Currently on the Needles


My knitting has been sparse.  I think that when summer is here and the kids are here off and on (the son is home for the summer).  I don't have as much knitting time.  Well, I guess I have to make an effort to have the knitting time!  My scrap blanket is slowly growing, I'm enjoying the process and this will be a very long project.  I haven't even knit through the first bag of left over bits!  My shawl is a delightful knit and again, loving every stitch.  But this knit requires my full attention, hence the minimal progress.

Did you see?  Are you surprised?  I finished David Copperfield after a marathon reading session that lasted two days.  I just could not face another post saying "I'm still reading, blah blah blah"  So really I did it all for you my dear readers.  I sacrifice.

Anyways, once the DC book was finished and yes, I did enjoy the book immensely, I picked out a book that was the thinnest with a pretty big font just so I could breeze through a read.  Tinkers was the selection and so far it's okay.  The guy is dying so this will not be a cheerful book, but it's a thin book so his dying should be short for me.

What are you knitting and reading this week?


Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. I'm exactly the same on the knitting front. I've picked up my sock blanket too. Yours looks amazing. I love the colours and I've just started reading a lovely old vintage copy of The Song of Hiawatha. I too was enticed by the cover image. I must try and write up my yarn along post today too.
    Have fun with the family.
    debx

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  2. my knitting hasn't only been sparse. it is non-existent. i haven't knitted a stitch in weeks. i prefer knitting in the cooler months. but i have been reading. I finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I can recommend them all, but especially the last one!

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  3. Oh, you make me laugh! It's not even 5 a.m. here on the west coast, and I'm laughing. :) Thanks for helping me start my day with a smile, Karen. Enjoy these slower summer days and having your son home. When Jessica is here, which isn't often, we simply have to go with the flow.
    xo, Lisa :)

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  4. Right now I am knitting a PJ case and reading Knit One Pearl One. Haven't yet decided if I like the book. Congrats on finishing David Copperfield! :)

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  5. The blanket is looking super! Yes, the heat is rising here in Teaxas as well. Must move indoors with the knitting.

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  6. I can't wait to start on my scrap blanket! But first I need to finish the pair of socks I haven't picked up in weeks. All I need to do it the heel and foot so it won't take long but I haven't knit in so long. I also am finishing up some sewing projects. I am trying to not start any new projects until the few that are waiting (oh so close to being finished too!) are done. Although all that seems to do is make me now work on anything!!

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  7. You are inspiring me to start a sock blanket....yours looks amazing! My knitting is slowing down as well now that summer is really kicking in! Enjoy!!!

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  8. You crack me up! That whole bit at the end about finishing DC and choosing a quick (although definitely not light!) read--hahahahaha! I really love the scrap blanket you are knitting, especially the way the colors are coming together. I want to make one, too!

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  9. Loving the scrap blanket. I have 2 blankets in progress that I haven't touched in a while. I need to finish one before the Fall.

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  10. You made me laugh out loud!! Your blanket is turning out really gorgeous. Summer isn't the most inspiring time to knit, is it? With gardens and outdoors calling, there's much more going on!

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  11. Your scrap blanket is wonderful. I have always wanted to try one. I wonder if it is very hard. Knitting can get hard when the kids are home. Lots going on!

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  12. I love the scrap blanket. What a great way to use up the little bits that are always leftover. That is a really great pattern. So glad you made the sacrifice to finish David Copperfield. On to new adventures!

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  13. At least I'm not the only one who's knitting get's put on the back-burner in the summer. :-) The blanket is going to be fantastic, I just adore the look of it!

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  14. I am still practicing. I think I am ready to try the purl stitch... Can't wait to see that scrap blanket. Looks very interesting.

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  15. Yeah I have a shawl I'm working on, but I have the wrong stitch count going into the lace portion and so its in time out....so I'm working on socks right now

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  16. Ha! "It's a thin book so his dying should be short for me..." -- that's awesome! And congratulations on finishing David Copperfield.

    I took the gift shawl I'm knitting to the ballpark last night and knit on it through the triple-H heatwave and nine plodding, yet intense, innings of baseball. Painful all around.

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    1. Painful but very productive and that is what knitters do :)

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  17. knitting a Trap scarf. Knitting a shrug, reading population 465. Really good book

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  18. my knitting is never as much as I wish it either! your humour is enjoyable. God keep you well!!! and your family!

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  19. i wish for more knitting time too! and go on, admit it, DC is worth a marathon reading session!

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  20. Oh Karen, I'm loving that blanket even more than before! You are giving me ideas for crocheting this winter. I know the shawl will be absolutely lovely when you are finished. And thank you for your sacrifice of non stop reading for 2 days so you could tell us that you finished David Copperfield. :) I hope you will enjoy your current read. Have a wonderful Wednesday, Karen...and stay safe if any of the storms are blowing your way. Hugs.

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  21. I love your scrap blanket. The colors go together so well.

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  22. I love the colours on your scrap blanket. I also read David Copperfield...kind of...because, unlike you, I did not manage to finish it!

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    1. Reading the book was a commitment, I was glad I read all of it, maybe next time around you might!!

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  23. Oh Karen, that blanket is going to be awesome!

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  24. That blanket is going to be beautiful. When my twins were in special care they were each given a tiny blanket, each in different colours, with a pattern very similar to that one. The nurses told me that every single baby who went into special care was given a blanket knitted by a knitting group. It was a lovely thing to receive. I still have those blankets and my twins will hear the story of them when they're a little bit bigger. x

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  25. I love the way the blanket is coming along, Karen! Lovely!

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  26. I'm loving your colorful blanket. It will be gorgeous and so wonderful to snuggle with come fall.

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  27. That blanket is really fun as well as a good reminder of other projects! I just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikrey and really liked it. I'm working on a pattern called Heartwarmer, a tiny shawl for Stella.

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  28. I am knitting so many things! Also getting ready to start another Chinook... The first one I made I gave to my sister... Love your blanket! I'm also reading tons and tons of books.... one of them being "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair" - a 600+ book!

    Linda in VA

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    1. Oh 600+ is a biggie! I think I'm taking a break from large novels for the time being.

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  29. summer really does get in the way to good knitting time...but I think you are progressing great!!! (much better than I'm doing with wheaten!!!!!)

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    1. Thank you! It's a fun process :)

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  31. Isn't it great how having the Yarn Along to report our progress gets things done?! Glad you finished your book... now onto new ones!

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  32. I'll be following along to see your progress on your scrap blanket!

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  33. I'm finding it hard to be motivated to craft at the moment. Don't know if it's the heat or various life-busy-ness but not really got my mojo working right now. Your scrap blanket is looking wonderful :)

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  34. I love the way your scrap blanket and shawl are coming along. It's really hot where I am, so knitting sometimes gets put aside because it's just too darn hot to do so! We got rain today, so, hopefully, that should cool things off somewhat.

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  35. Your sock blanket is looking very nice; it certainly has me rethinking all my stashed bits and pieces. And hurrah for finishing David! You are one dedicated blogger, making the sacrifice for your readers! LOL. :-)

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  36. Gorgeous patch work knitting Karen - great way to use up leftovers.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xo

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  37. Congrats on finishing DC! Totally understand your need for something quick and breezy now!

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  38. Sparse or not your knitting is always lovely and that blanket looks like a good project for little snippets of knitting time.
    Enjoy your relaxed summer pace.

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  39. You finished DC, good for you! I'm home now and I missed you Karen. I wish you had been at the beach with me this week, I am not use to such a crowd and it was a little overwhelming.

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  40. Your blanket and shawl are just lovely!

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  41. I lost your blog for a while and now need to catch up on all your lovely posts. Good on you finishing DC. I have finished knitting a cardigan for myself and a pair of fingerless gloves. I finished my 4th crocheted baby blanket for charity and am now knitting gloves for one of my daughters. All on my blog. Have fun with that scrap blanket. It is looking good.

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