Currently on the Needles


The knitting has been prolific these January days.  I hop from my socks, to the scrap blanket, to the shawl and this sweater.  I love having many projects on the needles and choices when I sit to knit.
This sweater has a lovely top down construction, a must when I knit a sweater.

I finished my book from last week, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  It was good, really really good!  I think many of us have read it, but if you haven't maybe you should put it on your list.  My daughter finished this book, The Maid's Version over the holiday break, she wasn't thrilled with it but she thought I'd like it.  So I started last night and of course, I cannot opine as of yet.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. You have so many wonderful things on the needles Karen. I have only ever knit top down sweaters, but do have the sleeves of the seamed Acer Cardigan just waiting for a body, ahem.

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  2. I love the color of your current project. I am not currently doing any crocheting, but I am reading Stiches by Anne Lamott and am sure enjoying it. Have a great week!

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  3. and you chose to show this beautiful sweater in progress....because it matches you book, right? (hee hee!!!! I must admit, I love when that happens!!!!!) happy knitting!

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  4. I have been thinking of starting this book. I will be interested in what you think. Lovely knits! This time of year is perfect for knitting. http://throughourgardengate.blogspot.com/2015/01/yarn-along.html

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  5. It is really nice to have a few different projects to choose from isn't it? I just love that pumpkin color yarn! I am going to have to add that book to my list.

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  6. i just started 'me before you' after reading your post... I'm only in chapter 4 but am already hooked. Thanks for the recommendation. I love the pumpkin yarn of your sweater !!!

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  7. Love that colour Karen. You are a knitting queen. I love hearing about all of your projects :)

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  8. I too have several WIPs and have hopped between them, love the color you are working with, so warm.

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  9. I haven't done any crochet for a few weeks. Loving the colour of yarn you are knitting with, a real delight.

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  10. I have not done much knitting. I will be getting started on those taxes. I feel guilty if I pick up knitting and my taxes aren't ready. :(
    I just need to jump in and get it over with! Maybe Sunday afternoon... ;)

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  11. Love the pattern looks so pretty and the color you chose...swoon.

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  12. Hurray for lots of knitting - it is what January is for!

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  13. I love that you've named it the necessity cardigan!

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  14. I love having several things on the go - it's great being able to pick something that suits your mood.circumstances, rather than feeling you 'have' to knit something because it's the only thing you have on the go. Of course, it helps when your projects are also lovely :)

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  15. Karen, that sweater is going to be beautiful! I hope you are making it for yourself because it would definitely be beautiful on you.

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  16. It looks like you have lots of great knitting choices! I'm like you, and always have multiple things on the go at once.

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  17. The cardi looks great Karen, and I can't help but notice that it somehow matches the cover of your book?!
    LOVED Me Before You, it's a great read! Happy knitting and reading!

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  18. Love the yarn color for your sweater. Me Before You is on my TBR list.

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  19. Hi Karen! Funny you, too, are working with a pumpkiny orange yarn...the third I've seen this morning. I've got many projects in the works and made a list just yesterday to prioritize them as some only need to be wrapped up while others are far from finished. Casting on nothing new until I've got some FO's to share. :) I picked up the first 8 Mitford books (Jan Karon) and plan to re-read through them all. I hear she has a new book out, but I'll hint about that for Mother's Day. ;)
    xo Lisa

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  20. hello karen,
    your sweater looks great and the colour is fantastic. i love it. i too have serveral wip on the needle.
    happy knitting,
    regina

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  21. I'm knitting two different pairs of mittens, one of them is almost done (about half a thumb is missing) and the other one is even closer to being done but I run out of yarn and have to wait for a few extra yards from a friend.

    I read two books by Sarah Maddison Allen. 1. "Lost Lake" which I liked and 2. "Garden Spells" which I loved so much. Now I am looking for a new book. I preordered two books on iBook, but they won't be out before the 20th of January.

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  22. Happy New Year Karen, I'm just getting around to catching up with my blogger friends. I love the rich colour of the sweater and like top down knits too. Your birthday rabbit is cute. Is it an Alicia Poulson form Posie Gets Cosy. I've just began to make some simple fingerless mitts and am pouring over seed catalogues planning my new garden.
    Happy January knitting.
    debx

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  23. Oooh the book looks great! It seems like something I would like, let me know how you like it! I always admire the way you can jump from one project to another, I wish I could do that! :)

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  24. such a gorgeous color for that sweater!! Top down is the best!! All of your projects look amazing!!

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  25. May cast on fingerless....already have a baby blanket and sweater going. Nice to switch around I agree.
    Im usually very monogamous.
    Reading The Making of The Princess Bride

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  26. I'm reading The Maze Runner and I'm knitting Common Ground a bulky cardigan in brown. I feel differently about it day to day ... the sweater that is.

    Despite your protest, I remain convinced you match your reading / book covers to your lovely knitting projects.

    I feel like the internet and blog world is encouraging me to cast on for multiple WIPs. I think that I will require at least 2 cast on this week/end. :)

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  27. I adore the yarn you chose!! I just love orange and MUST knit something in orange soon. :-)

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  28. Nice projects, Karen! I am working on mitts, a GK hoodie, and a GK jumper and trying to read the Count of Monte Cristo before Jan. 19th; it's huge but better than I expected.

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  29. I've added 'Me Before You' to my Audible wish list although I haven't yet finished listening to 'The Signature of All Things', although I'm enjoying that.

    Like you, I like lots of pieces of work to choose from, so have several knit and crochet pieces on the go. For the first time in ages, I'm making a knit baby jumper. It is the pattern I used to make my first ever knit garment (start small!) so is a super simple boat neck sweater made in pieces. Just have one sleeve to make and then mattress stitching here I come Has been lovely re-visiting the scene of my first triumph of the needles though! :-)

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  30. I've felt the restless urge to cast on... but, still haven't eyed a project I want to do. I keep looking at cardigans... thinking I will see that perfect "comfort" I'm seeking. Until I find it, I'm creeping along with my one crochet project. I LOVE the color of this cardigan. Look forward to seeing you model it soon. blessings ~ tanna

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  31. I've added this sweater to my queue-- thanks for recommending it!! It definitely looks like something that will get worn many times!!

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  32. I agree with Little Blue above: you are a knitting marvel indeed! I'm going to check out your book recommendation. I'm always on the hunt for a good page-turner.

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  33. Me Before You sounds like an interesting book, thanks for the tip. I'm reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell and right now mainly focusing on a lovely pair of socks.

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  34. I like to have a lot of projects in the works at the same time also. I love the color of the yarn for your sweater.

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  35. That yarn is just lovely... The color is so warm and rich.

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