Yarn Along


I've been focusing on my only two projects this week.  The first project is the pi shawl in the photo.  I am less than 20 rows away from the last section of lace.  Once that is complete I'll be doing the lace edging.  Getting to the lace edging is motivation enough for me, so exciting!  This project is knit during the day without many distractions.  Once evening hits, I set it aside.  It is not fun to fix knitting errors in laceweight yarn.  Trust me.

My other project is the tea leaves cardigan for me!  I've just completed the yoke and started the body of the sweater.  Love all that stockinette and mindless knitting.  If you're contemplating a sweater for yourself this one is a great one to knit up.  It's with worsted weight and the directions are written clearly.

Still reading the same books and enjoying each one.  In Wuthering Heights, Cathy Sr. is just starting to be a bit of a brat.  Heathcliff is always moody and Hindley is going to get what's coming to him.  His wife just died and he's going to become "undone".  Love the drama and the clever way the story is told through Mrs. Dean.  Excellent.

My Anne Lamott book Plan B is over half way read.  I read one or two chapters each night.  Each chapter is an essay so it's easy to pick up and put down.  I find this book richer in thoughts and reflections but I guess that comes with aging and finding your voice in writing.  I'm also laughing more while reading this book.  She is quite a funny storyteller.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. You description really makes me want to revisit Wuthering Heights. So many books and so many patterns! I think motivation to get to the edging is very powerful. And the edging seems to go so quickly.

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  2. i've sort of lost track of your pi shawl......wow!!! it's looking fabulous! love the color, too!

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  3. The pi shawl is beautiful!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves stockinette! Especially with Ree around chattering at me....it's VERY hard to make a mistake while knitting!

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  4. Karen, are you following a pattern for you pi shawl? I would love to start another shawl and this time knit in a lighter weight yarn so I am on the lookout for something. The shawl/throw I just finished is heavy, but has made a great overup for cold mornings.

    Are you getting snow this morning? We have a lot of high wind and rain last night, but today I see sunshine.

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  5. Karen, the pi shawl is a work of art! I am so looking forward to you showing us the finished project. I've never read Wuthering Heights, but I believe it needs to be added to my book list. :-)

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  6. The Pi shawl is gorgeous! (And your chickie candle holders are adorble.)

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  7. Loving the shawl! It may be time to bring out Wuthering Heights again.

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  8. Not knitting much these days due to puppy wanting to chew yarn. He is learning though. I am tempted to knit Tea Leaves for myself. I love how everyone else's have been turning out. Your Pi shawl is looking great!

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  9. I believe it! when ever my girls start telling stories I always try to stop knitting knitting. I've made so many mistakes that way. And do get me started on falling asleep... :)

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  10. the tea leaves is in my favs as well.......still need to get my spring cardi done before i think of casting on another project! Your shawl is looking just lovely! Might have some time this afternoon with the snow coming to really work on it!! Happy knitting!!

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  11. Love your shawl, it is really beautiful!

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  12. The shawl is quite lovely. I can't wait to see the finished lace. Plan B used to be one of my favorite books. It's hard to explain why, but I read it once a year for about half of my twenties. Anne is very funny. :)

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  13. I now know completely what you mean about mistakes in lace weight yarn. Ugh!

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  14. I love a knitting project that involves a little math! Looks beautiful so far :)

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  15. Your shawl is coming along nicely. I love the color of your sweater, too.

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  16. That shawl is gorgeous! I've always wanted to make myself a tea leaves sweater. Can't wait to see yours.

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  17. Another week has passed and I still haven't picked up Wuthering Heights!
    I have daytime and evening knitting, too - I can't bare to pull back knitting of any kind - I can completely see why lace weight would make it more difficult.

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  18. your pi shawl looks wonderful. it is just sort of funny to me when you say 20 more rows before the NEXT lace section. lol that is one big shawl!

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  19. Wow, beautiful shawl. I love Plan B!

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  20. I agree this shawl is truly lovely- beautiful mossy color.

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  21. Beautiful! You are so talented it amazes me every time I come here!

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  22. your pi shawl will be lovely!
    and wuthering heights... love it!

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  23. The shawl will be stunning, friend! I know what you mean about picking lace knitting times carefully. I can't knit lace if anything else is going on, at all!

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  24. Your shawl is coming along great, will you model it off once it's done? :)

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  25. wow, the shawl yarn looks so fine and delicate!

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  26. love the color of your shawl, what a beautiful knit it is! are you using lifelines? if not, you are a brave woman!

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  27. cant wait to see your finished tea leaves. You must have amazing patience to knit that shawl!!

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  28. I love the Tea Leaves sweater - it is such a nice knit. I took a look back - nice color selection.

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  29. have you read Operating Instructions?
    oh, she is so funny in that one.
    XO

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  30. I knit the tiny tea leaves for my girls, I should probably do one for myself! Your shawl looks lovely, and I love your book descriptions!

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  31. Love the look of that pi. I believe you when you say fixing errors in that is difficult.
    Good to have some straight forward projects for when you may be distracted.
    The reading sounds like fun. Enjoy.

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  32. I really love that shawl and I do love Anne Lamott. Can you believe I teach high school English and have never read Wuthering Heights?? Shhhh...better not let that little confession out. Do enjoy the rest of your week.

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  33. Lovely shawl, Karen! I'd love to start a tea leaves for myself - maybe someday!

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  34. I love getting to that point when knitting something when the motivation to finish/get to the next section really kicks in ;) The shawl is going to be so lovely when it's done.

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  35. Look at those springtime chicks! Come on, spring! Your pi shawl is gorgeous - you're almost done!!

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  36. My list of books to read is getting long! But that's okay, it's much better to have a books waiting for you than to not know what to read next. :) Your shawl will be lovely, I think....happy lace knitting!

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  37. I was looking at the tea leaves cardigan on Ravelry yesterday...I love the name. I like the idea of doing some mindless knitting. I managed to find the yarn I was looking for to complete socks for my sisters but I'm longing for a slightly bigger project. I like the tea leaves and have a couple of other patterns in mind too. For the weekend I think it's going to be sock knitting all the way though.

    It's good to find something to read that makes you laugh. I seem to vary what I read, something serious then something silly or exciting or funny. I've just read a detective story one of my sisters sent to me, It wasn't very well written but I can see the appeal it was so easy and light and lovely to read in bed. Now I've finished it, I quite miss the characters. I've just started Bird Cloud by Annie Prouix. It's mostly about the family genealogy at the moment, I'm looking forward to the bit in the wilds. I like the sound of her mother though and when she mentioned her mother's favourite book is Girl of the Limberlost...I had to find out about it...that may be my next read.

    I'm glad that you are enjoying Wuthering Heights, Jane Ayre has to be my favourite of the Bronte novels. They are all good for snuggling down to read at this time of year as March winds blow.
    Have a cosy weekend.
    Debx

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  38. That is so pretty! Makes me want to break ot my lace weight yarn. I didn't realize how challenging that type of yarn can be to work with.

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