Yarn Along


We had an active weekend so my reading time was sparse.  I continue to enjoy this book, The Midwife, and find her career fascinating. She is very frank about her experiences and frequently describes them with many senses.  I get quite the chuckle when she mentions how nauseated she gets by overwhelming smells.  Glad I'm not the only one ;)

I am on the body of my same same cardigan.  What time I lacked in reading over the weekend was spent knitting.  I love that you can knit with a group of people and it's socially acceptable.  Lucky for me, my knitting did not require any great thinking on my part.  Now that the sleeves are set aside, each row is a breeze to knit.  The body knitting will not be boring because I have to remember three details:  1) the button holes!!! 2) waist shaping and 3) the pleats along the side seams.  If you are an advanced knitter or an adventurous intermediate knitter, who is comfortable with instruction reading, check out the pattern, it's lovely to knit :)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I really love everything about this cardi.....the construction is fascinating, the simple styling timeless, and the color!!! Perfect! Can't wait to see the FO (and wishing I had enough fingering wt something so I could start that one too!!!!)

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  2. It's going to be a beautiful cardi! Also love that knitting is a socially acceptable activity. :)

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  3. It looks like it is coming along nicely! I am still knitting away at Emerson's blanket, and feel like I am making some progress again, at the expense of reading though. My little darlings are taking up most of my time at present, but I want to make the most of that. Cohen starts school next year and then everything will change. :)

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  4. That yarn is beautiful! I think it coming along nicely! I still want to pick up that book, but haven't made it to the library to look yet!

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  5. I love the color you are using for your cardigan.

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  6. I love the colorway for your cardigan. I'm still on the same, same, same socks too. :)

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  7. It seems that we think alike. I am reading the third book of the Midwife series and also knitting a sweater.

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  8. Your cardi is certainly coming along Karen - can't wait to see it finished. I think I am going to order that book through the library - looks interesting.

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  9. I'm echoing everyone else...that colorway is so lovely! I adore it. I have to confess that when all my friends got on the 'Call the Midwife' craze I dutifully watched the first episode and really didn't get into it at all. Maybe I should try at the book first and then see how I feel. It's been a huge disappointment to my friends, since we are usually all in on things like Downton Abbey and the like, and they can't talk 'shop' with me about this one!

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  10. I love the color! And now I need to go place a hold at the library... :)
    Thanks for your prayers - we're waiting on several at the moment! (Some better than others.)

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  11. that yarn you picked is wonderful, that is going to be a great cardi when you are all finished. :)

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  12. really pretty, I checked it out on ravelry and put it on my wish list!
    Thanks for the tip!

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  13. I love that color. It is nice to be able to knit in a group, isn't it? It seems to offend no one and satisfies the soul. :)

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  14. Alas, I'll not be checking out what Karen calls advanced for a long time... Dare I say again, "love the color"!

    Ultra descriptive books about things that could be, well, gross.. not for me. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  15. looks like it will be very lovely karen!

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  16. I still love the colourway! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Sometimes plugging away is the best way.

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  17. Your cardi is so pretty and I love the colour!

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  18. Your cardigan is just so gorgeous! Since I have this nasty cold, I think I may lay back and work on my honeycomb blanket today--I've done enough that I can actually use it as a blanket while I am knitting it, which is a great bonus! :)

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  19. lovely colors. i love knitting with folks. you learns so much.

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  20. cant wait to see the finished cardi!

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  21. my husband will never forget the smells of birth. i think it scarred him!
    XO
    C

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  22. Beautiful color for your sweater, the design is really sweet.
    I agree about knitting in groups, there aren't too many hobbies or activities that fit that description! I wish it was socially acceptable to knit in church, since I find I have an easier time listening and processing when my hands are busy with a repetitive motion!

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  23. I love the purple you!ve chosen for your sweater.

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  24. That purple colorway is beautiful!

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  25. just added that pattern to my favorites because, a girl can NEVER have too many cardis, right?

    and the color...love.

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    1. You will LOVE how it fits, It is THE perfect construction in my opinion.

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  26. I love the pleats on the side seam. It does look a really good fit on all the models.

    Can't wait to see it finished.

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  27. I want to read that book. I have watched a couple of episodes of the PBS show and it is pretty good so I think I would like the book. I love the color or your knitting project!

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  28. Your cardi is looking gorgeous. The colour is beautiful.
    Pretty design with those clever features.
    Enjoy the book.

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  29. That is some seriously pretty yarn, can't wait to see it when it is done!

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  30. I love the purple!!
    Still reading Clan of the Cave Bear.
    We are I the home stretch of the school year, and I feel I'm gettin zero accomplished!

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  31. Oooh, I love that Wicked colorway! Look forward to seeing this one finished! blessings ~ tanna

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  32. Have enjoyed that book too and yes, her descriptions are wonderful
    loving the cardi, gorgeous colour
    happy knitting x

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  33. Reading Honeymoon by James Patterson...a thriller that is hard to put down. A very hit or miss knitter...depending on my mood...for now, the garden calls to be tended :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...please come again soon.

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  34. My sister asked me if knitting in company was allowed and I said absolutely...then I had to qualify that statement by adding uncomplicated, non-cussing, pay attention to the conversation knitting was allowed. At that particular instance, I don't think that was the answer she was looking for....Oh well.

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  35. Isn't that an interesting book? I love the details that are missing in the TV shows. Seems like somewhere I saw that there are 2 more books in the series. Love seeing your knitting projects and other photos.

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