Yarn Along


I am ready to start the lace portion of this shawl that is a super secret holiday knit.  I love keeping secrets and so far I love knitting this shawl.  Yesterday I cast on three other projects and I posted about them here.  I am back to having four projects which is the ideal number for me.  I think my knitting bag gets lonely when there is just one.

Ha!  Can you believe I have a different book this week?  Yes, I finished Little Women and reading it a second time was just as good as the first time around if my memory is right.  So I haven't much to say about my new book The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton since I've only started last night.  I'm sure this book will take me a few weeks to read as well.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Karen, the yarn for the shawl is absolutely beautiful. I can imagine how soft the yarn must be just from seeing the picture. I want you to know that you inspire me! I crochet rather than knit and had pretty much given up the idea of doing any crocheted gifts for Christmas this year. But after seeing all of your lovely work I looked up some patterns the other day and will be purchasing some yarn tomorrow so I can get started! Thanks so much!

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  2. I'm anxious to get some Christmas knitting done. As soon as I get this sweater done I'm making my list and starting. Did you make that project bag? It's so pretty! And as always - your yarn is gorgeous.

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  3. We have to keep our knitting bags from getting lonely! I'm better with one at a time, but had to cast on a second take-along project that didn't require counting. That yarn looks lovely; I can't tell if it's purple, gray or both, but it is stunning. I haven't read any Kate Morton yet, but have The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton, so I'll be glad to hear your thoughts. Happy secret knitting!

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  4. Grrrr I just posted a longish comment & I think the computer ate it. I'll just sum it all up by saying "I love the yarn & the project bag!) :-)

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  5. I love Little Women, I always wanted to be Jo.

    I'm knitting for Christmas already. I'd like to make something for several people, but probably need to be more realistic. I don't knit very fast, and I can't spend ALL my time knitting, much as I would like to sometimes.

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  6. Oh, super secret Christmas knitting is so much fun!

    I am just about finished listening to The Secret Keeper on my ipod and I must say it is one of the best books, I love it!

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  7. If your Kate Morton is anything like the other ones, it'll be great! I love the secret project... Hoping you will be able to share it someday!

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  8. I finally finished my blanket out of sock yarn scraps and now I'm ready to move on to a "real" knitting project again! I've decided to knit a shawl as a Christmas present for our neighbor and now I just need to decide on a pattern....

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  9. I love your shawl colorway- in fact I'm almost certain I have socks in that same yarn! Kollage? Pretty project bag too!

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  10. I love the colors in your yarn! That book is definitely on my list. I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden.

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  11. that's a lovely shade of grey for the shawl....good luck with the lace section. :)

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  12. loved the book....love the shawl (especially the color...hee, hee!!!! it photoed GREYish purple!!!)

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  13. beautiful yarn! I'm not sure I'll get around to knitting for Christmas this year. Right now I just can't be bothered. Do let us know how the book its. I like the cover of it.

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  14. So glad that four is the perfect number for someone... ha! Of course, it's you :) Four for me? Not so much...just the two I'm back and forth on is working perfectly right now. Love, love, love that gray colorway. ~Lisa

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  15. Love the pretty yarn for your shawl. The Secret Keeper is on my list. After reading yesterday's post, I did a deep stash dive to find a long neglected blue yarn and signed up for a Hat KAL to start some Christmas knitting. Thanks for the nudge to get me started! :-)

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  16. Your yarn looks beautiful. looking forward to seeing how the shawl comes out.

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  17. I love Little Women. I also loved The Secret Keeper. I love all of Kate Morton's books. I like the way she tells stories. :)

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  18. The Secret Keeper I enjoyed - I've read a few books now by Kate Morton - worth reading her other ones if you enjoy this one.
    Love Leanne

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  19. Yay! Beautiful yarn! I am in the middle and yet the beginning of Christmas knits too!

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  20. I just started Christmas knitting as well.... but I keep getting distracted with other projects!

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  21. I need to get a move on with my holiday knitting but there are so many things I want to knit for myself ~ oh, to be selfish!

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  22. Love the color of the shawl! I doubt I'll get much holiday knitting one this year but we'll see. :)

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  23. Oooo, you secret shawl is coming along nicely! I have that book on my to-read list--let me know how you like it. : )

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  24. Secret Christmas knitting is the best :)

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  25. It's hard to hide secret knitting projects...but good fun. Your novel is an appropriate choice...may give you some tips on secret keeping...

    Like you I've started some socks too and am still loving the reluctant tourist and savouring the pages.

    Enjoy all your lovely projects.
    debx

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  26. I love how the book cover and yarn compliment each other! The beginning of this October has all the knitters I know in an excited state. Happy Knitting.

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  27. That's such a pretty color on the shawl. I didn't know Kate Morton had a new book; thanks for the info!

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  28. Four. Hmmm... I think by the end of this week, I will have four started. That's not my usual... two is about all I like at once. LOL! I can't wait to see this shawl! blessings ~ tanna

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  29. Beautiful yarn and such a yummy color! I love Kate Morton's books and this one is a fav.

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  30. Such a pretty shawl, Karen! I wonder who the lucky recipient will be??? Guess we'll have to wait for a couple of months to see :) Love the knitting frenzy you've got going on!

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  31. You are making me pine after Little Women, after so many years! Your photo is very pretty, and the shawl, beautiful.

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  32. Lovely color for a shawl! Four projects... wow! I poke along with one at a time. :-)

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  33. that is a good book but then all of kate morton's books have been highly enjoyable ;-)

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