Currently on the Needles


My knitting and reading this week are both new, oh sweet joy!  I am on my last cowl for holiday knitting and I think I just might knit one for myself.  Maybe.  This yarn is malabrigo sock but I'm not too sure of the colorway.  I want to say rayon vert (yup just checked).  I've had this in deep stash and the tags were not attached. I continue to knit my own version of grey loop cowl, the pattern is burned into my memory.

My novel this week is The Mathematician's Shiva which I picked up while in Cambridge, MA.  The back summary was interesting and funny.  As you know, my son is in graduate school for mathematics.  I do like the abundant dialogue that was absent from my last novel (the signature of all things).  And the ease of reading.  So fingers are crossed that I picked a good one.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. I love both your knitting and reading this week! The colors in the Malabrigo are great and The Mathematician's Shiva has been on my list since spring so I also have my fingers crossed that it's a good one. Happy reading and knitting!

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  2. The colour of the yarn is beautiful and perfect for the season.

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  3. Beautiful yarn! I haven't read that book, but it's awesome that your son studied mathematics at college. :)

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  4. I just finished a pair of socks, also with Malabrigo Sock yarn. I am still knitting my little socks, but don't seem to make any real progress on them. I am not sure yet what I will cast on next, either a pair of mitts or a hat. My reading has been very slow these last few weeks (maybe even months) I started Orange is the new Black a while ago. I like it but I haven't really been attached to the story, so it's the same here as with the knitting, no real progress. There is just too much other stuff to do at the moment...

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  5. That's a really interesting-sounding book - hope it carries on well!

    Lovely, lovely yarn, such a gorgeous colour. It's such a nice feeling when you can just pick something up and work on it without having to concentrate too hard or worry about finding where you were in the pattern!

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  6. Looking forward to seeing that cowl when it is finished, Karen. I love the colors in the yarn! Happy knitting and happy reading. Praying and trusting that your week is now going along nice and steady without any bumps. Hugs

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  7. A new book and a new project on the needles, life is good ;)
    You are knitting your last Christmas cowl? You are really on the ball for the season Karen. I need to sit down and see what I have in my stack and then I'll see how I've done for the year.
    Have a great day.

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  8. I hope you will Pi lisa the changes you made! I'm always in awe of your knitting!

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  9. I like the color of your new cowl, it is very pretty! Your last holiday knitting project already? Impressive!

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  10. Is there a cowl pattern you would recommend for beginners? I am wanting to make some for my girls. Feeling rather brave right now. :)
    Interested to know what you think of your new read! Enjoy!

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    1. Are you on ravelry? pick out what you think is easy and you like the looks of it and shoot me a message over there, I'll help if I can.

      If you are still on straight needles, you could find a scarf pattern that you like and knit it to 65 inches (give or take) then sew the two ends together and poof you've got yourself a cowl!!!

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  11. Beautiful pattern and yarn...love the rich color.

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  12. I was always good at math but didn't enjoy it. Not sure I would ever pick up a book with "math" in it's title. LOL. I just stopped reading The Lemon Tree because there wasn't enough dialogue - it read too much like a history book.

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  13. Look at you go on the holiday knitting! I especially love it when you can use the stash. Malabrigo is such nice yarn.

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  14. oh fun that you finished a book... something satisfying in that! I do like that colour...so nice to have a well stocked stash! Have a peaceful day!

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  15. that cowl is gorgeous. i am so impressed that you are almost done with your holiday knitting. in true form and fashion, i have not yet begun. But as soon as this Halloween business is finished, i will start planning for Christmas.
    Happy knitting!

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  16. That is so fabulous that you are almost finished with your holiday knitting. I love the color of the cowl. Thanks for the pattern suggestion. I may have to knit that one!!

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  17. I was going to say, looks like rayon vert! Love that colorway! (I think I may have a problem ... I recognize Malabrigo and Tosh yarns by touch and color, ha!)

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  18. It speaks volumes that you know a pattern by heart, must be a good one! Fingers are crossed for you :)

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  19. If you're terribly unsure about that color way I'd be happy to send along my mailing address ;-)

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  20. I love the colourway of that Malabrigo sock yarn. I still have some leftover Malabrigo sock from my Color Affection and I'm thinking of giving it away, I love the yarn but I feel having worked with these colours for so long I'm somehow done with them.
    How awesome that you finished your gift cowls, yay for you!! :)

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  21. Ah that cowl is gorgeous!! The end of your Christmas cowls? I am clearly not doing any Christmas knitting this year...

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  22. Love the colorway! The Grey Loop Cowl is one I want to make for gifts too!

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  23. Isn't it comforting to knit a pattern you know well? Your gift recipients will be blessed with those lovely cowls. Love the book title... can't wait to hear more about it. Have a blessed day!

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  24. Beautiful yarn! You can't go wrong with Malabrigo. When you are done, can you take over some of my holiday knitting for me?

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  25. I like the colorway you've chosen for your holiday giving cowl.

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  26. Beautiful - I like the colour very much!
    Can't believe you are all set for Christmas! I really need to start earlier - next year ;-)
    Lena x

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  27. The color of that Malabrigo is just lovely! Perfect jewel color for fall :) You're definitely way ahead of me on christmas giftmaking.

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  28. Knitting a non poncho type top. Im reading THE DAY I TURNED UNCOOL and its so funny

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  29. That is a very pretty cowl! So how many have you made? Maybe you could take a photo of the whole bunch to see what they look like in different colors? I am working on a Christmas stocking at the moment and reading A Damgerous Fortune by Ken Follett.

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  30. I am in love with your yarn! The purples are quite lovely.

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  31. That yarn will make a great cowl. Right now I'm in love with my Turn a Square hat. I'm just worried about running out of scrap yarn, but I can't tell and I can't stop. No books are cracked right now ...

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  32. Such pretty colors in the yarn. I'm sure it will be a beautiful cowl. Great job on your holiday knitting!

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  33. I like your book selection. I must try it. Both Hubby and I have our Master's degrees in Mathematics and our daughter majored in math at Boston College. She is an Actuary now. Good luck to your son. I can't believe you are so far along with your holiday knitting. I have been stalled and I only have one item planned. I love the colorway of the cowl you are working on.

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  34. Thank you, thank you for posting your notes ;) I will be using them for a cowl for my knitter daughter for the holidays (once I finish the wonder years sweater for Kaleb!)
    My niece Shannon is a math major at URI ~ we were just talking Saturday night about all the wonderful applications a math degree hold! As she is in the thick of it right now in her coursework I think she was only half appreciating our enthusiasm! She's a natural though, and loves numbers. :) God bless them!

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  35. Both the pattern and the yarn color are beautiful! Cannot wait to see it completed!

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  36. What beautiful yarn - how wonderful to have some Christmas gifts completed and to have spent a day in Cambridge!

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  37. such a pretty yarn....can't beat malabrigo!!!! anxious to hear a book review....looks like a goodie!!!!

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  38. That colour is beautiful - it is going to make a great shawl - love the cover of the book, I think I would picked it up just for that!

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  39. I'll definitely have to check that book out, did you end up enjoying it?

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    1. I did enjoy it Yanic, my son is majoring in math in grad school so I bought the book because we could share it. Once he reads the novel I'm sure we will have some interesting discussions!

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