Yarn Along


After knitting the quick and easy projects for the children's knitting classes, I've returned to my shawl.  I am at the fun part-lace edging!  Yesterday as I continued the lace pattern and all of my decrease stitches on the wrong side were mixed up.  Then I realized that I was not reading the chart correctly! That is what happens when you set something down and forget about it for a few days.  It was easy to correct the decreases without ripping out and now I am good to go on the shawl.  Phew!

The Hundred Year Old Man etc... is entertaining.  I must say it's a bit slow going for me but I am not an adventure reader of books.  I like psychological family drama (soap opera story lines in print).  I do like the humor that is in the book and as I read I frequently think that this is a book my son would love.  I am going to start reading it during the day as well.  I think a fresh mind would do wonders compared to a sleepy mind.  So if you like adventure, tongue in cheek humor-give this book a flip through.  The translation is not as halting as feared.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

(For those of you who asked-I made a rice and lentil salad with a lemony dressing filled with vegetables-carrots, celery, savory cabbage, cucumber-from the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, their blog is here)

Now what on earth will be today's dinner????

Comments

  1. I love the color of your shawl!

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  2. What a nice color, I agree! I hope you find the book better and better... happy knitting and reading, friend!

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  3. I've been wondering about this book for ages - it always seems to be in the bestseller lists. Thanks for the summary!

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  4. Hurray for fixing without having to rip back! That salad sounds delishious - I'll have to check out the blog.

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  5. Thanks for that blog link! Your meal sounds delish!

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  6. The shawl looks awesome! I love lace knitting too :-)

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  7. Your shawl is lovely! Glad you are getting some laughs out of 100-year-old-man...I didn't even know it was a translation :)

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  8. Very nice shawl, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. You always knit such pretty things!

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  9. shawl is looking great!!!!

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  10. The salad sounds good. Luckily I don't have to worry about dinner tonight. A friend is bringing us green chili for dinner.

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  11. I love the color - very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl.

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  12. Ooh, pretty, pretty color. I think I love shawls. We had BLT's last night...soooo good. A big treat here! Quiche tonight? (That's a bold step...we'll see!)

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  13. I can't wait to see your finished shawl--I *love* that pattern. And I adore the warm honey color you chose.

    The salad you described has my mouth watering!

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  14. I'm intrigued by your book!

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  15. Happy to hear you didn't have to rip it out. And nice on the dinner, it sounds delish.

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  16. oh, you were lucky!! I think I would've given up if I had realized an error in making a pattern! glad you were able to save it.

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  17. that looks like a very pretty pattern!

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  18. Lovely shawl in a perfect colour.
    Enjoy the reading.

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  19. every time i set my knitting aside for more than a day, I completely forget where I was or what the heck I was doing!

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  20. A shawl the colour of milk chocolate has to be a good thing ;) Happy knitting!

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  21. Oooh, love the color of that shawl!! I know just what you mean about hitting the pause button on a knit and then having a glitch when you hit play again. LOL!

    You did a wonderful job of coming up with dinner without going to the store! blessings ~ tanna

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  22. This is going to sound so wrong when I say this...so I'm sorry...but I felt so much better after reading your post about reading the chart wrong. What can I say...misery loves company. Hope it's moving along smoothly now!

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  23. I can't wait to see this shawl...I am wondering, just how many shawls do you have? I have seen you knit many since I have been following your blog!

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  24. The shawl is looking fabulous and I'm reading this book too (only a third through so far) - it is a very strange story, but very intriguing too.

    Nina x

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  25. Your knitting looks divine, I'm intrigued by your book, and that rice and lentil salad sounds so so good! Great post!! :)

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  26. I'm working from a chart too Karen, for the Quince Lida Shawl and can't count how many times I've done the same as you over the last few days. I'm trying it out on a different yarn to the pattern before ordering the yarn from Quince. I can't wait for it to come. I'm using Katia, bamboo which is amazingly soft but it splits so much that I try to unravel as little as I can. I can't wait to get on with it this weekend.

    Supper ideas? i know...I have exactly the same dilema. If it's not too hot how about a nice vegetable and bean soup like Minestrone. Especially if you make home made bread (if you aren't gluten intolerant). I've just made some three seed spelt flour with pumpkin, linseed and sunflower seeds. It's so more-ish I can't stop eating it. But it's really easy to make. I'll post the recipe when I have time.
    deb

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