

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  11. Sounds like a good book. Your citron looks lovey - I'm looking forward to knitting one (it's in my "soon" queue.)

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  12. That is going be a lovely Citron. I really need to knit another one of those.

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  13. I knit a Citron many moons ago and remember it being such a pleasant knit. Yours is looking lovely!

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  14. It does sound like an interesting read. The Citron is lovely! That yarn looks so warm, cozy, and inviting.

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  15. That does sound like a very interesting book. If you liked this book, I think you might like Memoirs of an Imaginery Friend. I highly recommend this book.

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  16. So many beautiful shawls recently! If I didn't take so long to knit one item, I might be more apt to start one :-) But, the amount of breaks I need to take to tend to my littles make it impossible to finish projects in a normal amount of time!

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  17. Sigh. That pattern has been in my queue for so long! It just looks like a nice, pleasant knit. Yours is turning out lovely!

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  18. You shawl is going to be amazing when it's done! I'm not sure I would have the patience to finish one, I'd like to think I'm working myself in that direction. Baby steps. I hope you are feeling better today!

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  19. I need to get off my rear end and knit one of those. Every time I see one of yours, I always think it's so lovely. The book does sound like a good read...would it make me cry?

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  20. ohhhhhhhh.....that is my dream shawl.
    unfortunately, I've had to come to terms with the fact that- at least at this point in my life- I'm just not a committed enough knitter. DARN IT!
    But...that shawl may turn the tables for me someday.
    XO

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  21. Lovely citron! I've read that book as well, and it is a must read!

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  22. oooh oooh oh this book is on my list to read so quickly didn't finish reading your blog post just in case I saw some thing. It is meant to be very good.
    Love Leanne

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  23. I love that book ... one of my favorites.

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  24. You are a Princess of Citrons! Yours are always so very beautiful... I think your love of them shines through. blessings ~ tanna

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  25. can't wait to see citron finished - know she'll be a stunner!

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  26. What a beautiful shawl! And that book - I read it a few years back and I agree - it's excellent!

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  27. Wow - the shawl is beautiful! I'm glad you're having a fun time with it :)

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  28. You are so very talented! Knitting lessons start next week...I shall start with a scarf :) Surprise, aye?! I started the snow child book last week that you had recommended. Oh, but I am enjoying it! ~ Paula

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  29. your Citron is lovely!! I still cant believe how many of those you've made! I really need to pull mine out of hibernation and finish it!!

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    1. Yes!! You need to finish it then you will want to make another one.

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  30. The shawl is beautiful! Glad to hear you liked the book. I'm reading The Snow Child now and it is, indeed, lovely.

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  31. Your citron is looking gret. I started one but it will have to wait till after the Leaves of Grass. Love your blog.

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  32. Pretty shawl, there is something about those gathers that give it an interesting texture.
    The book sounds intriguing.

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    1. I think that is why I like the citron, the gathers!

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  33. your shawl looks amazing! And your sweater is coming along so well....I love the color!!

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  34. Wishing I could read as fast as you. Still reading the Forever Queen by Helen Hollick. Historical fiction about a Danish/Norman queen of Englad who was wife to two kings. Good, but long

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    1. I am not that fast of a reader, I think my book was short!

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  35. That's good to hear. I love how patient you are when it comes to knitting. Very inspiring. :)

    That book is in my to-read list! I want to hear more about that story. I hope I can find a copy real soon.

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  36. The citron is moving up my queue.

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  37. I quite enjoyed that book when I read it some years ago. Your shawl is looking beautiful!

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  38. i also read the book many years ago, i remember liking it alot. and your shawl is SO pretty karen, i love the color. i have the pattern, i think i printed it out over a year ago, i must make one!

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  39. Your citron looks fabulous. I stopped knitting shawls because I look terrible in them. And working at a middle school with hyper lemming like tweens they all look at me like I have a hydra head when I try to wear a shawl. Although I am a favorite teacher I can see the wheels of re-evaluation turning when a shawl enters the picture. So alas I just have to admire other peoples shawls and yours is beautiful. I am currently knitting an afghan, ttl mystery socks, a honey cowl and a february lady sweater. All but the FLS is 3/4 done and I am seriously resisting casting on a new project until something is completed. Still waiting for Snow Child from library and am currently reading Zoo by James Patterson. A very quick and interesting read.

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  40. i just love how lacy and light it looks, makes me want to touch it :)
    the book sounds like an interesting read. it sounds similar to a book i read as a teen, but i forgot how it was called.
    enjoy the rest of your week!

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  41. I still haven't finished my citron from this summer. I will... someday. Yours is beautiful!

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  42. Your knitting is lovely as always…I never can get over the beautiful work you do with those fine yarns. (I've said that before, haven't I?)

    I am so glad you loved the book. I did, too, and I agree it's a "must-read". I saw yesterday that you were feeling better; I'm so happy to hear that. Be well, my friend… xo

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