Currently on the Needles


I'm nearly finished with the book Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple.  I've enjoyed the story immensely and although I was skeptical of how the novel was written by memos, letters, and documents, I quickly adjusted and found the format entertaining.  I have no idea what I'll be reading after this, still mulling my options.

My knotty gloves are making slow but happy progress.  I've nearly completed the first cuff cabling pattern and will be knitting the hand and thumb gusset soon.  My color affection shawl is one inch away from casting off.  Each row takes quite a bit of time-I love that the most about shawl knitting!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Ooh love that colour. I'm glad that you enjoyed your book, I've sometimes had problems with novels that kind of letter/email writing format too. I'm reading another Anne Tyler novel at the moment and knitting simple projects like wash cloths. Nothing too complicated.
    Wow that was quick with the shawl. I look forward to seeing it soon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your gloves (both the pattern and the yarn) look wonderful! I'll be interested to see what you read next. I almost always have a fiction book on hand, but currently I can't find one I really want to spend time with. Also, I love your salt & pepper shakers!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your knotty gloves, are they cabled? I really like the look of the pattern.
    And I agree with you about shawl knitting, I am so close to being done with my travel shawl, but each row take a little time to complete.

    ReplyDelete
  4. those knotty gloves look lovely.....another pattern to go check out!!! Another color affection almost done?? Can't wait to see it!! What's lined up next for your spring time knitting? Can't wait to find out!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. loving that pattern----and color----for the gloves! Do you use 'glove needles' for the fingers? I used to, but found that I really just like the long dps just as well. Happy dancing for the color affection….a ta-dah moment later this week, maybe???

    ReplyDelete
  6. The gloves are going to be perfect, I love the color! Hopefully you won't need to wear them this spring anymore though... ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the knotty gloves pattern. Your comment about the length of the rows in a shawl is one of the reasons I have been wary of trying one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those knotty gloves look lovely! I have been umming and aaahing over what to pop on the needles next - those gloves might just be it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those gloves are divine! I'm going to have to queue them!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your gloves and I love the color! Glad to hear you liked the book.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love those gloves! I love doing cables, makes the knitting so much more interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the gloves. 2 of my favorite things - cables and orange! I think I would like that book. Going to check it out at the library.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I had the same reaction when I read 84 Charing Cross Road. It's all letters but I really got into the flow and ended up really enjoying the book. I'll have to check out Where'd You Go Bernadette!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Placing a hold on that book finally - it sounds like a potentially fun read right now! Your gloves are really pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm glad you enjoyed your book. I love how everything looks so spring-like in your picture.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful work! Im impressed. Just finished The Beast in the Garden….it was an amazing book. I highly recommend it. Non fiction

    ReplyDelete
  17. LOVE the colour of your wool perfect for autumn. I'm looking forward to reading the book you shared it's on my list. Thanks. (shared on blog today a cowl daughter finished - she's the knitter around here - I think you will like it.) love leanne

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lovely little pumpkin colored mitts you've got on the needles; I sure hope you won't be needing them until next Sept. or Oct, though!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Those gloves are gorgeous! I hear you on the shawl knitting as you reach the end, I finished mine up a few weeks ago but that last little bit took quite some time.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great cables in the pattern and I love that color. Can't wait to see the Color Affection.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Both Knotty and Color Affection are on my to-do list. The latter is started but sidetracked for some reason. I'm reading Blood and Beauty at the moment for our book club and also just got The Storied Life of AJ Fickry which I heard about on NPR and read a few pages. It's going to be great.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your photo makes everything look so bright and Spring like.
    I'm knitting a shawl this week too :)
    Have a beautiful week.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love the happy colour and pretty knot of your mitt.
    Enjoy whatever you decide to read.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Those mitts do look cheerful and fun! I can't wait to see your Color Affection---I'll bet the grays are gorgeous together. I just had to order extra yarn for mine, so I hope the dye lots work, and I wish I had a more neutral color scheme, but we'll see.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Now I definitely have to read that book when I see it at the library.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Can't wait to see your CA. =) These gloves are going to be so beautiful!! Karen, I love that little pair of salt and pepper shakers! So cute! blessings ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would think that gloves would be hard to knit...those fingers!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love the pattern and colors! I actually just finished reading that book too! I had a similar reaction--I was kind of annoyed by the first section, but after that I found it really interesting and heartwarming.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love the color of the yarn you're using :) and I always loved cables but I'm still a little bit shy about them - I need to try more patterns with cables included... :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. I absolutely love the colour on your knotty gloves!

    ReplyDelete
  31. This pattern is amazing! Love it!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Your comments are welcome as long as they are relevant to the post, thank you for visiting and sharing your ideas.

Popular Posts