Currently On the Needles



I'm making great progress on my shawl, the pattern is etched in my memory and I can pick it up and knit away happily with little snags.  This is not autopilot knitting but I don't need full concentration either.  I'm thrilled to be in a happy knitting place.  I love completing a repeat which takes longer and longer as the shawl continues to grow.  This shawl is just perfect for winter storm knitting.  Lucky for me, there is a storm outside today with inches of snow tipping down.

Ah, my reading is interesting.  Nella Last's War is a compelling read but not a fast read.  I am reading this near the end of the day and after a few pages I'm tired and ready for bed.  I love her point of view of the war.  She is my age with two adult boys who are involved in serving for the war.  Her feelings, her strength during challenges is moving.  I believe if I met her today we would be fast friends.

What are you knitting and reading this week ?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love this shawl you are working on . What a beautiful color! Sounds like an interesting book. I will keep my eyes open for it. Thanks and enjoy what's left of the week!

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  2. That shawl is awesome! I love the pink! I think I might start a shawl for myself...probably by the time I am done it will be winter again :-)

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  3. Such a great looking shawl! The color is just right to add a little pep to these dreary days.

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  4. Such a pretty knit Karen, I love that color of pink.
    I am going to have to look for that book, it's one I haven't heard of before, but one I think I would really enjoy.

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  5. What a beautiful color. I agree with Anke, it's a perfect color for the gray outside. We are getting slammed with a storm today too. It started about 4 this morning, we already have about 4 inches of snow, it is now sleeting/raining. they say it will probably switch back to snow for a bit before going to all rain. Blech. Now that you've had your daily RI weather report, you can go back to knitting ;-)

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  6. I just love that shawl and that colour is gorgeous, perfect to brighten up winter days.

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  7. what a happy knit for a dreary winter….love the color!

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  8. I love not-quite-autopilot patterns. My Epic is like that. The color is perfect!

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  9. Your shawl is beautiful. Love the bright color! Perfect for the gray skies we seem to be having lately!

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  10. Beautiful shawl! I am impressed if you have that pattern committed to memory. It looks complex! Good job.

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  11. That is going to be such a warm and cozy shawl. I love when I can memorize a pattern. It really makes me want to knit. Enjoy the snowfall today!

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  12. Such a bright, beautiful color for such a wintery day. :-)

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  13. It's coming along beautifully, and it's nice that the pattern is easy enough to be calming but not too boring that you tire of it. It's good too that you can relate to the character in your book. The characters in mine are very different to me but like you I'm reading slowly, purely because I'm enjoying reading so much that I don't want it to end.
    I'm working on the annabel pullover again. It's so lovely and easy too.
    Keep warm.
    debx

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  14. I'll have to look up that book at the library; thanks for sharing. :) Such pretty pattern for a lovely shade of rosy pink. We are expecting snow this weekend -- finally. They're saying more than we've had in years, and we just don't get very much here as we're low enough in elevation even though we're in the Cascades. The kids are excited and so am I. Let it snow!

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  15. Very pretty shawl. That is a great pattern. I rarely trust myself when completing a pattern. It is nice that you can easily return to it.

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  16. lovely shawl! You are so very right, there is nothing better than when you memorize the pattern, makes it such a relaxing a fun knit

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  17. Beautiful! Love the color. At the moment we have sunny skies, but we're hopeful for a storm later this week.

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  18. Sounds like the best kind of knitting... I love the color you've chosen!

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  19. That is one of the things I dislike about shawl knitting. The longer it gets the longer it takes to complete a row and I feel like I"m not making progress. I love the color you've chosen!

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  20. Such beautiful coloured yarn, your shawl's going to look great when it's finished :)

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  21. It's been snowing here all day, too, and guess what I've been doing? Yup. Knitting! Your shawl is coming along beautifully. I can't wait to see it when it's all blocked and finished. I'm still reading the novel about Robert Louis Stevenson's marriage--it's really good.

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  22. Oh, so beautiful! I am starting The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and am quite excited to sink into the sofa with a warm cup of tea. XO

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  23. That looks like a perfect Valentine's shawl, Karen! Our thermometer has taken a nosedive, no snow though but lots of celebrating in downtown Seattle today in the cold. I'm about to start The Orchardist.

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  24. Such a beautiful colour. I had stages in the shawl I am knitting now like that, when I could knit without concentrating too hard, I still make mistakes tho'! Hope your storm is short lived.

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  25. what a gorgeous shawl.......such a pretty pop of color for this colorless time of year! And the pattern is so pretty!

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  26. Oh, you know I love that color!! =) I've started back to work on a shawl I started Jan. 2 then ditched for the big crochet adventure. LOL! I'll admit... I love getting back to my lace... but the bobble business is more fun in crochet. LOL! Enjoy your storm knitting and stay warm! blessings ~ tanna

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  27. That's a lovely colour, Karyn. One of these days I'm going to knit myself a shawl, I'll be asking you for recommendations for a pattern that's not too complicated :)

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  28. Knitting a simple shawl and reading a simply book MANHUNT. Its way predictable and sappy but I'm reading it!

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  29. What a beautiful color yarn for your shawl. I love knitting a cheerful color when it's gray outside.

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  30. I'm knitting nothing and reading...well...trying to find time in the eve to read Cutting For Stones. Have you read it? xoxo
    c

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  31. Your knitting projects (both of them) are gorgeous, as always!

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  32. What a gorgeous color! I can't tell if it is a fuchsia or a red. Regardless, lovely!

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