Yarn Along with the Shawl


I'm loving every single minute of my shawl.  The pattern is laminaria, many knitters have made it and now I can be included in the many.  I'm on the last chart and have about six rows to knit, they take forever now over 20 minutes.  And yes, I am still wondering if I'll have enough yarn or will I have to improvise the ending?  Stay tuned...I'm sure I'll think of something if there's a need.

Still reading Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and it's okay.  It's predictable and it seems the author threw in every controversial topic into the plot.  Yesterday I picked up another Anne Lamott book who I simply adore reading.  She never disappoints and this book I'm sure will entertain me and move me spiritually.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. I can not wait to see you shawl once it's blocked Karen, it is going to be an heirloom piece.

    I adore Anne Lamont too, thanks to you, so I will have to look for this book to add to my stack.

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  2. gosh that shawl is gorgeous!!! can't wait to see it DONE....and you are sooooo close!!!! I didn't blog about my reading book (only my listening one!)---reading the Interestings. Just started that one, too, but so far, I'm liking it. I HATE when they are predictable....and forced. I'll keep you posted on this one!

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  3. You must be really proud of yourself Karen it is gorgeous. I haven't heard of Anne Lamott, an excuse for a quick google search.

    Enjoy the last few rows.It's great that you've loved making it so much.
    Happy knitting.
    debx

    Oh forgot to answer your question, I'm making a La la's simple shawl that I saw over on Lori's blog an still reading 'Things I've been Silent About 'by Azar Nafisi, which is very insightful.

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  4. It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it.
    I've come across that Anne Lemott books before and always been interested. Maybe one of these days it wil make it's way into my pile :)

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  5. It's incredible- the color and texture is simply divine Karen...gee it even matches the cover of your book. What a beautiful shawl this is- will be.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  6. I love the color!! It's going to be so gorgeous when it's done.

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  7. I read one Picoult and it seriously dissapointed.
    Lamotte? Always good for the soul.
    XO

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  8. I hate the feeling of not knowing if you have enough yarn. I think I go through it on most projects! I am anxious to see it off the needles and blocked. I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous!

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  9. that shawl looks amazing and the color is perfect!! Can't wait to see it blocked and done...another gorgeous shawl for you to wear!!

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  10. Beautiful shawl! Gotta love those last few rows of a top-down triangular shawl .... :)

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  11. Your shawl looks like lots of little bubbles of sunshine, how fun to be knitting this gorgeous project.
    Enjoy the final rows.

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  12. The first Jodi Picoult I read was My Sister's Keeper and I loved it, but for me the rest of her books are just too predictable. I didn't even attempt her last one so I wouldn't be aggravated at the waste of my valuable reading time. Maybe you can knit faster so you don't run out of yarn ;)

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  13. I hope you have enough yarn to finish. This looks like it is going to be a beauty!

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  14. Beautiful shawl and yes, you can't beat Anne Lamott :-).

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  15. Ooh, what a gorgeous pattern. Crossing my fingers that you have enough yarn to complete x

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  16. I LOVE that color. It will be stunning this fall!

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  17. I LOVE Anne LaMott! She is one of my very favorite writers ever.

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  18. Beautiful shawl! Waiting for this finish !

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  19. I adore the yellow!!! Jodi Picoult's books I've not enjoyed of late and tend not to read any more, but I do sometimes wonder if I am missing out on something thanks for confirmation that I'm not.

    Love Leanne

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  20. Can't wait to see your finished shawl in that gorgeous yellow. I'm working on a sweater now that may be close on yardage. I'll cross my fingers for you. :-)

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  21. that shawl is looking wonderful. :) can't wait to see it all completed.

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  22. I am knitting Gansey hats and modifying a Rav pattern. I am reading a book about Sally Hemmings who was Jefferson's lover and slave. Its 800 pages and each sentence requires a bit of time to digest it. I hope to finish it THIS fall.

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  23. Oh that is beautiful Karen! It reminds me of Forsythia in the spring - my favorite!!

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  24. I love that shawl color!! I have not been reading since I finished "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag". Perhaps I'll pick something up this long weekend! all the best.

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  25. Your shawl looks ever so soft and pretty.

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  26. The shawl looks so pretty and you can almost see how soft the yarn is. I need to look through all the beautiful things you've knitted, maybe that'll help me get my knitting mojo back.

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  27. So pretty, looking forward to seeing your finished results. The color looks like summer sunshine. :-)

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  28. What a sunny yellow! Beautiful, friend!

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  29. Wow, those rows must seem a little bit endless sometimes.. I can't wait to see it finished!!

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  30. What a beautiful pattern and stunning colour.x

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  31. I love Anne Lamotte, too. Jodi's books kind of depress me so I steer clear! What a beautiful shade of yarn and that is looking to be another beauty! Wonderful for those much anticipated cooler temps. :o

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  32. oooooh, Karen... that Laminaria is going to be divine. Love that beautiful colorway! blessings ~ tanna

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  33. Your shawl looks amazing, cannot wait to see it when it is blocked, it will be a show stopper.

    I am currently reading the same book and I would agree, it is quite predictable and IMO very unlikely series of events.

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  34. Hope you have enough yarn, Karen! The shawl is going to be beautiful. I'm also working on a Jodi P book, Second Glance. It's kind of weird. Anne Lamotte is a wonderful writer, I agree! Might have to find that one.

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  35. Great color for your shawl, can't wait to see it when it is done!!

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  36. Oh Anne Lamotte is one of my very favorites. I am reading The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith. Lovely. And I love the color of that yarn!

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  37. love lamott! i think she has a new book releasing soon :)

    and that yarn color - you MUST tell me what it is.

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    1. alas, the name of the color is: L2040-not very original is it? The yarn is Manos Lace and I highly recommend it.

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  38. Love your shawl!! Can't wait to see it finished :)

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  39. Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl. What a lovely sunshiney colour.

    I've not joined in yarn along for a while, I was knitting something secret for my Dad for a gift so I couldn't show it and I'm knitting several baby washcloths which are all similar and not very exciting. I am looking forward to getting stuck into some 'proper' knitting again soon!

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  40. You are so fast! I have also been wanting to read more Lamott. She is so wonderfully honest. I have her latest by my bed, and I read a few pages before I tuck in for the night:)

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