Currently on the Needles



This week I started something new, because well, why not?  Sure I have lots of projects on the needles and I thought let's add one more.  I've been lovingly imagining my jaggerspun as a fair isle hat but so far haven't found THE pattern on ravelry that made me all giddy inside.  So I decided to design my own hat.  I remembered this fair isle book and in the back I have on hand tons and tons of charted patterns.  I think this will be fun to pick designs out!

My reading is the same, I'm nearly finished with Blackberry Winter and have enjoyed the plot.  I also love that the setting is in winter, a spectacular season!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I am always in awe of people that have multiple knitting projects going. I would be totally overwhelmed if I had several unfinished projects laying around. Silly, I know, but it would stress me out... Looking forward to seeing the design you come up with. Have a great day!

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  2. I'm loving the colors in what you have on the needles that I can see! Ahhh...a story set in the winter season! It is a spectacular season! Continued prayers for you and your family, my friend.

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  3. I can't wait to see what pattern this hat becomes. So far the color combo looks great.

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  4. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! Enjoy!!!

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  5. You are such a talent Karen and I can't wait to see you hat. Fair Isle is something I still haven't tried yet, but it's on the list. I'm glad you had the just cast on feeling, it makes for a great day!

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  6. Outstanding! Glad I'm not the only one starting new projects - but yours is a challenge and mine is a vacation! It cooled off here as soon as I complained about it last week and it has been splendid since. that book has come through my "recommended" lists so I might have to give it a try. I love winter, too.

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  7. if you are interested in Fair Isle there is a knit along in the beginning of October to celebrate the Shetland Wool Week! we will be knitting the Shwook hat :)

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  8. So pretty!!! I have a FI project I need to get back too. You have inspired me:)

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  9. i like your color choices already! (coming here sometimes really spooks me out....I picked up the shwook fair isle hat I started....just last night. Have you seen the mitts/wrist warmers that Julie on LittleCottonRabbits posted? I'm adding that to the mix, too)

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    1. Oh, I just saw those wrist warmers this morning - they are amazing and have been added to my list too!

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    2. I did see them and yes, they are to knit aren't they??

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  10. Love your colors and can't wait to see what you do. I have a few Fair Isle pattern books and I think that is a great idea!!

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  11. very fun! looking forward to seeing this progress! I love winter too! Sigh, oh for an Ottawa winter with sun shining bright!!! :that's what I think of when I think of the word 'winter'...

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  12. I took a fair isle class a number of years back and made a simple hat in class, but I've not done anything since then. I think i'm at my max for projects on the needles.

    I'm glad you're ahead of me in the Hitofude. That way when I stumble I can ask for help!

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  13. Looking forward to seeing the pattern you design. I love fair isle but alas have never mastered it. Have a great week.

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  14. Original projects are the best - a one of a kind! I have done fair isle before but I never like how it looks. I really need to learn how to carry my yarn better.

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  15. Great book! Have fun making your own "THE" pattern!

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  16. I have never done fair isle - but I know that I will just have to try soon!

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  17. Love your colors, Karen. I'll be looking forward to seeing your design!! blessings ~ tanna

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  18. Loving your knitting and colours - and I'm the same, just have to cast on another project
    Caz xx

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  19. Good for you for creating your own design. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  20. With your recommendation, I now have blackberry winter and another Sarah Jio book on my shelf, waiting their turn to be read. And designing your own fair isle!? Good luck on that- can't wait to see what you decide :)

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  21. So fun! I love working fair isle, but haven't done a project in so long. I can't wait to see what pattern you choose.

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  22. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your fair isle project! It's been way too long since I've done any fair isle…maybe you'll inspire me ;-)

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  23. Wow, can't wait to see it. You are one talented lady :)

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  24. Cannot wait to see the fair isle project! I've never tried it before. One of those things that's on the "someday" list! I think I read Blueberry Winter....I love Sarah Jo. Hmm. Now I'm not sure. I think I will have to look it up at the library tomorrow!

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  25. Knitting the Triangle Pose. Admittedly just cast on. I want to knit it. Put my hooded scarf aside for now. TIme out.. .unsure
    Still reading the book on Catholic prayers…its a slow slow go but good

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  26. PS I Love fair isle and I would NEVER have put purples dark and light with brown. Now I want to

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  27. Sigh - I really wish I knew what I was doing with Fair Isle but my only attempts have just been terrible and I don't live close enough to any kind of knitting classes to ask what I was doing wrong so I frogged it and gave up! If you have know of any beginning fair isle online resources I'd be so grateful! Your colors are gorgeous and make me want to try all the more!

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  28. ove those Autumnal tones - beautiful

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  29. A nice fair isle hat is perfect for winter.
    Enjoy knitting and finishing the book.

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