Currently on the Needles


I have three projects on the needles this week and each one is a delight to pick up and knit.  First off is the imagine when shawl.  The knitting is easy because of the garter stitch but I have to pay attention to where I am on the pattern so I cannot knit this while watching a program.  I've tried!  Next off is my Hitofude cardigan that I posted about yesterday.  This knit is a tv watching knit so far and even though the construction looks complicated I think there are only little bits that can be challenging.  Last but not least, I'm still plugging along on my sock blanket.  This is a soothing knit and I love to pick it up and put it down-a non stressful knit.  The progress is slower since it's growing in size.

I am nearly finished with Eleanor and Park.  Oh the sadness of this story....I tend to put it down when the emotions run high.  I know that the ending is bittersweet.  I highly recommend the book and I know I'll be reading more of her novels.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love all the knitting Karen.
    Your book is sad? I have it on my list to read, but didn't know it was sad.

    PS- I am starting to see leaves on the ground, making it look like fall. The temperature? BRUTAL!

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  2. I didn't know it was sad, either. Sometimes I'm just not in a 'sad' book mood......:(

    I'm crazy about that shawl....short rows always make me pay attention, but are so worth the time and attention! Only 3, huh? HOW DO YOU DO IT?????

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  3. i think it might be the next book I read, thanks for reminding me it was on my list!
    that shawl is just gorgeous, i really have a hard time with patterns that i can't memorize because it's impossible for me to do just one thing i think!

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  4. Such beautiful lines in that shawl. I'm currently on the hunt for a new good book so I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone is reading and enjoying these days.

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  5. I'm loving the shawl! Sometimes a sad story is just the thing but I'm with you and put it down. (At the moment I'm avoiding sad or creepy so I guess I'll be putting this one on the 'maybe someday' list.)

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  6. That shawl is looking a real delight, the colour of yarn is beautiful.

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  7. I must be crazy, but I have several projects going at one time as well! I work on them at different times/events. I'm glad to hear that Hitofude is easy enough to watch TV and knit! I'm not sure I can handle a sad book right now, so I'll be waiting to add that to my queue.

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  8. Multi tasking.... how can one not- when there are so many wonderful things to knit.
    Love your shawl- such a neat pattern.

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  9. Love the simple lines of your shawl, I can imagine why it isn't quite as simple to knit! Looking forward to seeing more of your sock blanket :)

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  10. That shawl is so elegant, and I like the color. You know, I purchased my first pair of size 6 needles this spring. They are the smallest ones in my stash.

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  11. Pretty shawl. I was sitting in the car dealership service lobby this week and thought "I wonder if I ever cross paths with people I know from blog-land without knowing it...." and then I thought, "If I walked into a lobby and saw Karen knitting on that sock yarn blanket, I would know in an instant it was her!" Hope your week is going well. :)

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  12. That shawl is gorgeous and looks like it is a fun knit!

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  13. I LOVED that book. I could was terrified to know what happens next but at the same time, was dying to know. She did such a great job of foreshadowing. It has been picked up and will be made into a movie. I picked up her next book "Landline" but haven't started it yet.

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  14. It's good to have different projects that can be worked on at different times.

    I'll definite check out Eleanor and Park.

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  15. Loving your imagine when! Are joining in Joji's fall kal on Ravelry?

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  16. I love all of the knitting. That shawl pattern is beautiful. I may check out Eleanor and Park in the future, but right now I don't want any emotional reads.

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  17. Love the shawl, Karen. I still have three projects on the needles and started another this weekend. No time for reading right now. :-)

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  18. Gosh I love that shawl pattern. Beautiful!

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  19. I love garter. so I may just have to knit that shawl…!!!!

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  20. Lovely shawl! The book your reading sounds great, I'll have to check it out at my local library. :)

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  21. I loved FanGirl, Karen. I'm putting off Eleanor and Park though... I've got enough emotions running rampant in my life right now between me and my girls! Your shawl looks great!

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  22. Oh I love your shawl Karen!! I've not heard of the book you're reading but it sounds interesting.

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  23. You sure have some nice projects going, Karen. I'll have to check up on that book; it sounds interesting. i just finished 10 Beach Street and enjoyed it.

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  24. Fab projects! I love the grey shawl.

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  25. Your shawl is beautiful, I really like the colour! xx

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  26. Your shawl is beautiful - I really love the colour of your yarn x

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  27. Your shawl is coming along nicely....such a great color! I will be at the Fiber Festival all day Saturday so I will keep an eye out for your red jacket!!

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  28. I've been looking at your blog for awhile this evening. It brings a peaceful feeling. Thank you!

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