Currently on the Needles


Currently I have two projects on the needles, with another three projects swirling around in my head but not on the needles....yet.  First off on the left is a ten stitch blanket, I have oodles and oodles of left over yarn and have been attracted to Steph's blankets that she has made with scraps.  I thought that this pattern would be easier, but I'm not too sure, I also think that placing the colors might be easier for me as one big square.  I have a huge range of colors.  So far I am pleased!

My second project is the red rock canyon shawl that I started yesterday, I am already madly in love with the pattern, chart heavy (but there is written instructions!).  I saw Andee's shawl and knew that I needed to have one of my own.

I finished my orchid shawl and posted all about it yesterday.

My reading is the same.  (I believe I'll be typing that sentence for at least a week or two).  David Copperfield is a long book and I only read in short bursts.  I'll also blame it on having a full house last week :)  I do enjoy snuggling into the story and meeting up with David as he meets friends and family.

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Looking forward to seeing how your blanket shapes up - so far it looks lovely. Finding uses for those bits of scrap is challenging and this looks like a good one.

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  2. Great use of leftover yarn. Looking forward to seeing more. The colour for the shawl is delightful.

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  3. Ohh I love the scrap blanket! I have tons (and Steph sent me tons too!) of sock yarn scraps to start my own sock yarn scrap blanket....soon(ish). I love the look of them.

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  4. I love the idea of a scrap blanket. I have been using my cotton scraps to make coasters the past couple weeks, but I have been thinking about just starting a blanket and using whatever I have for colors, not worrying about any type of pattern :-)

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  5. I have seen that blanket before and really liked it. I am wanting to do something with all that leftover sock yarn. This may work out better than the other pattern I had picked out. Hmmm....

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  6. Oh my goodness, the new shawl you just started is a stunner!! Will you knit your's in contrasting colors? The blanket is a great way to use leftover yarn. The blanket I made got plenty of use during the winter. :-)

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  7. I started a 10 stitch blanket last summer and very quickly quit it. Those short rows drove me mad. I just didn't have the patience for it, especially with a then 2 year old. But you know how much I love scrappy and random projects!

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  8. Wow, that shawl pattern is fantastic. And big! I may have to give that one a try one of these days...

    Looking forward to seeing your scrap blanket. I have one that I've been working on for quite a while now, just rows of garter stitch in whatever yarn scraps I have. I keep it all in a basket so it's easy to get at when I want to do a little mindless knitting. xo

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  9. I love that vivid color of the shawl you have started. It is going to be beautiful!

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  10. You and those needles of yours are enviably productive! I can't wait to see these new projects unfold :)

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  11. that blanket is amazing! I can't wait to see it finished!!!

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  12. Great projects! Look forward to seeing your completed projects!

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  13. Love the colors you have going so far on your blanket!

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  14. The blanket looks great so far ,delightful colour

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  15. Have you tried Vanna White's Granny's Daughter afghan? You can find it here:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grannys-daughter-2. It is crocheted and I have made it twice to use up all those bits and pieces of yarn. I love the color of your new shawl.

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  16. I like the combinations in your squares, it's a great but intimidating idea for scraps! I am returning to socks now. Or at least trying to. hehe. I am distracted by shawl patterns of course! I did finally manage to read something! Just a YA book my son thought I might like, Legend by Marie Lu. It was okay, but it felt good to read something again.

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  17. I think you are going to love the shawl! Of course it warmed up as soon as I finished mine so I'm waiting for the perfect time to get to wear it out. For now it is living on a manikin in my living room so I can look at it all the time :) Best of luck with the blanket!

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  18. Very beautiful shade of blue for th e shawl on the right...and am looking forward to watching the progress with the ten stitch blanket!

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  19. I have always loved the little block 10 stitch blankets. I haven't had success knitting them though. Or log cabins. YOu can do it

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  20. Looks like an interesting afghan; I've been giving my leftovers lately to a quilting friend who makes doll hats for a charity project. Romi makes nice patterns, so I'll be anxious to see this one finished. Have you seen the movie Philomena? The book tells the son's story and is very interesting.

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  21. Gorgeous as usual Miss Karen!
    XO

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  22. The shawl is just beautiful. I've heard good things about Romi's shawls, but haven't made one yet!

    David C is on of the few Dickens' novels I haven't read!

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  23. Love the shawl yarn you're using. I love that blanket pattern although I'm not sure if I'd ever have the patience to knit a blanket!

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  24. Yes, I also feel that it is comforting to read a book for a long time and coming to regard the characters as longtime friends. But I hardly ever want a book to end. I just finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and was so sad to leave the story and the characters :(

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  25. The scrap blanket is such a cool idea! Heaven knows I have plenty of yarn to make one of those too!

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  26. I think you may have turned me, I may have to make the red rock canyon shawl, it's too beautiful. Keeps bringing to mind a butterfly.

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