Currently on the Needles



I've been diligently working on the same two projects, the ten stitch blanket and the red rock canyon shawl.  To be honest, I haven't had much time to knit this past week.  I guess with summer in full swing I am doing other summery tasks.  I also think with my son home, my knitting is interrupted frequently--I'm  not complaining one single bit.  That soon will end when he moves to his new apartment to start a Phd program.  Changes!


I finished Tinkers!!!  And I didn't like it very much....I think it echoed that stream of conscious writing that I'm not terribly fond of reading.  I did find the story about his dad's life interesting but the main character (who is in the process of dying) was not captivating for me at all.  In the photo is The Interestings novel that I bought solely on the cover art.  This book was supposed to be my beach read but David Copperfield horned in on that goal.  I am happy to say that I have started and look forward to the read.




Lastly I won a gorgeous skein of fingering weight yarn made by Little Dyeworks that the beautiful Andi at My Sister's Knitter blog gave away on one of her blog posts.  How lucky am I?  I must say that getting yarn in the mail is the best mail ever!!  I will be balling this skein up within a day or two....I want SOCKS!  Thank you :)

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I would love to know your feelings on The Interestings when you finish, it's been on my maybe list so I need to know which way to move it.
    My knitting keeps getting interrupted too, but like you I don't mind.:)
    Your mail is the best kind, congratulations.

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  2. They both look great. My knitting has been my blanket too easy to pick up and put down in-between packing up everything in the house and garden. The yarn is lovely. I such a nice feeling to open up a parcel, especially if it contains yarn.
    Happy balling!
    debx

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  3. I haven't picked up my knitting since my mom arrived here last Friday and truthfully, I don't see myself picking it up. We are having so much fun catching up and I really want to focus on the time we spend together. :-) I just love both of your projects and the yarn you won!

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  4. The blanket looks great! What a nice little yarn prize. That will make some pretty socks :-)

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  5. I love the yarn and your lovely knitting projects. My oldest son is also starting a PhD program - at UNLV so he will be living up in Las Vegas. We rarely see him since he moved out - his choice. Enjoy your time with your son.

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  6. All your knitting looks lovely!! How fun to win a knitting surprise!

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  7. I absolutely love the ten stitch blanket. It looks really fun! Enjoy your time with your son. :)

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  8. Love all the colors in your ten stitch blanket - and the book cover goes so nicely with it too!

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  9. the interestings was one of the books on the 'college friends list' that i actually read---and liked, although it was a whole summer ago and I couldn't tell you much about it. i remember some---so that means it was (in my mind) really good!!! love the projects....that blanket is growing into a hot summer knit soon!!! :) (I've got one going too----that's how i recognized it....HOT knit, that is.)

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  10. What a wonderful thing to receive in the mail! yarn and tea. perfect.

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  11. Beautiful! And what fun to win that yarn! I don't know how but I have never won a single contest I've enterwdrand gaze longingly at all the giveaways people host knowing it's fitile to try and yet I still enter!! Haha!!!
    That blanket is to die for, Karen!

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  12. The blanket is really coming along, it looks lovely!

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  13. Oh I am jealous of your won yarn! Your blanket looks great - much like the cover of your book!

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  14. Congrats on the yarn win!

    You're right. That book cover is very inspirational on a creative front. I could see making some with that strip pattern and colors.

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  15. I have been wanting to knit the ten stitch blanket pattern for a while now! Yours looks lovely!

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  16. Your blanket is going to be a happy fun blanket to use. I liked Tinkers, but I am one of the few who wasn't too fond of The Interestings. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

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  17. Ooo - Lucky you! What a fun package that must have been to open!

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  18. I still love that blanket. Great giveaway win! It is always nice to get yarn and tea in the mail.

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  19. I love how your ten stitch is turning out! The colors are working together so well!

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  20. I like how your blanket and the Wolitzer novel cover match.

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  21. The book cover goes really well with your blanket. What fun yarn mail!

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  22. Wanting to read The Interestings! :)

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  23. What gorgeous projects. I really like the 10 stitch blanket. I've never seen anything like it before.
    Ali xx

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  24. I love the way the colors are working themselves out on the blanket. Beautiful, Karen!

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  25. As usual your shawl is gorgeous and so is your blanket. Lucky lady over that yarn too, it is beautiful!

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  26. Always something lovely to see here.
    The blanket is beautiful in all her colourfulness and your shawl is looking gorgeous too.
    Enjoy the read.

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  27. I love watching your 10 stitch blanket grow, it's gorgeous. Well done with winning the yarn!

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  28. Lucky you! The yarn is just lovely, and your knitting is inspirational!

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  29. I love the ten-stitch blankets, I have two on the needles right now. A crimson and cream for my daughter (Boomer Sooner!) and a mint and icy white for whoever has a baby whenever it gets done. :)

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    1. you can never ever have too many blankets :)

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  30. I love all three of these projects! The yarn is so gorgeous, and I can't wait to see those socks take shape! Also, looking forward to hearing what you think about The Interestings!

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  31. I like that blanket, it reminds me of paintings with many different colors!

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  32. Thanks for the link to the blanket pattern, Karen. Are those corners difficult? Did you see the cute Pocket Ted? Your shawl is going to be very pretty!

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    1. no the corners are not difficult, they are wrap and turns, once you follow the pattern exactly the first time, then you have it memorized, at least for me. I am not reading any pattern, just knitting away!

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  33. I found myself working on multiple project at the same time
    as many idea pop into my mind. Your blanket on first photo
    is so colorful and beautiful. It is a good inspiration to me.
    Looking forwad to see when it's done. I am now
    putting your blog to my reading list.
    Thank you and have a wonderful week to start.
    love
    coco

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  34. Love that yarn. Enjoy your summer. We are now in the middle of winter. Great for stitching, crochet and knitting.

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