Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Currently on the Needles


Do you love short row shaping?  If the answer is "yes" then you need to knit this shawl.  Seriously the pattern is absolutely entertaining as you knit each section and see the progress.  I've started the first of many short row shaping sections and I'm in love!  Ravelry notes are here.

The knitting has been sparse once again this past week.  We've moved our son but now we are furniture shopping for our daughter's place.  The month of August has been a transitional one for us as parents and for them.  I look forward to sweet endless boredom in September, fingers crossed!

I'm still reading my book from last week, One Hundred Names and continue to enjoy the story. I'm nearly finished and I believe the plot will have a tidy happy ending.  This novel was perfect to read during these busy days.  Easy to pick up and put down and entertaining, really a great escape.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

(Oh and I did finish this shawl and photos with a post will be here shortly)

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

23 comments:

  1. Lovely shawl. Looking forward to seeing the FO photos.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh it's beautiful!! So many shawls (and hats, socks, cowls, etc) to knit and so little time! My queue on Ravelry keeps getting bigger rather then smaller! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gosh you knit so fast Karen, can't believe you finished that shawl already- and now on to a new one.
    It looks beautiful- I love garter stitch.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I do really like short rows! They are fascinating, yes? The color is lovely as well. I hope the rest comes!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That looks like a fun knit! I can't wait to see your Alabaster photos. And yes - I look forward to a little boredom too once in a while. Give me a boring life - I'm all for it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is going to be a lovely shawl! I can't imagine going furniture shopping with our girls for their own place. Time seems to fly by though and I'm sure it'll happen sooner than I want it to.

    ReplyDelete
  7. short rows and garter...does it get any better?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the colour of your new shawl! You have convinced me to put One Hundred Names on my Kindle. I like a book I can pick up and put down, and one that has a tidy, happy ending.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The shawl is delightful and such a beautiful colour. You will surprise yourself, my girls have been left some time it takes some getting used to but I fill my time with hobbies. I am certainly never bored, you'll soon adjust.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love what short rows do, but I have yet to master a way to close the gap without being 'obvious'. Wrap and turn and picking up the wrap never really works very well for me! (unless i'm using fingering, I suppose. On worsted though it looks disastrous. haha)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love your yarn color. The shawl pattern is really interesting. Looking forward to seeing the Alabaster reveal.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the colour... Not the short rows. That's one knitting technique I've yet to master.

    ReplyDelete
  13. look at you with august making demands left and right and still, a finished shawl. can't wait to see the full thing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely! I love short rows, I will check that pattern out. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm with you on a little boring time come September, I am exhausted. I hope the furniture shopping is going well. I only have one room left to clean out and then the kitchen! Finally seeing a light at the end of all this and then I can paint!
    Love your shawl, you always pick the prettiest patterns Karen.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This shawl looks great! And such a perfect color. I would love to see a photo of your shawl collection one day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'll have to look up the pattern, I love short rows! I think they're a blast to knit :) Lovely color!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Another pretty shawl pattern! We've had a busy couple of weeks also. I'm still working on a vest for the GS and just finished reading a JA Jance mystery. Fun!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've just learnt short rows and I find them fascinating - this shawl looks like a fun and interesting knit, I'm gonna add it to my queue aswell :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your shawl looks lovely. Short rows are just like magic - Enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I saw this in Ravelry, it is beautiful. Let us know if you like knitting it.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment :)