Yarn Along and a Hat


My sweater is still on the needles, in fact I'm still on the first sleeve!  I continue to work on it a little bit each day so I'm making progress but it's slow progress.  So instead of focusing on the sweater sleeve construction, I cast on another project!  Doesn't everyone do that?  It's like starting a new dessert while another dessert is still available.  However, I will not throw my half eaten dessert (sweater) into the freezer (bottom of the knitting bag) to preserve it, promise.  My new project is a wurm hat and it will be the fifth time I've knitted it.  However I only own one since I keep giving them away.  Everyone should knit this hat at least once in their knitting lifetime.  Ravelry notes are here.

I finished The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner over the weekend.  It was a difficult read in the beginning but it was worth it.  I've never met more miserable characters in a long time.  I want to read it again but not for now, I need a break from thinking. If you're up for a reading challenge this is the book for you! This week's book is a non thinking book.  The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg is light and airy and it's perfect for entertaining me while I recover from Faulkner's vivid images and writing style.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Love the yarn Karen and yes I must have a go at that hat. My needles are empty at the moment and I'm longing to get some yarn to start the Clarity cargidan but we have a few DIY projects to do whilst Ahmad's on holiday so it might be a while before we can do any.

    Hope you enoy your new novel.
    debx

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  2. whoops I should have said "it might be a while before I can do any" Ahmad knitting? I don't think so....
    d

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  3. William Faulkner is one of my favorite Southern writers. But he's pretty intense isn't he?

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  4. Thanks for the book recommendation! I will put it in my que . . . she is one of my fav authors. I started The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan last week at the beach. I would highly recommend!

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  5. I love Elizabeth Berg books for the same reason - easy reads. Is that yarn Zitron Unisono?

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  6. Love the yarn and that hat, it is in my favourites so it is good to hear good things about it. Thank you for the book recommendation.

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  7. Wurm really is a great hat, isn't it??? I've only made one, but I'm sold on it!! Love the colors you chose. Of course, you cast on for something new!!! No explanation needed here! , believe me.

    I really like Elizabeth Berg, too.....not sure I could have stuck with William like you did. Maybe if the right mood hits....????

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  8. I am so smitten with your needles. As for reading, I am just finishing up The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and am savoring each last word. So beautiful! X

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  9. That does look like a fun hat to knit!

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  10. I do the same thing. I have this need for instant gratification and cast on something quick. Then I'll go back to the original project.

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  11. It's always fun to start something new, isn't it? I just finished The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman. It was sad but very good. Now I'm reading The Endless Forest by Sara Donati, the last in a good series that I started a long time ago. I, too, like Elizabeth Berg!

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  12. Thanks for the pattern link...will take your advice and knit one (fall is coming, right?). I currently have too many projects going and am looking forward to a slow August in which to knit by the river, or the lake while my kids swim. Btw, Kennywood was fabulous! :) ~Lisa

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  13. I am trying to focus on finishing the current projects on the needles instead of starting a new one. I bought the yarn, but am resisting for now. Mama needs to finish her own sweater before knitting for others again!

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  14. Love your yarn! I try not to take breaks from projects (it tends to just slow me down and I get nothing done instead of being refreshed to go back to my first project.) But I totally know the feeling... and did take a break on my FLS earlier and will probably take another at some point in the sleeves.

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  15. Have noted the hat pattern! do show us the final result! :) I can imagine that Sound and Fury is a very intense book!

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  16. I have put the hat in my queue on Ravelry. Hopefully, I'll be able to knit it sometime soon.

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  17. I love that yarn! It will make an amazing hat. :) Maybe I will make Wurms for the family for Christmas this year ...

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  18. I love the yarn you have for the hat. I spent some time touring your blog and found the Cinder Block cowl. It looks like something I may be able to tackle. I found your blog through Ginny's yarn along.

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  19. Yep!!! We all get impatient with long projects and must start a shorter one to keep our attention... Well, at least, I do!! the colors of your yarn are fabulous! :)

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  20. The dreaded sleeves - I know this all too well, as you know! You're coping with more grace than I did. Your hat looks like a great inbetween project to take the edge off.

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  21. I am just peeking in on everyones progress this Wednesday. I should be working on my Grocery bag rug...yes frugal me is knitting with plastic bags.
    Keep on Knitting.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie - The Handmade Homemaker

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  22. A little a day sounds like my kind of plan. Loving the colours,

    Nina x

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  23. You know I have the wurm pattern saved, I've printed it for my Mom, but I have yet to knit one for myself. Hmm.

    I like the colors in the yarn you're using!

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  24. Merely a palate cleanse between courses... ;) Faulkner is heavy reading. His stream of consciousness requires concentration from the rest of us. I loved seeing your beautiful yarns in baskets. Must bring you joy every time you see them. blessings ~ tanna

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  25. What pretty yarn!

    Yes, Faulkner is pretty heavy. The only other author I can think of who's as oppressive and heavy is Thomas Hardy. Your new book sounds light and fun - will look into that as that's the only thing my mushy mama brain can handle these days :)

    Bea's kaftan STILL on the needles over here, but getting there...hoping to finish it by her second birthday :)

    Happy knitting! :)

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  26. Looks like your Wurm will be gorgeous colours. sleeves will wait, your sweater will be ready when the weather cools.
    Enjoy the lighter reading.

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  27. I would buy that book just for the cover. And the Wurm has been queued! Can't wait to see yours knit up in that yarn.

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  28. I went to your Ravelry link and I do love that hat! Thanks for the pattern recommendation - what do you love about this particular pattern? The process or the finished product?

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    1. It's a lovely construction and the way it slouches on the head is perfection! I have a green one that I wear all the time in the winter, it stays where I put it and it's warm :)

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  29. I am just drooling over that yarn--it is fabulous! I had to laugh, as I too am always starting new projects. Our guest bed is covered with works in progress, and sometimes I actually have to take a good look to remind myself of what I've got going. The allure of the new is never-ending! But that's not a bad thing. I know, Faulkner does specialize in misery. Good for you for reading something to brighten your spirit! I just started reading a Greek travelogue, and I am loving it:)

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  30. Oh yes! I do that Karen, in fact I've done it again now! Busy with a big project and have cast on a small. I call it motivation :o)

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  31. Lovely yarn, and I must try that hat...one day :)

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  32. Isn't it funny how our reading vacillates between thinking and non-thinking material. I do the same thing. Oh, Karen, first the citron and now wurm-must you keep bringing up patterns deep in my queue.

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  33. I was "gifted" that hat by Rachel over at House Full of Jays. I love the hat she made me!

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