Currently on the Needles


Surprise!  New book and new project :)  Yes I'm still making progress on this sweater and this shawl.  But for some strange reason, I felt like starting another pair of socks this time for me!  No ravelry page as of yet, but soon.  The yarn is online supersocke.  The sad news is yesterday at the very end of the day my left hand started to ache.  So much so that I think I need to ease up on the knitting for a few days.

I have no idea why it hurts but I am suspecting the cotton (yes the dreaded cotton grr) yarn I was knitting with for my swap partner caused some strain.  Fingers crossed it's temporary.

I'm still reading Nella Last's War but nearly finished.  I am enjoying the book but it is slow going for me.  So last night I decided to start The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley.  To early to opine but it's also set partially in WWII.  This book is set in the present day and visiting the past to solve a mystery kind of book.  I do enjoy solving past mysteries and family secrets!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. yummy sock yarn! I am finding it good to have some socks going at all times ...they are so easy to pick up and just knit! I'm looking forward to getting lots of knitting done while the next storm blows through! Stay warm!!

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  2. I such pretty, spring like yarn! I am sorry about your hand. I haven't been doing much knitting this week. My right thumb is very sore from knitting & writing. I think there's some arthritis in it :-(

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  3. Hope your hand is feeling better soon!!!! blessings ~ tanna

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  4. I love online supersocke and have made some socks from it.
    Sorry to hear about your hand, hope it will get better soon.

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  5. Such pretty sock yarn! I'm finding that I have to nurse my left hand with all the stockinette in my current project. I actually fell asleep last night and didn't knit a stitch. I'm sure this cold weather isn't helping either.

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  6. I do hope your hand is better soon Karen, that is no fun. The first thing I thought when I saw your photo is that your yarn matches your book. I hope you are safe and warm with this storm approaching, all I am getting is rain.

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  7. Oh, that pesky cotton! I hope you're back on top knitting form soon.
    I have just received some sock yarn called Lavender Fields and it's exactly the colours in your book cover.
    Loving the colour of your sweater project.

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  8. Oh dear, hope your hand feels better soon. I don't like knitting cotton much for the same reason :-S

    Love your sock yarn, very Spring-like

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  9. I hope your hand feels better soon! I would love to know what you think of the book. I have it on my shelf.

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  10. Beautiful sock yarn! I hope your hand feels better soon, until then take it easy on the knitting. I know, easier said than done... ;-)

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  11. Oh sorry about your hand. I know how you must feel. I cut my left thumb on Sunday quite badly and it's really hindered my knitting. I'm going to try and have another go tonight but I'm struggling a bit. Mine isn't at all painful though. I feel so sorry for you. Enjoy your book, I love mysteries too.
    Happy reading.
    deb

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  12. Such pretty sock yarn!! I hope your hand feels better soon so you can get back to your regular knitting!

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  13. Sorry about your hand. Your sock yarn is really pretty. The book your reading now sounds like it would be light enough for me to read.

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  14. NO WAY.....I just finished those very socks...with online supersocke !!!!!!! Take it easy with your hand---cotton can be so hard on them; that, and larger needles. I can never figure out how people knit with those big things---they really make my hands hurt a LOT.

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  15. Sock knitting is in the air... Hope your hand is recovered soon. :)

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  16. Oh man ... every time my hands hurt from/while knitting I get paranoid that I'll have to give knitting up forever and ever. I hope your pain eases up soon! The color of your sock yarn reminds me of spring. :)

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  17. Love the spring-y yarn! I hope your hand is feeling better!

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  18. Love the cheerful, spring colors for your sock. Cotton yarn is really hard on my hands too. I usually use a larger needle than recommended when I can and that helps some. The Lavender Garden sounds interesting.

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  19. Take care of your hand, Karen- you need it! Cotton is notorious for causing hands to ache. I love your yarn and it is going to knit up beautifully. :)

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  20. I am also knitting socks and just finished a Civil War novel.

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  21. I will knit socks forever...there is no reason not to make one more pair for myself, all the time! :)

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  22. Love that sock yarn. Hope that wrist feels better soon.

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  23. Can't wait to hear your take on the new book. I love WWII books and am always looking to add them to my queue. Hope your hand starts to feel better. That's not fun not being able to knit.

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  24. Still reading the evanovich book: Manhunt;. it is silly but an easy read.

    Knitting a hat but first a headband. Then knit options include a shawl on the needles or a vest that make my arm hurt..I have to pace myself on the vest. Cotton yarn ALways upsets my joints

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  25. The colors are so beautiful! I hope your hand feels better soon.

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  26. Oh I hate knitting injuries. There is nothing worse.

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  27. That is lovely sock yarn, hope your hand feels better soon :)

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  28. After I worked on my current projects today I cast on a sock too! Just needed another size to work with.
    Hope your hand plays nice soon.

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  29. Great sock yarn. I know what you mean about Nellie Last’s War, I love it but gets kinda slow. I too have to throw in some other reads. get better soon!

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  30. You've gone and coordinated your yarn to your book cover -- clever thing, you! Both look cheerful and engaging, just perfect for February. Perhaps some arnica cream for your hand?

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  31. Hope your hand is feeling better today, Karen. Fun socks! I'm reading The Orchardist and enjoying it.

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