Currently on the Needles


I started a new project over the weekend with some Zauberball yarn.  I can't wait to see how this cowl turns out once more of the color progression shows.  I am inventing a cowl with a the feather and fan stitch.  My mother made many blankets with this stitch pattern so I think of her as I stitch away-I think she would have loved Zauberball yarn.

I finished my Anne Lamott book last week and thoroughly enjoyed her writing.  She has a wonderful talent of weaving heartache and humor with spirituality.  This week I'm reading Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.  So far so good, I do like his sarcastic sense of humor.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. i've only read one of david sadaris' books...the owls and diabetes one which i heard really wasn't one of his best, although i sort of enjoyed most of the stories! maybe something like that will drag me out of my book slump....(great yarn!!!!) thanks for suggestion.

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  2. I've never knit with Zauberball but have always wanted to. Feather and fan is one of my favorite stitches so I'm really looking forward to seeing how your cowl develops. It looks like perfect Thanksgiving knitting!

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  3. That yarn is beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing that cowl.

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  4. I am stitching will work for cookies cross stitch and I am reading Simplify by Bill Hybels

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  5. Feather and fan is my favorite lace stitch! Can't wait to see your cowl!

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  6. Reading a humor book for Thanksgiving is a great idea. I'm going in search of some fun reading, too!

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  7. Beautiful yarn Karen! I'm looking forward to seeing how your cowl turns out. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  8. OH gosh I caved. Im knitting another Trap scarf.
    reading: Books on Maine coon cats

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  9. Your cowl is going to be so lovely in that Zauberball!
    I love Davis Sedaris. I love to also listen to him on The Moth, he is a natural born storyteller.

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  10. Both Zauberballs and David Sedaris are things that I see recommended but have never tried :) That yarn is such a lovely colour, it's going to make a fabulous cowl.

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  11. Lovely yarn! Your cowl will be very pretty when it's finished.

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  12. Lovely yarn! Adding that book to my neverending must read list ;)
    I love the fair isle hat from the previous posts! great job!
    xoxo

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  13. I saw the Zauberball yarn in a German yarn shop the other day, so I can't wait to see how the colours will show on your cowl! Anne Lamott is on my must read list!

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  14. That colorway is great. I'm looking forward to seeing it develop.

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  15. I can't wait to see the color progressions. Zauberball is such fun yarn for a project like that.

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  16. Those zauberballs are so beautiful, I really need to get some of that yarn one day!

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  17. I love the feather and fan stitch, it'll make a very pretty cowl. And I've never tried knitting with a zauberball, even though I always think the colours are so much fun. Time to put one on my christmas wishlist!

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  18. Was für eine wunderbare Weise, an deine Mutter zu denken! Wir haben den Bruder von euren Elefanten und meine Tochter liebt ihn sehr. Er ist mittlerweile eine richtige kleine Persönlichkeit und aus unserer Familie nicht mehr wegzudenken.
    Alles Liebe,
    Lena

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    1. My son bought the mug and the stuffed elephant for my birthday-and I love both!

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  19. The yarn is beautiful... I'm always so excited to see what you make and create. It's very inspiring. I've been pushing myself to try knitting new types of stitches. Hoping to graduate to circular needles soon. :-) I'm still very much a scarf and dish cloth person. But at least, they are getting prettier. LOL!

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  20. The colourway looks great Karen, can't wait to see the finished cowl. You are a knitting machine :) Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy having your kids home. xo

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  21. Your plan for the yarn sounds beautiful, should really make those colour changes shine :)

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  22. Sedaris is so funny...I remember giggleling throughout that book. Can't wait to see your cowl.

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  23. I read that book quite a while ago and I remember it had me in stitches in some parts. Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  24. Love Zauberball!
    Isn't it funny how a simple thing like a stitch can bring memories of a loved one to be relived!
    Enjoy the Holiday!

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  25. I admit...I had to "google" Zauberball...so pretty! And I love the feather and fan. Can't wait to see it all finished up! *hugs* :)

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  26. That yarn looks like all kinds of beautiful and feather and fan is timeless.
    Enjoy your knitting and reading.

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  27. That's a really pretty Zauberball! I'm still knitting Christmas stockings and almost done with Little Women. It seemed so different when I first read it eons ago.

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  28. Beautiful yarn which will result in a lovely cowl! Never read Sedaris but will check him out.
    I am crocheting baby blankets for charity and planning some christmas ornament hooking these days, and reading Bitter Harvest of the Orchard Mystery series by Jennifer Connolly and The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop and Cafe by Mary Simses.

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