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My knitting has taken a drastic turn.  I finished the orange sweater and just didn't like it so it's sitting on the counter in time out and when I have time I will frog it.  This post goes into the reasons why.  I am at peace with my decision.  So I've been working on my shawl and am nearly at the half way point!  I also am decreasing the top of this hat which is a test knit for a friend on ravelry.

I continue to read Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik and it's good,  sometimes it goes a little slow but then there is always something that happens in the plot that makes me want to keep reading.  That is a sign of a good book!

Apologies for two photos, but I forgot the hat when I took the above photo and I'm sure most of you are having the problem of remembering to take photos during the daylight hours!  The evenings are creeping up into the afternoon :) Oh and Frodo says "hello".

What are you knitting and reading this week?  Joining Ginny



Comments

  1. Isn't it nice to have other projects to keep us company when one project lets us down?
    I love that hat and am off to check your ravlery page, I want to knit one too :)

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  2. It's your day today....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have the best day and eat lots of birthday cake.

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  3. Both colors of yarn in your projects are gorgeous, Karen! Today? Happy Birthday wishes in order? If so please consider yourself wished a very special day! Spend it knitting all. day. long. :)

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  4. Your shawl is the perfect Christmas colour :o) - I too am running out of daylight hours to snap some pics! I ALWAYS seem to remember once the sun is slipping it's way towards the horizon!

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  5. ohh that hat looks very interesting! Let us know when the pattern is out!!

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  6. Yet again, you picked colors I absolutely adore!! :-) The hat pattern looks great and I can't wait to see the finished shawl.
    Have a very happy birthday, filled with lots of good and happy things!

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  7. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a fabulous one!!!
    I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday, but I frogged a whole sweater once. I didn't like the fit at all and knew I would never wear it. I think it pained my husband a whole lot more then me when I was frogging. But since then it's become a few other projects that have been used (and I got more knitting time without buying and new yarn for a bit!)
    I love the color of the shawl you are working on now!

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  8. Look at you go on that shawl :-) And Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true Karen!

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  9. The yarn colors for your shawl are so pretty, Karen. I''m looking forward to seeing the finished hat. And most of all, have a very Happy Birthday!

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  10. I hate frogging. Sorry. But it is good to come to terms with it before you go to all the work. Less tears that way. :)

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  11. i use to just deal with projects that didn't turn out just right... now i frog stuff. it seems a waste to have lovely yarn sitting in a piece of something i don't like. lol
    love the shawl.

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  12. Daylight hours become a commodity this time of year. It's always wonderful to see Frodo! Moxie says "hi".

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  13. I had a shawl like that. It hurt so much to frog it after all that work!

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  14. Both of those projects look so perfectly lovely! And your house looks so cozy too:)

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  15. Oh, my goodness, Karen. I marvel at your willingness to frog that sweater. Oh, such a lot of work. But, you are absolutely right when you know what you will like and what you won't. Cheers for you, my friend. I love the look of your new projects! =) I'll be looking forward to seeing what the sweater yarn becomes... blessings ~ tanna

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  16. I completely understand being at peace with frogging a project that didn't quite meet expectations. It's a refreshing feeling!
    I love the colour of your shawl :)

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  17. love the hat!! hi, Frodo....Freddy is poised on our sofa in just about the same pose!!

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  18. Happy birthday!!! I love that yarn for the shawl, and the yarn for the hat is pretty yummy too :)

    Hope you are having the most wonderful day.

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  19. How brave to frog a project! I admire your persistence to get it just right.

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  20. Beautiful hat! I am struggling to remember each week to photograph during daylight! The last few YA posts I did were flash photography at night after my kids go to bed. I was SO proud of myself for remembering to take a pic on Tuesday afternoon!
    You are smart to frog that sweater if you just don't like it that much! Brave soul.

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  21. Sorry about your sweater! That was a hard decision, I'll bet. I sure do like the shawl though, and it's looking like you're going to have enough of the hat yarn? I'm reading Inferno by Dan Brown; it's interesting.

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  22. Love the shawl! Another pretty orange yarn. It must be a great color for you!

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  23. aw too bad you have tp frog it! but if you are at peace with your decision at least that's better :P
    I like the shawl so far!

    Lisa
    www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

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