Currently on the Needles


While I was in a bookstore (again) trying not to buy any books (again), I came across this one and had to buy it for two reasons.  First the cover art just seemed to be spring/summer like and secondly the back summary sounded so interesting.  I believe the book will be a light read, since it is written in a series of letters, memos and quick little paragraphs here and there.  I'll let you know when I read further into the book.

On the needles is something new!  I have a halfhearted goal of always having socks on the needles, however I'm in need of some gloves (yes! gloves).  Since socks and gloves are knit on double pointed needles, I consider gloves to be socks for your hands.  I'm knitting with some very old stash yarn, I dare to guess 7 to 10 years in the stash?? The sock is wildfoote, a lovely sock yarn and the pattern is knotty which I've knit before as seen here. My other halfhearted goal is to knit from my stash and this project achieves that goal once again.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I've read that book so we will have to 'talk' when you are finished.
    Gloves!! I've never knit gloves so it's going to be fun to watch yours unfold.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  2. I've read that book too. I loved the style, it was a quick and very entertaining read. I "talked" with Tracey about it too... Actually, this book is the reason that I'm so into watching TED talks, because that one talk kept being mentioned, LOL!
    Have a lovely day!!

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book, will have to be on the lookout for it. Yay for stash finds, love the color of your yarn!

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  4. I've heard very good things about that book. I'll have to check it out of my library someday.

    I've had the Knotty gloves in my queue for a while now, too. Can't wait to see the finished results.

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  5. Your book sounds like one I would like too. Going to keep an out for it. I really like the color of your yarn. Hope your day goes well.

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  6. You're right the cover art is very appealing! I'm looking forward to see the finished gloves :)

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  7. wildfoote is such a workhorse of a yarn….I've got some kicking around in my stash, too!!!! Great color for gloves!! Hoping you like that book better than I did. :(

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  8. Well done knitting from stash! I'm looking forward to hearing more about the book. I generally really like the letter, memo, jotty kind of format.

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  9. I love the color!
    In a high school SPanish test I could not remember the word for socks so I wrote "gloves of the feet." I totally didn't get credit and probably gave Senora the biggest laugh of the year. But I figured that if I had been talking to a Spanish speaker they would have known what I meant. Laughed their butt off but understood. (And now I will never forget that it is "caletines.")

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  10. love the yarn. looks like so amazing gloves shall be knit. and the book does look interesting can't wait to hear what you think.

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  11. I *love* that book--it's so clever and really funny. I laughed out loud so many times. Can't wait to see your *gloves* (that's something I've never attempted to knit!). Have a great day, Karen. ♥

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  12. I have been knitting mittens for some workshops I'll be doing later in the year and I have been thinking the same thing about the similarity to socks!
    Your book looks really interesting.

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  13. I thought Bernadette was a fun book, but it also made me think; I love it when I can find a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your gloves. I've never tried them because I've always found the prospect of fingers a bit daunting and fiddly, but I know you're up to the challenge!

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  14. The first two thirds of the book made me grumpy, but the final third made the rest worthwhile.

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  15. That was a fun read, I hope you enjoy it! Great glove color...
    Hannah

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  16. So I'm not the only person with some very old stash yarn. Great color for gloves. Hope you enjoy your book. It sounds interesting.

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  17. I keep hearing good things about that book, I might download it on my Kindle and give it a try!
    That yarn is a lovely colour- can't wait to see the gloves!

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  18. Looks like an interesting book! I always fall victim to trying not to buy new books at the bookstore but let's face it...we all love books. I think they just make your home feel good!

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  19. Yes the cover of that book is very summer-like and looks very inviting. I am in need of some mittens myself and maybe i will actually knit some soon! It's always fun having something different on the needles.

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  20. Not sure why but the book cover makes me think of breakfast at Tiffany's.I love the yarn colour and I think that gloves are almost socks.

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  21. I work at Microsoft and after I read that book, I felt like it was "The Help" of Microsoft. She nailed the culture of the company, SPOT ON! Enjoy.

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  22. I too love the color and think I am aways drawn to fall colors. Right now I am working on my first sock. I did figureless glove this year. I also have a poncho going for next fall. I'm listening to Outlander (read it the first time) since Starz is doing it this summer. I'm reading Rose Garden at night and The Tsar's Daughter during the day. Looking forward to some warmer weather but don't see it on the horizon.

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  23. Karen, what a pretty color yarn. I can knit with two needles but I see you are using four of them. Yikes! Maybe I'll get there one day. :-)

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  24. I haven't read that book but it's on my list! I headed to the library this morning and picked up The Time Traveler's Wife, which was recommended to me by several people lately. I hope it's a good one!

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  25. The book sounds interesting. I think I have some of the same yarn, different color, in my stash. Need to do a little search. :-)

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  26. I really enjoyed that book! It did go quickly, but I also devoured it - enjoy!

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  27. Hmmm...seems everyone has enjoyed that book, I will have to look it up :) Happy glove knitting.

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  28. You're in for a rollicking good time with Bernadette! She'll keep you laughing and guessing through the whole story!

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  29. Ooooh, can't wait to see your gloves. I agree... hand socks. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  30. I'll be interesting in what you think of that book; my daughter liked it much more than I did. It is a quick read though and does keep you guessing. Are you using the Knotty pattern for your gloves? I made socks with that yarn in a multi. Good work knitting from the stash!

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  31. What a pretty pattern and way to go knitting from your stash! The cover of your book really does look like summer.

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  32. I gave that book in audio on a winter of Discontent swap this year. Let me know if its good.
    Im reading blogs, and Im' knitting a shawl I almost ripped out a month ago

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  33. I'm knitting a cowl and some socks.
    Loved the book -- so did the rest of my book group. It's an easy read, but very well done.

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  34. I saw some one reading that on the airplane recently. I can't believe you've had yarn in your stash that long! I was sure you go through yarn like crazy!

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  35. I always say I need to knit from my stash, but then somehow, my stash keeps getting bigger. Hmmm...

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  36. The cover looks awesome- I would buy the book because of it. Pretty yarn color Karen.
    I am starting a new book- " Glitter and glue " - looking forward to it.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    xo

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  37. I'm trying to finish knitting my first sock for my husband, it taken me abit longer but I'm enjoying the process. I haven't had the time lately to read a book but been reading blogs instead.
    I love the colour of your yarn :)

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