Casting On with Big Needles


This weekend was super lazy, slow and kind.  Yesterday and today we were in no hurry to do much of anything.  I listened to podcasts and knit on my shawl.  I knit more on my shawl and read at the same time then bound off all those stitches.  Today I buried the threads and took some photos.

I attacked the crossword puzzles and sudokus, read the local paper that tends to be more gossip than news-still I can't help but read it.  THE cold front arrived and this morning there was a chill in the air that was welcomed.  Even Frodo lifted his little nose and squinted his eyes to take it all in.  When you squint your eyes, you can smell better.

I was successful in talking my husband into making a curry (read that I did not have to cook!) which we just ate, and we have leftovers for another day.  The kitchen is tidied up and I'm going back to my knitting in a bit.  Because of this meal my sore throat is almost gone.

Hold onto your hats (or britches) because I've cast on a project with size 10 needles, I KNOW! It's unheard of, it's a miracle and let me tell you, it is mighty fast knitting :)  More on that project some other day.

How was your weekend?
Joining Amanda


Comments

  1. Curry sounds so good right now, it's one of my favorites. I will have to keep in mind that it helps sore throats too ;)

    Well Karen, I am very curious about what is on your needles, size 10 is really big for you. I used a size 10 1/2 when I knit all the Annabel Cardigans, but that has been awhile. Right now size 6 seems to be the one I use all the time.

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  2. SIZE 10!!!!!!!! ??????????? inquiring minds NEED to know about this project!!! (I actually own some size 10 needles....I think I even own some 15s and maybe still have those 17s around----haven't seen any of them for YEARS!)

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  3. Size 10 needles? I don't think I own needles that big. ;-) Can't wait to see what you're making with them!

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  4. Sounds like such a nice, relaxing weekend. I love it. Have a great week.

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  5. What a lovely weekend and great that your husband cooked!
    I'm looking forward to finding out what you're doing with those larger needles :o)

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  6. I bet you are already finished the big needle project!
    Nice for you to have a meal cooked by your husband - even better that there are leftovers too xx

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  7. Sounds like the kinda weekend I need to recover from the weekend I had :)

    You have my craving curry now. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  8. Size 10? Yep - that project will go fast. Sometimes we need that! Sounds like your weekend was great. Hope the coming week is just as good!

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  9. when you squint your eyes you can smell better, can't you?

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  10. Size TEN?? Holy cow. :)

    Can't wait to see how it shapes up... xo

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  11. Oh, my, I can't wait to see what's on those size 10s. ;) They always feel like logs after working with smaller needles, but they do go FAST.

    I love being home, too, Karen. blessings ~ tanna

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  12. Frodo and I are buds, I squint my eyes when smelling the good stuff, too!

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  13. Ohhh I cannot wait to see the project. Big needles sound great to me right now

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  14. Does knitting with larger needles make your hands hurt less? I wonder... Impressed at your progress!

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  15. Cannot wait to see what you'll have for us on Wednesday...sounds like you've been enjoying a wonderful good time with your needles. And the curry sounds delicious. :)

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  16. Nice quiet weekend. Glad you're feeling better. I always look forward to seeing your new creations!

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  17. Sounds like the best of weekends! So cosy!

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  18. Curry... that you didn't have to cook. YUM! Glad you are feeling better. A little sore throat seems to come with those first cold nights. Size 10? It must feel like knitting with broomsticks! ;-)

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  19. I love curry, and it's one of my go-to meals for sure. Curry paste makes it so easy! Ohhh, exciting to work with big needles! I haven't used them in avery long time. I have been thinking of you, though, while I've been knitting in the middle of the night due to jet lag:)

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