Currently on the Needles



This week I've mainly focused on my husband's socks.  I'm still on the first one but today I'll be shaping the toe and casting on the second sock.  When I'm not knitting on the socks, I'm knitting on the cowl enjoying the color progressions.

I finished my book from two weeks ago, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.  Some of the essays were laugh out loud, some were amusing and some I didn't find so funny.  I'm glad I read the book though.  This week, I'm delving into some short stories by Alice Munro- Too Much Happiness.  So far so good, I love her writing style and her main characters.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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Comments

  1. you know---this time of year really is perfect for short stories!!! I've been dragging through my book, one chapter late at night at a time, reading it almost like a short story!!! Think i'll pick up a david sedaris at the library today! Hope you're having a good week!!!!!

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  2. Cute socks! Someday I would like to attempt socks, but for now I like looking at your pictures and finding inspiration! The book looks great too, I'll add it to my list. :)

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  3. I love the sound of your book, might have to check it out. Those socks look warm and cozy, perfect for winter. Enjoy your day Karen. xo

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  4. Your socks look great! I know several males that would love socks with that yarn, so I may have to hunt some down. I found some of the stories in Too Much Happiness a bit disconcerting, but also thought there were some brilliant ones, and all of her writing is achingly beautiful. It certainly made me think about choices and decisions!

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  5. I think I need your book Karen, I only manage to read a page or two of mine each night before I fall asleep.
    Oh, and I love the title, it sound perfect.

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  6. The socks look amazing. I've yet to make any for Ahmad. I'm sure that he would love some like these. Your short stories look intriguing. Interesting title and I wonder if you were influenced by the cover illustration? I usually am. Your comments are encouraging me to look for a copy.
    debx

    I've been working on another Dolan beret...I find them addictive.

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  7. I love striped socks. I still find sock knitting so daunting, maybe it'll be a challenge in the new year once we're settled for good. My reading has been mostly short stories/ essays lately too. They seem to fit better this time of year.

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  8. Those socks are incredibly beautiful, Karen! Is it okay for men's socks to be beautiful? I love the colors and the pattern they develop as you knit!

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  9. Nice looking socks! I'm sure your hubby will love them! I've finished a cowl and cast on for a dress yesterday. Didn't get very far yet, just a few rows. I think I need to get some longer needles to get a better feel for it. Have a great day!

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  10. The socks are looking great! I'm also very much in a sock knitting mood at the moment.

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  11. Yay for husband socks! I knitted him 2 pairs this month for the very first time since he never wears anything yarn... but ever since we moved to Poland he's been having cold feet so I knitted him a pair to test, and now he's addicted to wool socks too!
    Which is both lovely and a tragedy as he has big feet and likes his socks long so it takes a long time to knit a pair haha.
    Lovely yarn choice!
    Hugs and have a great day!

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  12. Lucky husband! Those look like lovely socks. I'm working on a husband project too at the moment :)

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  13. Your husband is going to love those socks! Such masculine colors. And they will most definitely be warm!

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  14. Nice socks :) I need to do the afterthought heels for my husband's Christmas socks, not really in the mood to do it at the moment though lol

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  15. Awesome socks! love the color choice.

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  16. love those socks, they look wonderful!!!

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  17. The socks are a real delight. Stunning colours.

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  18. Handsome colors for manly socks!!!

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  19. I enjoy Munro's stories and the way they have interconnecting themes.

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  20. Perfect colors for a pair of socks for the hubby!

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  21. I listened to Sedaris' Christmas short story collection last year and was underwhelmed. Yes, there were definitely some funny moments, but like most sketch comedy, I wanted nearly all of it to be over faster than it was.

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  22. That looks like the perfect self-striping yarn for men's socks. Alice Munro is a good read.

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  23. I'm stitching some snowmen on my new material. I've read Minimalism by JD Yoder.

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  24. I feel the same way about Sedaris. I either am crying laughing at his essays, or just not loving them. No in between. Beautiful socks!

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  25. As soon as I finish my mitts I'm back on the sock bandwagon!

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  26. Love the socks, they look like great husband socks. :)

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  27. I just knitted a teacup book mark in about half an hour. It was super easy. I may have to knit more tonight.
    I'm reading Christmas cards as they arrive! Hubby and I are starting a Civil war, one day one page book ...

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  28. What nice socks! I have been knitting for my husband too, a hat that I can't show on my blog because he reads it. That's why I keep showing slow-going mittens, haha! I use anytime he's gone that I'm free to work fiendishly on it.

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  29. That sock yarn is wonderful. I went to hear David Sedaris talk last year. He was hysterical.

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  30. Nice sock and perfect yarn! Great work. You are a fast knitter!

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  31. the socks look great! i love reading books with short stories from time to time. it's just the amount of reading i get to some days, and it's nice to finish someting quickly!

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  32. i read that collection a while ago... you will be impressed by the range of Munro's imagination and writing abilities !!! your socks are gorgeous....

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  33. I like those socks! It's a great colourway for guys. Much better than knitting plain grey or brown. Or worse yet, black. :-)

    I'm ashamed to admit I've never read an Alice Munro book. I really need to do something about that.

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  34. I really like the yarn you are using for your husband's socks.

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  35. I like that yarn, too. You cannot go wrong with Trekking XXL.
    I haven't read that Munro, but I have read many others. You can't go wrong with her, either!

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