Currently on the Needles


This past week has been a good knitting week overall.  I successfully re knit what I ripped out last week and divided for the armholes as I knit my way down the body of the sweater.  Once the decreasing is finished for the waist shaping, I'll be finishing the sweater in no time at all.  I get a little giddy when the armholes are set aside.  The knitting is much faster.

The Book Thief continues to be entertaining and I am enjoying the easy reading.  I finished The Scarlet Letter which was good.  However, I think if that novel was mandatory for reading while I was in high school, most of the plot would have gone over my head.  

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. It's great that you have had good knitting mojo this week Karen. I think you will be wearing your pretty sweater in no time!

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  2. So glad you made progress! Lovely:))))

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  3. that sweater is flying!!! along......looking great! (I really like that layered candle in the background, too! How have you resisted lighting it????)

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  4. Still loving that pumpkin colour, the pattern too. I like the garter stitch bands down the front and now that I've discovered that it's a free pattern I'll be downloading it. I can't resist a free knitting pattern...especially such a nice one. I'm dying to start a big project, I'm still working on the sock yarn blanket but want to make a sweater now. Just waiting for yarn to arrive.

    I read something about the scarlet letter recently, or someone told me something about it all having complicated subtext and double meanings. I must see if I can remember who it was. I read it ages ago and probably most of it went over mine!
    debx

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  5. That orange is such warm cozy color- I bet it will so beautiful Karen!

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  6. Seems like everywhere I look there is orange knitting. :-) I do love the color so much I think I NEED to get some orange on my needles soon.

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  7. That looks like it is going to be a very cozy sweater! I read the Book Thief and I ended it (or I should say I listened to the audio book). I watched the movie after and was very disappointed.

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  8. Your sweater is gorgeous, Karen. You will look beautiful in it! LOVE the square candle in your picture!

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  9. Still the orange? You are making terrific progress, Karen. :) We read The Scarlet Letter out loud here in our homeschool and both my kids hated it, but it is required...

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  10. I love that orange - can't wait to see it finished. The Book Thief is a great book. And I will have to re-read The Scarlet Letter to see what I missed as I last read it when I was about 18.

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  11. You picked a gorgeous color for your sweater and I'm glad the re-knitting is behind you. Another sweater pattern added to my favorites.

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  12. I read The Scarlet Letter in 9th grade and The House of Seven Gables in 10th grade. I remember enjoying both books, but I don't remember either one very well. Maybe it's time to re-read!

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    1. definitely! I haven't read the house of seven gables so maybe one day I'll read it!

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  13. I just love the staging of your photo-- your table is so pretty!! and your sweater is looking great!

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  14. I never read The Scarlet Letter, somehow in all of the required and for-fun classical reading I skipped it but have thought that I should now. I think I did try to read it once but it was not interesting so I dropped it.
    Your sweater is beautiful, I have to agree with everyone else that the color is lovely! Glad you had a good knitting week.

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  15. What a beautiful sweater. It looks like you will be done in no time. That little frogging adventure didn't seem to slow you down. I read The Scarlet Letter in high school and I think again in college. It definitely has a lot of sub context.

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  16. You have certainly made up for all that frogging, you are making great progress. Its looking wonderful.

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  17. The Scarlet Letter was a very different book when read as an adult than it was when read in high school. I enjoyed it much more! Love the color of your sweater, as it brightens the dreary of winter.

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  18. Lovely color!

    I've read that book and it's amazing :)

    Here's my WIP: http://mibruno.com/en-proceso-141/

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    1. It is a good book :) I'm thoroughly enjoying it a second time around.

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  19. I love a top down, in-the-round cardigan. Pretty orange.

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  20. love the colour of your sweater !!! must pick up a copy of The Scarlet Letter...I don't remember reading it in highschool.

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  21. Between you and Tracey I have a feeling my next knit is going to be some sort of deep orange! It looks lovely Karen.

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  22. Not knitting or reading much this week. Been a bit occupied and preoccupied but I'm looking forward to a much slower week-end : Plan on finishing my daughter's neck warmer an reading a bit more of a wonderful book lent to me by a friend. The sweater is coming along nicely. Again, love the color!

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  23. Love the sweater - that color is divine! I have a lot of things on the needles... One thing I'm doing is the ZickZack scarf... One of the books I'm reading is "The Girl On The Train" - keeping my attention!

    Linda in VA

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  24. I have the same feeling when putting sleeves on scrap yarn, knitting your body goes so fast then :-) Lovely color, by the way!

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  25. You always pick the best yarn colors!

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  26. I've heard good things about the Book Thief!

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  27. Your sweater is very pretty. I love the color.

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  28. Love your sweater! great job knitting.

    Im knitting socks side by side and am happy! I happen to be under a NEW electric blanket right now. Im so darn cold. I caved today and bought one. Im done reading the Sedaris book; I gave up half way through. I did find out I LOVE reading magazines on the NOOK. So I'm reading magazines and feeling warm and relaxed. I'll pick up my needles by dinner

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  29. Such a lovely color of yarn Karen! I can't wait to see it finished. I'm working on a Granny Square afghan and a hat for a mystery hat swap. For reading, I've just started Garden Spells and I'm really enjoying it!

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  30. Great sweater,love the color! Goes with your blog name;)

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  31. So glad the sweater is back! Ripping out rows isn't fun... I haven't read the Book Thief, but it sounds good! :)

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  32. Your sweater is coming along nicely. I love that book. Love it. Don't laugh I'm reading The Maze Runner. I read a little short story from the Flavia De Luce series. I'm currently knitting baby hats and ripping out socks :)

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  33. Look at you go on the sweater, can't wait to see it on you :)

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  34. I've had this sweater (My Favorite Color) bookmarked for over a year...now I think I need to get it on the needles soon....your beautiful yummy orange color makes me want to start now! :)

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  35. There's no stopping you! I'm at exactly the same place; dividing the sleeves on a sweater for my eldest daughter and breathing with a little relief as I know that I will pick up speed from now on.

    Now, if only we didn't have to knit two whole sleeves....:-)

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  36. Lol I feel exactly the same way when I separate the sleeves too. I actually rather like knitting sleeves, they work up so quickly compared to the main part of the sweater and they tend to be fairly simple to knit too

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  37. Tat's going to be a beautiful sweater!

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  38. Beautiful. beautiful. can't wait to see it on you! blessings ~ tanna

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  39. yay for sweater progress!!! :))))) how lovely!!! and a fun colour too!

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  40. What a fabulous colour! I love that feeling when a project suddenly leaps into life and you know the end is in sight. :)

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  41. While you have been knitting you sweater down from the top I've been knitting mine (Bluebells by Kate Davies) up from the bottom. :-)

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    1. and maybe we'll meet in the middle!

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  42. Now that is a gorgeous colour, and it looks as if it will be really warm!

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  43. The sleeves are the hardest part for me to finish! Once I get to them, I just want to hurry it up and get it done. But I'm naturally impatient :) Also, your sweater looks great so far!

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  44. It's so exciting to be that close to finishing a sweater -- at least I imagine it would be! I've been reading. I've been reading, "Quiet," a book about the power of introverts.

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  45. Good job doing all that reknitting. You are so speedy! Looks like you'll have a sweater soon. Enjoy your weekend.

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  46. Love that color.. So wish I could knit... xo

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