Currently on the Needles


I have focused mainly on knitting this shawl and have a mere four rows left before the project is off my needles!  I am placing beads and find the task fun and relaxing.  I haven't had much time to knit since both kids are home visiting but I manage to carve an hour each day to make some progress.

My reading is the same.....I picked a very large book and my reading time is slim.   However, I am enjoying this read and the characters and the twisty plot.  I believe you cannot go wrong with reading a classic novel. Do you have a favorite?

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. What a beautiful shawl pattern Karen. I have never knit with beads, but one day!

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  2. I love the colour of the yarn you are using and the pattern looks lovely too. Jacinta

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  3. Only four more rows and you are finished with the shawl! Awesome! I think my favorite classic novel would have to be Little Women. Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite writers. Have a lovely day, Karen!

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  4. oh my…..four rows!!! (I get obsessed at that point and have my race to the finish line----sometimes at 4 in the morning!!!) You'll be done S-O-O-N!!! yippeeee. Hope you are having a great family time with everyone home!!! (heading to the beach soon?)

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  5. That's something I've been wanting to try--knit with beads. Four rows to go! I love how fast projects fly off your needles. You are the most amazing knitter I know. Golden Orchids is such a gorgeous pattern; I am really looking forward to seeing your shawl all blocked and finished.

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  6. The yarn looks so soft and is a very pretty color. Lovely!

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  7. I love David Copperfield, I have read it so many times. You can't beat a classic. The shawl is looking delightful, it's a beautiful colour.

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  8. all those tiny stitches - the rows must take so long at the end :-) I agree with Charles Dickens - his books are such a treasure chest of characters and descriptions. I love the way he describes things - can read them over and over and over.

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  9. Beautiful color!!!! Beads? Could I ever learn to do that???

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  10. The shawl is looking beautiful. One of my favorite classics is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I highly recommend it. As well as anything by Jane Austen.

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  11. You are almost there! I have never crocheted or knitted with beads. Sounds beautiful. I think Little Women is my favorite classic.

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  12. Looking forward to seeing the gorgeous shawl finished!
    I haven't read much in way of classics yet, but am looking forward to reading Mary Shelley when I return home to the states. :]

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  13. Oh, I love that shawl so much! I hope you are enjoying your time with your kids. xo

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  14. Lovely shawl pattern, I've not seen that one before. I've got a beaded shawl on a shelf next to me that I need to get round to finishing. I'm less than 20 rows from the end but keep working on other projects instead. Must make some time for it!

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  15. Beautiful as always! You always pick the most gorgeous patterns and yarns, I just love watching your work unfold!

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  16. It looks like it will be lovely! And your photo is so relaxing, just what I could use today.

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  17. You are so close! I can't wait to see it finished and blocked.

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  18. After my quick trip over to Ravelry, this looks like a lovely pattern. Thank goodness you're so close to the end as I can't wait to see it once it's blocked and finished! :)

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  19. Awww I love the color YOu chose to knit it up in.
    Im reading Storm Kings. Finished How Animals Grieve by B. King. Fascinating.

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  20. That's a great shawl pattern, Karen. It was so funny. I looked at it and thought to myself, "Huh, I wonder if I could put beads in there" and then I read that you ARE!

    I've enjoyed going back and listening to classics via the CraftLit Podcast.

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  21. Knitting with beads is something I have not yet "dared" to try. Love the look, just have not tried it yet. You are a true knitting inspiration to me, always enjoy what's on and off your needles. :-)

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  22. Lovely knitting. Perfect sparkly beads.
    Fun reading. Enjoy

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  23. What a lovely shawl. I was just looking at Tracey's gorgeous shawl too. I hope the one day I will have the patience to make such a lovely one as well.
    Only four more rows to completion...I can't wait to see the finished one.

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  24. Knitting with beads, you always amaze me :) Can't wait to see it.

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  25. Love the rich color of your yarn. Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl.

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  26. It has beads? You are a brave and busy woman, but to find it fun and relaxing? I might need to check your temperature ;) I think one of my favorites is Jane Eyre. The Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy your knitting and your reading. I feel another awesome FO around the corner! I'll be back soon to check.

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  27. Oh, I just love the color of your yarn, so rich. I can't wait to see everything done. :-)

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  28. Beautiful! And so close to the end. My favorite classics are Jane Eyre and the Counte of Monte Cristo.

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  29. Karen, just what do you do with all the lovely shawls you create? You must have the most beautiful closet or dresser drawer filled with them. :) Daniel and I just finished A Tale of Two Cities (our final lit. book for the school year)...we meet to discuss it with our co-op this afternoon! Dickens is a master, isn't he?

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  30. I'm always fascinated at how different lace looks on the needles from when it is blocked. Beautiful shawl pattern -- is it for you? I hope so. Little Women is always a favorite. And, silly, but I could read the Little House series over and over. In fact, I think I'm going to start reading them to my elderly mother soon.

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  31. Very pretty, Karen. I am anxious to see it finished! You are one fast knitter. I just finished a knitting mystery by Maggie Sefton. Have you read any of those?

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  32. I love the picture, it all coordnates very well!

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