Currently on the Needles


As of this morning, I am faced with knitting the thumb! I am so excited to be nearing the end of this fun knit :)  I believe that knitting a glove is just as easy as knitting a sock.  All you need is two sets of dpns and the best part is you can fit the glove to your hand to know how long each finger is to be!  If you haven't knit gloves before I highly suggest this pattern.  Ravelry notes are here.

Can you believe I'm on another book?  I know, there must be something wrong with me.  I finished Mary Oliver's A Thousand Mornings poetry collection over the holiday weekend.  I loved the poems and the way she sees the world.  This collection is a great way to dip your toes into the poetry waters. I continue to read David Copperfield on my Ipad and have been enjoying the story.

The book in the photo is really captivating even though I'm in the beginnings.  Again, I shamelessly chose this book initially from the cover art but the blurb on the back sealed the purchase.  The story is still unfolding and for now I'm happy with the pace and the way the author is unveiling the plot.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


Comments

  1. The gloves look lovely. I love checking in with what your reading because I usually add it to my list. I am always looking for book recommendations.

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  2. I have not knitted gloves before but as usual when I visit here and see your projects you are making me want to!! Yours look lovely!!

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  3. That book is truly one of the best I have ever read.

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  4. They are coming along great. I definitely will have a go at them later in the year,now that I've heard your recommendations Karen. I do exactly the same with books choices...I initially go for the colours and artwork. I'm glad that you are enjoying the read too.
    debx

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  5. Looking at your beautiful gloves makes me want to try my hand at a pair. It'll have to wait until fall though, right now I don't want to knit something that reminds me of the cold winter we had. ;-)

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  6. Beautiful gloves! I'm currently queueing potential mitten and glove patterns for fall and this one has made it on the list after watching your work. :)

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  7. oh, those gloves look lovely!! I am hoping to learn sock knitting this year! I started but will have to frog the project I think... we are moving this month so after we are resettled I hope to start in earnest on this! Lovely work!!

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  8. Your book sure does look intriguing. Love the gloves!

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  9. So close to the end! You will have a lovely pair of gloves waiting for you next winter. I can't believe how much reading you have been doing. You go girl!

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  10. Lovely gloves, Karen! I made the knotty glove for a friend for Christmas a few years ago and loved the pattern too.

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  11. Gorgeous gloves the pattern and the colour is divine.

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  12. I love Tell The Wolves I'm Home, it's one of those books that really stays with you after finishing.

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  13. Mmmm, those gloves are so yummy and elegant. I love the design detail on the wrist! Sometimes I choose books by their cover too. And if the cover has been redesigned, I usually want the original. Weird like that....

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  14. I love these gloves - possibly the colour??? But if you say they are easy I've put them on my bucket list to knit - you will make a knitter out of me yet.

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  15. I was going to say, that's a gorgeous cover ... it would probably be enough reason for me to read that book! And absolutely nothing wrong with reading books so quickly, I do it myself! (Well, when I am able. :) ) Love the gloves!

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  16. I am knitting a baby cardigan, and perpetually fixing 2 pairs of socks. I will read again one day! My son wants me to read some of his YA and I miss my mysteries :) I love that you picked a book based on the cover art! I can't wait to hear more about it.

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  17. Perfect gloves. Perfect knitting. :)))

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  18. knitting dishcloths..reading GULP

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  19. Ooh, your gloves look very long and elegant, Karen - I have to admit that I've been too lazy to do fingers and always end up opting for mittens. I've bookmarked the pattern on your recommendation and perhaps I'll get around to some digits this year!

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  20. I like the cable work on your gloves. I have yet to knit a glove with fingers; so far, it's only been fingerless gloves for me.

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  21. Gorgeous gloves Karen, just gorgeous!

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  22. I don't think I will ever knit gloves but yours are very pretty.

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  23. I have never knit gloves...must remedy this! they're cute, Karen!

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  24. Oh I love Mary Oliver. She is fantastic. I have to admit though, I've never just read straight through one of her poetry books.... I love that you did!
    XO

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  25. Those gloves are beautiful! I have never attempted anything more complicated than mittens, so thank you for sharing the pattern! I too have been known to choose books by their cover:) I love that you are reading David Copperfield. I haven't read it, but I do love reading the old (free!) classics on my Kindle:)

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  26. They are wonderful, I really should try knitting a pair as I can never find gloves that fit!

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  27. I have so much admiration for you, despite you saying that they are just like knitting socks, gosh they look difficult! Always impressive I think. :)

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  28. you're almost done! they look fabulous!

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  29. Stunning gloves, and such a pretty colour! I

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  30. I love the gloves! You are so talented! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. Love your gloves. That colour is gorgeous.
    Enjoy your reading.

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  32. Hmm...my post vaporized itself. I'm working on booties at the moment for my daughter's MIL's friend. Just finished Blood and Beauty about the Borgias. Next up for our book club is Songs of Willow Frost which I didn't like as much as his first book, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Nice gloves; I need to try that pattern!

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  33. I loved that book!!! I could hardly put it down! I then moved on to Me before you by Jojo Noyes next and that was another terrific book. Your gloves are sensational!

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