Currently on the Needles


I know, I'm late to the reading party of this book but hey, better late than never.  I started this book a few days ago and immediately fell in love with Gilbert's writing style and the rhythm of the plot as the introduction of characters unfolded.  Have you read it?  I'm glad I started.

My knitting has been almost the same, the striping of my fair isle hat is coming along nicely.  The lack of significant progress, I'll blame on the busy week for my lack of time to knit.  I am nearing the finish line of my Hitofude, fingers crossed I have a finished post next week.  I also finished my imagine when shawl and had every intention to write up a post BUT the shawl ran small so I am in the middle of blocking it to gain some growth.  I'm a bit grumbly about the blocking of garter stitch, I tend not to block that stitch pattern so as to retain the squish factor.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. No, you aren't the only one late to the party, I haven't read it yet.
    Sorry you are grumpy, but maybe after it's all blocked a huge smile will unfold!
    Hugs to you on this fine Wednesday.

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  2. Sorry about the blocking chore. I too have not read this nook but knowing you love Anne Lamott, I will add this to my list.

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  3. I really look forward to pictures of your finished hitofude! Now that I have the pattern, I am anxious to see how your's turned out. I have not read the book yet. Truthfully, I wasn't too impressed with "eat, pray, love" and have not really looked into her other books.

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  4. I'm making my library trip this morning so I will look for this! I definitely going to download Hitofude!

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  5. Love the pattern the yarn is making in your current project...and I'm really looking forward to that post next week! :)

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  6. yep, I loved that one too! It's almost hat weather!!!! (i'm happy dancing!)

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  7. your fair isle is looking great, love those colors!! might have to check that book soon too (clearly, I'm very late to the party haha!)

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  8. I am also very late I haven't read it either. Love the colours of the yarn.

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  9. Haven't read it yet either, but I loved Eat, Pray, Love. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by via Ginny..

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  10. I am always amazed to see what is on your needles! You are so talented! I wish I could even get going. I feel slow and clumsy! Maybe I will take some practice yarn with me this weekend on our quiet get away. ;)

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  11. I love Elizabeth Gilbert but have not heard of that book. Call ME late! I am anxious to see your Hitofude. I have seen so many pretty ones being finished lately.

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  12. Can't wait to see your lovely finished projects soon!!

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  13. book? nope. blocking? argh! Hope it's all better in the end. :) Nice stripes! xo Lisa

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  14. Just a minute...what about your cardi that you were knitting- you are amazing at knitting Karen.
    I wan to read this book.
    Have fun!

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  15. knitting is looking great, love the colours! :)))))

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  16. I've never read that book, either.

    I love your new fair isle project! I can't wait to see your Hitofude. I'm still on the fence about whether I should buy the pattern, but I think it's going to end up in my library very soon.

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  17. I haven't read it yet either, but it's high on my list. I too really enjoy her writing style.
    I'm glad to hear that others are reluctant to block garter stitch, it totally DOES deplete the squish factor. But if you need some extra inches, there's not much choice in the matter, is there?

    I have a shawl that I finished a little while ago that despite blocking is still pretty small. I'm really not sure what to do with it, how to wear it exactly. Like a scarf/cowl maybe? blargh.

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  18. I read The Signature of All Things. I think my favorite part of the book was all the botany...especially moss...I love moss. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I haven't read it yet, but I want to. Hopefully soon. Can't wait to hear what you think about it. Happy knitting!

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  20. I haven't read that book either! Looks good! I love the hat, it will be perfect for fall and winter. :)

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  21. Oh, I so wish I loved knitting... It looks so lovely and the book looks interesting, too.. xo

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  22. I need to look that book up! thanks
    Im knitting a cowl in Road to China..its feel heavenly.
    I need to find a good read . I have many books on my nook that my daughter send me. 2 self help type books, and I'm ready for something more fun!

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  23. love the colors in your hat! And I agree about blocking garter stitch! Can't wait to see your finished shawl!

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  24. I'm reading it but very slowly... I don't want it to end! : )

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    1. I'm reading slowly because I read slowly :)

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  25. I love the colours you've chosen for your hat- very autumnal. I can't wait to see your cardigan :)

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  26. I'm excited to see your sweater, but that hat has me intrigued too! The colors are great!

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  27. Okay I started BRAIN ON FIRE….Im going to try to read it on myeliptical days

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  28. I've seen eat pray love but haven't read anything by Gilbert. Thanks you've encouraged me to check out some of her novels. I'm desperately missing knitting and reading but haven't had time for either...I so hope to begin both again next week. I plan to join the local library. For now I can just drool over yours Karen. It all looks and sounds so good.
    Happy weekend.
    debx

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  29. I read eat, pray and love - so would be great to read this one! I have a garter stitch jumper and intend to block it, but I am a bit wary of it - so it has been sitting in my WIP pile at the moment, until I decide what to do!

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  30. I haven't read it yet, I've been ambivalent about it. I will look forward to hearing what you thought about it!

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