Currently Knitting-Yarn Along


Yes, I'm still reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, it's a slow read and requires all of my brain cells.  The writing style is challenging and the story is engaging.  I did cheat a bit though, the first chapter out of four was near impossible to comprehend so I investigated the author's meaning and intent.  I needed a reading crutch that did help me appreciate this work.

This sweater made it successfully to the bottom of my knitting bag during my shawl and mitt knitting days.  I am binding off the bottom of the body with an icord bind off.  Slow and tedious but such a detailed edge for a hem.  Love that!  Today will be sleeve knitting, fingers crossed.  Yesterday I finished my mitts and posted all about them-they might be my new favorite mitt pattern.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny


Comments

  1. The yarn you chose for the sweater is so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished sweater!! I'm still not knitting very much right now. Even though I'm home more right now, it seems I have less time. But that's summer and I'm sure I'll be knitting more once it gets cooler again. :-)

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  2. An Icord bind off? Now that is something I am curious about, I've never heard or seen it.
    Good for you with sticking to Faulkner, I don't think I could have lasted that long.:)

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    1. I am lasting this long because I'm stubborn :)

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  3. you're going to have a new sweater by the end of the week!!!! whoohooo!!! can't wait to see it!!!

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    1. make that two weeks! I doubt in one week :)

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  4. This is going to be gorgeous!! The shawl I'm working on will have an I-cord bind-off. I've done I-cords, but not in conjunction with a bind-off. New skill set coming up... I'm sure I will have it down, since it will go on and on and on. LOL! Can't wait to see your FO. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. it's easy peasy and you will think it's the best! not very stretchy though.

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  5. Beautiful!!!! Each time I see what you are knitting I long for autumn a little more :-) I'm not posting a yarn along post today. I haven't knit anything since last week's. Everything I want to start is for baby so I need to wait to see!

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  6. I can't wait to see how that sweater looks when it's done. The yarn is so beautiful. I have never done an icord bind off so I'm curious to see how it looks!

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  7. fun! can't wait to see it finished! keep at it! I've read Light in August years ago but not The Sound and The Fury; good for you for reading it! I wonder how much he links to the play by Shakespeare for this... all the best with the sleeves and can't wait to see the other finished things... :)

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    1. I think I might need to do more research!

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  8. Very pretty sweater! I have no brain cells for Faulkner right now- good for you for sticking with it. Maybe when the baby stops getting up for the day at 5:30 I may have a chance at "real" reading again. :)

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  9. Those colors are so lovely! The deep purples and browns are very November-looking to me.

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    1. that is why I am trying to finish it this summer so I have something new to wear in October and November-excited!

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  10. Your sweater is really coming along Karen! Pretty colours. I agree with Joy - very November looking indeed!

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  11. I love the color of your sweater. I've heard of I-cord, but have never seen it or even attempted it. Can't wait to see it.

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  12. I'm looking forward to seeing it! I love the yarn. And I might just be living through your finished objects a little while mine is progressing so slowly ;-)

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    1. You may live through me as needed!

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  13. Love that sweater! What a great colorway.

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  14. Ha, I think I haven't had to make any research on something I was reading since studying literature at Uni... Don't know if that is good or bad ;-P
    Loved your grey mitts from the last post, by the way! have a lovely day!

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    1. I did a quick google search, I count that as research :)

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  15. Beautiful! I love the yarn. And those mitts?? Stunning!

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  16. What a pretty color yarn. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  17. I look forward to the day that I will say I can easily cast on another three - your sweater is lovely!

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  18. I love your sweater and have fallen in love with your mitts - thank you for the ravelry link.
    thanks for stopping by my blog x

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  19. Faulker...the English teacher in me is impressed! I agree that he can be a bit challenging! Love your knitting project. Don't know if I already let you know, but I have started a new blog. Had to take the old one private due to some "cyber security" issues. Please feel free to visit, comment and follow my new blog if you would like. Have a great week!
    http://dayinthelife2013.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi Karen, Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
    The yarn you have used for your sweater is so lovely. Is it Malabrigo?
    I am certainly impressed by your tenacity in reading Faulkner, I confess to no such ability.
    Enjoy a beautiful week.

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  21. Such a beautiful yarn, can't wait to see it all finished up, it is going to be lovely.

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  22. OH an I cord finish...I have done that...so true, very tedious and a nice finish. I am with all the others this is a lovely yarn. Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment...feedback on patterns are so important. I will be giving away my blue and white Gnome hat once I check the pattern. So be sure to stop by and put your name in the pot.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The handmade Homemaker

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  23. Gorgeous colours in the yarn you're using for the pretty sweater.

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  24. I had to giggle about your "cheating" Karen.

    I didn't know that you can bind off with an i-cord. I'll be googling to find out how it's done. I'm sure that you'll sharing the finished sweater soon, so I'll have a good look to see the difference with your bind-off.

    Ahmad love his tie, and so I'm making him a linen one now and slowly reading the last few pages of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen whilst waiting in the hairdressers today, although I've already secretly started a new one.
    Have a good week
    debx

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  25. I've never done an i-cord bind off.. sounds intriguing!

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  26. I love your sweater! And I understand about reading slowly and needing some help! I had to read Ulysses once, and I am still really not convinced that I understood it at all! But I am glad you are enjoying it, and the tangled web that Faulkner weaves. My favorite section is Jason's:)

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  27. Love your sweater and the color is great. I-cord bind offs are nice;; can't wait to see the finish.

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