Currently on the Needles


I'm excited to tell you I've cast on a new project this week!  Of course I'm still working on my shawl and my blanket but I needed something new on the needles to get me through the moving month of my two children.  Yes, the entire month...so whenever I have a tiny sliver of time, I sit and knit and feel all happy deep down inside!  I treated myself to this pattern that I've been admiring since it was released.

My reading is the same and I'm quite happy with the story.  Nice and easy and amusing.  There is a bit of a mystery with the plot so that has me wondering what will happen next.  Delightful!!

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Yes, we both are needing that simple project this next month. I love the blue !

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  2. Ooh, Karen - I do like the way the eyelets are placed in your shawl pattern. Quite unusual! I'll be watching with interest to see how it's constructed!

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  3. Beautiful color way Karen...the pattern looks very interesting.
    I can see why you wan to change things up.... the blanket is a "biggie" project
    Happy knitting :)

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  4. I love everything Joji designs!!! great choice....and a perfect soothing color to get you through these stressful weeks!

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  5. I was just looking at that shawl! So fun!! I agree a little knitting is just the thing for all the emotions that go along with moving children out! Looks like another shawl I will follow you in knitting!

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  6. I'm so glad you had the exciting feeling of getting to cast on a new project, with such a busy and stressful month you more than deserve it. I smiled when I saw it was a shawl, I find myself looking at shawl patterns and thinking how perfect they would be for you. :) You are one of the best shawl knitters I know.

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  7. Beautiful colour yarn, I have found a pattern for a shawl that I want to crochet but still haven't got started, yours is a real delight.

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  8. I'm thinking on a simple break project soon too. (But I worry about getting sidetracked!) That will be a lovely shawl!

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  9. That is so beautiful! Casting on something new is so full of promise and hope, I'm glad you treated yourself!

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  10. That must be challenging moving 2 kids in one month! I love the color of the yarn! It's so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  11. I love projects that just make me smile when I knit them. And you deserve it after this tough month you have! Pretty color yarn too :-)

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  12. So nice you have your knitting to keep you grounded in a time of change.

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  13. I love that feeling of starting a new project! That book looks good too :)

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  14. With all that moving work you have you deserve a new project! Besides, that shawl looks beautiful, I'm looking forward to seeing its progress!

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  15. Will recommend the book to a pal. today.
    Knitting a lace scarf….again. WIll succeed this time!
    Reading…tried to start NO Easy Day…wasn't for me…
    may start Carsick...

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  16. I've also just started a new blanket - must be the thought of the approaching Fall! Your blanket looks much more adventurous than mine :) - It is so cheery! Enjoy your new project.

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  17. What a beautiful shawl - those eyelets make it really whimsical!

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  18. I love the asymmetrical design of this! And your yarn :) Looking forward to seeing it when it's all finished!

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  19. Love the color! I cast on my first cardigan a few weeks ago, but I chose a fingering weight yarn and the whole body of the cardi is only stockinette stitch, so I guess it will take me a while until I will finish it. My motivation is already at quite a low point...

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  20. love that colour! Knitting can really help when things are hectic!! Hang in there!

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  21. That shawl is gorgeous! I can't wait to see yours finished.

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  22. Karen, your new blue shawl is wonderful. The pattern is so delicate. Good luck with the moving month. I know how that is.

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  23. What an interesting pattern and such a lovely blue yarn. I hope this helps ease the busy days during the moves.

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  24. Ah the excitement of casting on a new project, enjoy! Love the yarn and the pattern.

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  25. Very pretty pattern and such a beautiful shade of blue!

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  26. Finishing socks and just finished reading The Pearl by Steinbeck. I'm going to read The Giver next.

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  27. Can't wait to see the finished project. Such a pretty color! Enjoy what's left of the week.

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  28. Very pretty! I need to cast on a new airplane knit!

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  29. You, my dear friend, inspire! I have had an afghan here of my daughter's because it needed mended. I started yesterday to do the unraveling of the border and down to the particular block that needed repaired. This evening I did the repair and the rest of the week I will leisurely put the project back together. :) Miss you! xo Dianna

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  30. Yay on treating yourself to a pattern!

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  31. Oooo, I like that new project.

    I've read "P.S., I Love You" by the same author and really enjoyed it.

    Best of luck to your children in their new endeavors.

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  32. what a soothing color! I always love your color choices.... I think we would be good knitting buddies!

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