Currently on the Needles



There's been a whole lot of knitting going on around here.  I am plugging away at my sock yarn blanket, enjoying the color changes and loving the way the blanket is keeping me warm while I knit.  However, we have a temporary warm front today so I'll be shelving this project until the warm front passes.

I finished one cowl and started another cowl.  A simple variation of the grey loop cowl.  When I get a chance I will write up what I did.  This time around my wool is alpaca so I went down a couple of needle sizes.  I'm pleased with how this cowl is knitting up.  I'm planning on one more cowl after this one and then maybe that will be it.

My reading is the same, The Signature of All Things.  I do love the writing but sometimes the story ebbs and flows.  I find that when the characters are interacting and there's conversation, I'm wrapped in the story, flipping pages faster and faster.  When the author goes into long descriptions...well I get a little bored.  I do read at night when I am tired and I know that is a factor to my attention span.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. the blanket is really moving along.....i was looking at her zig-zag blanket the other day....another 10-stitch only; just what I need....another endless project. (I did NOT cast on---yet.)

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  2. The pattern is so nice Karen- different than just squares- I really like the design. I bet Frodo would love to snuggle up on that cozy blanket :)

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  3. I love that blanket! May need to take another look at the pattern - it has been in my favorites for a while.

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  4. I think you blanket is one of the coolest things I have seen, I love it. This weather is nuts isn't it? You have a warm front and after some really bad storms last night we have a cold front making things feel much more comfortable.

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  5. I'm still loving that blanket! It's really humid here today too. So strange. Don't you love knitting cowls? That has become one of my favorite knit projects.

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  6. I can not tell you just how much I love the look of your blanket! I know what I am going to make when I have enough leftover sock yarn in my stash again!! Right now I'm knitting the Dickson skirt and I am totally smitten with the pattern. (I get lots of knitting time while at swim meets and volleyball games.) Last night I finished "The Pilot's Wife" and really enjoyed it.

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  7. I love your sock blanket and hope the weather makes a return to fall so you can get back to it. This strangely warm and humid front has interrupted my enjoyment of crisp fall weather!

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  8. I LOVE your sock yarn blanket! How nice it will be to knit this winter when it's freezing out!

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  9. It's so lovely following the progress of your blanket, it's such a great pattern.

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  10. Your sock yarn blanket is so pretty! I'm dropped all my current knitting this week to cast on a pair of socks for my cousin who is quite unwell. I'm reading the latest book in the Shetland series by Ann Cleeves. I usually only read at bedtime, so can really relate to what you said about tiredness and attention span.

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  11. Those colors! So very beautiful. I'm struggle to knit when it is warm too.

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  12. Gorgeous blanket!! What a great idea to use sock yarn... it looks lovely!

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  13. Both blanket and cowl look lovely. The colour changes in the blanket really work beautifully. So cheerful and useful - always good to have something you can use while it's still a WIP :)

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  14. I love the sock yarn blanket, the colours are a delight.

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  15. That blanket is getting so big and it's lovely! The color sequence you've chosen is great!

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  16. I love the colors in your blanket, very fallish. Soon (very soon I hope) I will attempt an easy cowl pattern. :)

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  17. your blanket is just so lovely.

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  18. Working on boot cuffs for daughters. A little head start on Christmas

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  19. wow! that blanket is really coming along! looks lovely!!!! :)))) that cowl looks like a great pattern! well done! I also think narration verse character interaction can have that impact...

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  20. Your blanket looks terrific and is filled with such pretty colors. I finished a cowl this week and should be starting another soon. Right now I'm concentrating on socks for Socktober.

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  21. Wow you are really growing that blanket! It is awesome. Really nice colors.

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  22. That blanket just gets more and more beautiful and inviting every time I see a picture of it, Karen! You've been one busy lady with your knitting.

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  23. I love your blanket. WOW.
    Ive been in Virginia visiting my dear daughter. SO I haven't been reading. But i"m knitting two Trap scarves and a vest and a modular shawl.....

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  24. I love your blanket- very autumnal and I'll bet it'll be great for snuggling under in the winter.

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  25. Your blanket is getting bigger! One of these days I want to start this pattern. So many patterns, so much yarn, so many choices, but only 2 hands. Sigh. Just about done with The Edge of Eternity. It's very good.

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  26. The weather was warm here too! I really like the sock blanket idea, the colors look great! :)

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  27. Wow, that blanket is coming along. It looks wonderful. We are enjoying the warmer weather too, a few more days of it and then they say it is going to get cool. I can't wait, I miss wearing my woolens and my hand knits :)

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  28. Great blanket. That skein of yarn looks massive!

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  29. Blanket Looks fantastic!
    Wishing you cooler fall weather.... ;)

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  30. Your blanket is looking great. We are in the midst of quite a warm front here also. The slate grey yarn for your cowl is pretty.

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  31. Fabulous blanket! I may abandon my mitered squares for this one!

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