Currently on the Needles


I've returned once again to my fair isle hat that is nearly done.  I finished the colorwork yesterday and started the crown decreasing.  I might keep this for myself or I might give this to my son.  I do love the rustic colors and I think I have enough yarn left over to do another one.  Yesterday I posted about a few more gifts completed and wrapped.

My reading is new this week.  I finished the Mathematician's Shiva and overall enjoyed the book.  There were tiny bits that were slow going but that could have been me reading right before I fall asleep.  If you love math, I'd say give this book a flip through.  My new book, Stitches by Anne Lamott one of my favorite writers.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I adore your hat Karen and think if you decide to give it to your son you should cast on another just for you because it's so beautiful

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  2. Keep that gorgeous hat for yourself! You've been knitting up a storm to give away so you deserve something beautiful for yourself. You can knit the next one for him.

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  3. oh, Karen! The colors in that hat are stunning! (or handsome.....it's definitely a hat that a guy would also love!)

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  4. Karen, that's a great looking hat!! The color combination is just perfect for this time of year! Interesting book title, I'll have to check into that one.

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  5. Could you show us a photo where you wear the hat? It looks really beatiful but I can't really imagine what it looks like worn.

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  6. Beautiful hat and fair isle work! thanks for sharing! Love the colour combo!

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  7. Or colorway knitting...I haven't tried it and frankly it frightens me! But, this hat is lovely!

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  8. Oh Karen! That yarn is beautiful! Love the pattern it is developing! And that book (Stitches) is going on my wish list! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Oh that hat!! I love it!! I really enjoy Anne Lamott too but haven't read that one yet. Hope you like it!

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  10. Thinking back a few weeks, you created this fair isle pattern yourself, didn't you? In any case, it's turning out beautifully!

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  11. Fantastic pattern and those colors are amazing together.

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  12. Now that is so pretty Karen! I've just taken a book on Fair Isle out of the library. I can do very basic Fair Isle but would love to improve - any tips?

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  13. Beautiful hat. I really like the colorwork.

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  14. Your fair isle hat looks gorgeous! I'd keep it to my self :-p it's just too pretty!

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  15. Love the colors of the hat. They would make a gorgeous sweater!

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  16. looks great, that hat! Well, I think it would be neat to give away and make another for you as well... special that way! Did not know of the new Anne Lamott book; she is funny and gives many things to think on.

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  17. What lovely autumnal colours. I love the purple coming through the more muted colours, it really pops.

    I really must get my hands on the maths book, and possibly 'Stitches' as well - what a wonderful title :)

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  18. Beautiful hat and the fair isle work is a delight.

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  19. I always look forward to seeing what you have going and as usual, this is so cool!

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  20. Oh, I've been meaning to find a copy of that book!

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  21. Beautiful hat, I'd probably have a very hard time giving it away. If you do you should definitely make a second one for yourself.

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  22. Gorgy fair isle Karen- beautiful choice of colors. Who ever is lucky to wear it I am sure will enjoy it so much.

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  23. The book your reading looks good! I'll have to give it a tr. :) Also the hat's colors are lovely!

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  24. Your fair isle is wonderful! fair isle is always a great knit, want to get back into that kind of knitting.

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  25. The hat is beautiful! I love the Fair Isle pattern, and the colours are very pretty. I'm still stuck on gift knitting, but can't wait to order yarn and cast on a project from Kate's new yokes book.

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  26. I love the colors you chose! Keep it! It's beautiful!

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  27. Your Fair isle is awesome. !!!!
    I love Ann Lamott
    I am reading a book on Maine Coon cats :),,,,,you asked!

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  28. The prettiest knits in the prettiest colors! Loving that hat! :)

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  29. That hat is gorgeous, love the colours.

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  30. Karen are you interested in knitting a pair of socks for me, i am happy to pay for your labour and wool. You are such an accomplished knitter. Let me know..no hurry..have a think about it Cheers Monique

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  31. Wow... your hat is stunning... and i love the quilt underneath too. I love Ann Lamott and will have to check out this title.

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  32. I love that the colors of your hat and your quilt match so well. :-) I have not yet tried fair isle on a serious project. It looks so challenging. The book looks fascinating too!

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  33. Your hat is amazing! One day I will be brave enough to try fair isle... but not yet!!

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  34. Love the socks! They are going to be beautiful. Thanks for the Lamott title; I love her stuff. Thanks to you DH who majored in math is reading your book. I though am rereading Little Women and then March for the first time.

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  35. I am cross stitching a phrase and reading a paranormal romance by Jessie Donovan called Seducing The Dragon.

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  36. Love the pattern and colours of your hat - definitely great colours for either gender :)

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  37. I just love your selection of colors. :) The purple and mustard look grew together.

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  38. Such beautiful autumn colors... You do beautiful work.
    I can actually jump in this week and say I'm knitting a scarf for my son! I've also jumped into a few of our gardening books. Already planning for spring. :-)

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