Yarn Along


This weekend I wanted a fast reading book, not that I'm a fast reader.  The Fault in our Stars by John Green is loved by my son and daughter and I believe they have read it through twice.  So I snatched the book off of my son's shelf and began to read.  I'm enjoying the style of writing and how the author captures teenage angst.  Unfortunately, many of the teens have been diagnosed and treated for cancer-that makes it a sad sad story.  Despite the seriousness of the disease, it's a funny book.  My daughter dared me not to cry when I read the ending (which implies someone will die, just guessing). I'll let you know.

My knitting is all about this shawl, on Saturday I decided to knit like crazy to get to the next pattern chart.  So that has been the goal and I'm nearly there.  Only 10 more rows?  I love when there are tons and tons of stitches on tiny needles :)  The pattern is memorized and I'm on auto-pilot knitting.  Yesterday I wrote a post about this completed shawl.  My sweater has been neglected for two weeks and my other shawl is sitting patiently in my knitting bag.  As you might have guessed, I'm dreaming of other projects to start!


What are you reading and knitting this week?

joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I have picked up that book several times and put back. Please let me know what you think when you're done reading, my sister told me it was wonderful, but I am so worried about the content. The Big C has touched my life in so many ways that I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book about it.
    And once again I'm drooling over your yarn, it's so, so pretty.

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  2. That shawl!!! WOW!!! Love the color, love the pattern!!! (I actually had it in my favorites, but had totally forgotten about that!!!!!) I want to cast on! I want to cast on!!!!!!!!

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  3. Sounds like your shawl knitting is perfect. Loving the colour.
    I'm intrigued by that book, best I check my library tomorrow.
    Enjoy the little stitches.

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  4. I think I recently mentioned that you can't tell me up front that a book is sad and the ending will make me cry. If it happens in the reading process that this emotion unfolds... great. But if I know up front... I don't want to read it. It's kind of like the baloon that the toddler is playing with. If I know that it's going to pop, I stay away from balloons!

    My projects bag is actually shrinking as I have begun to finish those that have been languishing away (the frogged and remade project I posted about today is an example). :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful yarn! You're inspiring me to spend my whole knitting summer on shawls. I'm already hunting for another after I finish the current one.

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  6. I love your shawl. It would take me forever to knit something that big on such teeny tiny needles!

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  8. Wow, ok, hit the wrong button.

    I love the color you're working with. But after my citron is finished, it will be a while, before I use small needles and yarn again! I need bulky and big needles!

    I really like your new header. I must sit down at my computer long enough to figure out how I'd like to personalize mine as well.

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  9. I don't know if I could read that book! It sounds really good though. I love when a pattern is memorized - it just make such cozy knitting in my mind.

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  10. I'm reading the same book and meant to blog about it today, too. (Just couldn't quite get it together.) It's smart, witty, funny and poignant.

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  11. Another gorgeous shawl. The Hubs asked if I had enough shawls - Ha! No. Glad you appear to feel the same way ;)

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  12. Can't wait to see how you like Fault In Our Stars. It's on my To-Read list. I love John Green!

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  13. Looks so wonderful! Hope you enjoy the book ~ love your yarn choice!

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  14. I love that color! It looks very mossy (in a good way!) :-)

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  15. I agree with the others, that yarn is lovely! Can't wait to see it done!

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  16. I love your yarn!! Really so beautiful. Thanks for the handmade gift ideas-that was so helpful!

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  17. It's addicting, isn't it? Project starting, that is. I have to forever practice restraint...so many things to sew and knit and crochet and....on and on. That yard looks so delicate ~ beautiful!

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  18. John Green! We're big fans of the vlogbrothers around here. (:

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  19. We can cheer each other on this week. I have the Moss Garden shawl in my queue, but next up is a citron. It is finally time for that pattern!

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  20. I'm itching to knit a shawl. All those tiny stitches you've knitted- so beautiful and fine. Do you think shawl knitting is contagious? I'm not sure I could read a book that I knew was likely to make me cry. Too much.

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  21. Wonderful shawl pattern and the yarn is beautiful. Love your knits.....

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  22. Oh, I think my sister read that book and really liked it! It's on my to-read list. And I'm with you - I think it's safe to say I'm a fingering weight kind of gal - it has been the only thing I knit with lately! Your shawl is coming along nicely!

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  23. You do such beautiful knitting. I love all of your projects, especially the shawls. : ) I hope the ending of the book isn't too, too sad.

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  24. I love your new header! So bright and cheerful for summer. I can totally relate to knitting like crazy to finish something! I made a huge afghan for our couch, and it was very simple except for a seed stitch border and some cables. I think I could do it in my sleep! I decided to just keep on knitting it until I ran out of yarn, and it is really gigantic, but I love it. I did it on circular needles, which I really love. I love how you have so many projects going at once--keeps things interesting!

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  25. This is going to be gorgeous. gorgeous. gorgeous. I hear what you are saying about the tiny stitches on the tiny needles... it feels best of all. ;) I do like to change it up a bit... always makes me appreciate that slender thread slipping along so easily...

    Can't wait to see it finished and what you'll be up to next! blessings ~ tanna

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  26. Hold your horses! I'm still ooo-ing and aahh-ing over the shawl from the last post! You're on fire ... and always reading! I have heard so many good things about this book, but there is a good chance I don't have the emotional strength or grace? to get through teens dying of cancer. thanks for sharing!

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  27. I love the kind of straw/honey colour of your yarn Karen. I've been looking for something similar and toying with Brown Sheep Nature Spun in Autumn Leaves. I'm in the same happy place that you are with my Lida shawl...I no longer rely on the chart it's lovely to see it begin to grow at last. Transferring to a longer circular needle really helped. It's much easier to work now that it's not all scrunched up.

    I made a similar decision with my book choice last week, selecting something light and fast...although your subject matter seems very deep. I'm flying through, Salmon Fishing in The Yemen. It's not the most amazingly written book but quite unusual and informative if you don't know anything about salmon fisheries...which I don't!

    The blog layout looks really nice. Is this a new font? I must do some spring cleaning on mine...I think it'll probably end up being Autumn before I get round to it though.

    As usual thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    deb

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  28. One day I will knit a shawl...I love your knits!

    Right now, I am soooo behind on my knitting projects that I am not allowing myself to start anymore until I at least finish one that I have going right now...wish me luck!

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