Currently on the Needles


I honestly haven't much progress to show this week on my sweater.  I have an inch or two to go before I do the edging.  The edging will be an icord bind off, unless I change my mind again.  Next up will be the sleeves.  Oh and I did finish my shawl which you can read all about on this post.  I wore it two days ago and I just love it-so warm and bright!

I'm reading The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley and the start was so so.  However after a few chapters the plot has developed and I've been devouring the story.  I love books that go back in time to solve a family mystery and since I've been in a WW II mood, this one is heading back for some espionage in France. very exciting :)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love your cardigan Karen, truly I do. Did you write up the pattern as you have been knitting it? I would love to knit one too.

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  2. You and me both - not much sweater progress over here either. I'm hoping it will be a different story by next week.

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  3. I just learnt how to do an icord bind off at the end of last year and I love it!
    Looking forward to seeing your finished sweater :o)

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  4. me too.......my sweater is waiting for a button band and sleeves while I knit feverishly on the babies birthday sweater....oh well at least someone will have a sweater the end of the week!!

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  5. love that kind of book......i've also got the monument men on the bedside (have had the grands this week overnight so not much evening reading time!!!!) Haven't seen the big picture of the sweater in a while...it's really looking great!

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  6. Sounds like a really good book. I love stories that are devoured.

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  7. You always inspire me with your knitting projects! Makes me want to knit even more than I already do. ;-)

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  8. icord bind off…eesh! love you knitters!

    i just finished reading the buddha in the attic. beautiful, read like poetry {though an uncomfortable subject}

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  9. That sweater looks awesome! And the book sounds really good too. I love anything history related, so this would definitely be something I would enjoy I think!

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  10. Karen, you are such a speedy knitter! Projects come along so slowly for me these days. I'm nearly ready to pass my adopted blanket back to the daughter in law who will finish it; then I'll make quick work of three knits for the baby. :)

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  11. I like the color of that sweater. I was just telling a friend the other day, I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to knit a sweater. It would probably take me a year!

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  12. I love i-cord bind off's, they really finish of project nicely. Your sweater is looking great and I loved your Spring socks in the previous post

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  13. Your sweater is growing nicely. Love that color. I'm looking forward to seeing how the bind off works for you.

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  14. You know I love the colour of that yarn, your jumper is going to look amazing. I haven't heard of an icord bind off before...but only just learnt to make an icord last year. I must check for an on-line tutorial. I decided to make the Dolan hat as both you and Tracey suggested. I love it, and will be making lots more. I finished the Annabel sweater and will hopefully be making more of those as well. Now I'm just about to cast off a pair of really long writst-warmers to wear with a three quarter length sleeved jacket. And reading? I'm still loving Nathaniel Hawthorne's, House with seven gables...I'm enjoying it so much that it's a slow read, I really don't want it to finish. I'm sure you'll be sharing a picture of your completed sweater soon. Can't wait to see it.
    Happy knitting,
    debx

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  15. Your sweater looks like it is going to be so cozy!

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  16. Sounds like I have to put The Lavendar Garden on my to read list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  17. Pretty! I love historical novels too! And I sort of surprised myself a handful of years ago by realizing that I like ones set during war too. Maybe just because it is a time of great human strength in adversity. I need to get to the library--thanks as always for your recommendations!

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  18. The color of that Quince and Co is so beautiful and kelp is just the right name for it! I agree with Lisa - your slowest knitting is still faster than my fastest lately! haha!

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  19. Still working on the Downton Abbey Shawl and some other little things. Am reading 2 books, Steve Berry's The King's Deception and Jamie Ford's Song of Willow Frost. Both are good and very different from each other.

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  20. That books sounds very good. Let me know what you think. I love a good WWII thriller.

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  21. The book really sounds good. Your sweater is looking great Karen and I can't wait to see it finished :)

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  22. Love the color in your sweater, Karen. Very spring-like!

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  23. Gosh, it looks like you are making great progress to me! If a book can be judged by its cover, that looks like a lovely one. : )

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