Currently on the Needles


I wonder if you thought I'd be showing my orange cardigan yet another week?  Well, I'm still plugging along with the knitting and just bound off the body of the sweater. Yesterday, I posted about finishing my shawl.  This week, I was craving a new project on the needles so I cast on another circumnavigate cowl.  This time around I have plenty of yarn and went up a needle size to make the cowl super squishy and slightly larger.  The tiny bit of yak fiber in the yarn makes this a decadent knit.

I am almost half way through my book, over all I'm liking the story so far.  The writing is quick to read and easy to pick up and put down.  Perfect for a busy week where my reading time has been limited.  On my kindle, I'm reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm which I read as a teen oh so long ago.  I honestly do not remember much of this book except that I wanted to be Rebecca.  But then every book I devoured as a teen, I wished to be the heroine.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Love the red! I've only knit circumnavigate once, but remember it being such a satisfying project!!! And I loved that book, too. I don't think I've ever read (ever---even as a teen) Rebecca.....of Anne of Green Gables. Good books to put on the list......the growing-i'll-never-get-to-in-a-lifetime list!!!!! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. I went to bed last night thinking about casting on a new project, nothing specific, I just want that cast on feeling :)
    I worked on the heel of my toe up sock last night and may rip the whole thing out today and start over cuff down, sigh, I don't think this way of knitting is for me, but I will let you know.

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  3. love that colour!!! :))) books are such a joy to read! It's fun to start a new knitting project! :)))

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  4. Such a beautiful, rich red yarn! I would love to take a peek at your stash, you always have the most perfect yarns and colors!!

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  5. What a delightful colour yarn, beautiful.

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  6. I think your new cowl is going to be quite lovely! Especially if that red is true!

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  7. I started project #3 in the tincanknits "the simple collection". But I'm having a problem.. not sure if I am joining to work in the round correctly... I have stalled! I am going to watch a tutorial today so maybe I can get back at it this week. :)

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  8. Yak fiber is amazing! You are going to love working with it and wearing it.

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  9. hmm that book looks interesting, i'll have to check it out! great color choice on the circumnavigate :)

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  10. Still look forward to seeing the orange finished! That is a gorgeous red. Love Rebecca and Pollyanna and Anne and the March sisters and all those wonderful girls books. I only have boys to read to now, so it is all Treasure Island around here!

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  11. Maybe next week we can have a peek at the orange sweater. :) You always create such lovely things, Karen.

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  12. Oh! That red is luscious! I adore vibrant reds.

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  13. That cowl is going to be gorgeous in that shade of red with that pattern. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. I'm thinking of knitting your Balancing Act cowl again.

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  14. Your cowl is going to be just lovely. The pattern is so elegant!
    I read FOOD a LOVE Story on the plane ride home from Florida. I read about 100 pages in fla and the rest on the bumpy ride home. I Laughed and laughed . It helped me get past the scary turbulence!

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  15. A lovely yarny reading week by the sounds of it! xx

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  16. I have the cast on itch. Hoping to find the time to hand wind a ball of yarn today and cast on :) Love the red!

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  17. yak fibre ?!?- i must check it out... that red is gorgeous. Happy knitting and reading Karen

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  18. Oh, I am glad to see that you like Mr. Penumbra's. My SIL recommended it me and I have it on my reading list. I may have to move it up in the queue now! Such a cheerful shade of yarn you have chosen.

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  19. The blue shawl is gorgeous, I really love the design and your knitting is quite beautiful. My aunt loves Mrs. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore, I am going to have to try it out. Haven't read Rebecca of Sunny-brook Farm, but always wanted to. :)

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  20. Love the look of the cowl Karen. I just linked over to ravelry for a look and ended up spending ages there. I've been looking for a different cowl pattern so will definitely get this pattern. Thanks for directing us to it.

    I'm just going to start another Dolan beret for a friend today and waiting for some lopi yarn to arrive to make a sweater for ahmad. I can't wait to begin making something a little bigger. I'm reading a Scandinavian murder mystery and lot's of seed catalogues and recipe books . I think it's that time of year. Debx

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