Currently on the Needles


My knitting has been fast and furious.  Well, sort of, I guess.  I finished the cowl in the photo last night and need to soak and block it today before its photo shoot.  I might make one more cowl or I might not.  I would love to be knitting some other kind of project but I also love the feeling of being almost done with Christmas knitting.

I finished the hat and posted yesterday. Just a quick visit to the post office and another to do errand will be checked off.

My reading is the same, The Mathematician's Shiva, and I'm nearing the end of the novel.  Overall I've enjoyed the book.  As I said last week, the math "stuff" goes over my head.  When my son reads this book over one of his breaks, I'm sure we'll be having some good discussions.  I picked up a copy of Jane Austen Knits magazine.  Oh how I love the designs, lace projects and articles!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. I love the beautiful yarn, such a lovely colour blend.

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  2. I've just finished a cowl too and have another new design in view, which I'm excited to make. Also crocheting a sparkly wrap and re-reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, albeit slowly...

    I've seen that Jane Austen book a number of times and like the looks of it. Would be great to hear what you think of the pattern writing when you've had an opportunity to try one or two of them out :)

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    1. I do hope to get to some of the knitting one day! I find I tend to flip through and drool a lot before cast on.

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  3. I love the Austen Knits magazines. I have them all except the latest one - have to work up to buying them as they are so expensive to post here to Australia!

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    1. bummer! I guess I'm lucky I found it in a bookstore :)

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  4. I just pulled out my Advent/Christmas book to make a plan for the season then I need to empty the cedar chest to see just how much knitting I need to do for the holiday. I am hoping when I see it all written down I will know that feeling of being done with Christmas knitting too.
    Love your cowl Karen, you always use the prettiest yarns.

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  5. your yarn is gorgeous ... I'm going to put the Mathmatician's Shiva on hold at the library... it sounds interesting

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  6. I only knit one Christmas gift this year - an apis dorsata shawl for my mom who is a beekeeper. I know she will love and appreciate all the hard work that I put into it. My sisters-in-law (whom I've gifted handknits in the past) just never seem to appreciate what I make them. So, this year, they will get store bought gifts.

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  7. I can 't wait to see the finished cowl! You always pick beautiful patterns and the perfect yarn for it. I've not yet seen that magazine, sounds like it would have some lovely projects in it though.

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  8. What a great start to your week, finishing things left and right. The yarn for your cowl is beautiful! Can't wait to see it after it's photo shoot.

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  9. Beautiful cowl. I have made a few scarves and cowls for gifts. Love the magazine, I am going to look for it next time I am out and about.

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    1. I found mine in Barnes and Noble, good luck!

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  10. Lovely cowl! I love the colors. I think next year I better start planning to knit for Christmas in the spring because I am just not even going to try really this year - too many small children here for me to have consistent enough to knitting time to guarantee completed projects. Sad, though, because I always dream of giving beautiful, detailed, and personally selected handknit gifts. There will many years ahead for that... right? Haha!

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  11. Love your cowl Karen! Again - your colours are beautiful, I'm noticing lots of wine colours in your pics ;) My Christmas knitting has not really happened as early as I would have liked I'm afraid. I do have some quick small projects that I am cracking on with at the moment - so lots of 'fast and furious' knitting happening here too :)

    Have a lovely day.

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  12. I can't wait to see your cowl blocked! I've made two hats for C's school donations to Children's Hospital. A couple other knits for others before I'm back to finishing my own projects.

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  13. I just love checking those items off the list. Can't wait to see that cowl blocked. I just love the color of the yarn.

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  14. can't wait for the photo shoot!!!! I quickly flipped through that magazine at the bookstore, but knew if I bought it I'd get into BIG trouble!!! focus.....must stay focused!!!

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  15. love that colour of yarn! looking forward to the photo shoot, seeing the pictures! :) God bless you!

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  16. Beautiful colorway for your cowl. Jane Austen Knits magazine?! How have I missed this?? Thanks for posting about it - I will have to try to find a copy.

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  17. Karen: Just had to pop back here to say Thank you for your kind comment on my yarn along post! :) Have a great day!

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  18. I absolutely adore those Jane Austen designs. Sue from Mr Micawber's Recipe For Happiness gifted me one of the first magazines published almost three years ago (already?) and I really, really like it.

    The colour of the yarn in the cowl picture is quite beautiful.

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  19. The magazine looks great! Are the projects difficult? Let me know! :)

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  20. soaking and blocking? oh there is so much to be learned! :) (I can't wait!)
    I am just getting started on my hat for Anke this evening. Bought some nice yarn for it today. Jane Austen knits looks very interesting.

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  21. I didn't even know of the existence of a Jane Austen knits magazine, I need to get my hands on it! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Gorgeous yarn, can't wait to see it :)

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  23. Your cowl is wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished photo. Love your colors!

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  24. Love that yarn. Can't wait to see the finished cowl.

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  25. that magazine sounds like fun! I totally fell in love with the knitting that was worn on the TV series "The Outlander" and I could imagine that Jane Austen wore some nice things too.

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  26. I really want to see the new Jane Austen mag... time for a trip to my local bookstore and some tea while I peruse the patterns! The cowl looks great, too.

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  27. I'm curious about your cowl, the yarn looks beautiful. Knitting magazines are fun read and look in!

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  28. Love this cowl, I knitted it up last spring out of some of my spun yarn,,,,loved it. I too am doing holiday knitting, though never enough time to get it all done.

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  29. Very nice and your magazine sounds lovely.. Would love to see it .. xo

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  30. Can't wait to see the finished cowl all blocked; it's a very pretty color! I knitting Christmas stockings and the snowflake sock at the moment and reading March by Geraldine Brooks about the father in Little Women. It's very interesting.

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  31. reading: blogs :)
    Knitting my Circle Vest slow but sure...

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  32. I had to check my calendar when you said you were nearly done with Christmas knitting. Not even the end of November, and you're nearly done? Wow :D

    Enjoy your magazine, it looks absolutely beautiful!

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  33. Gorgy yarn, very pretty and rich color way. Love the hat you finished- you are a speedy knitter Karen.

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  34. Your knits and covers always compliment each other! You are in the knitting zone, enjoy!

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  35. The yarn for your cowl is so pretty. I am looking forward to the photos. I can't believe that you are almost done with your Christmas knitting. Great job!

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