Currently on the Needles


Do you see how close I am to being done with that orange sweater? I am getting a little giddy about that.  I did undo the bottom edging a few days ago, I didn't care for the knitted off edge in garter stitch-the edge was too stiff and I just knew that after blocking it would still curl.  A simple garter stitch edging in the same needle size did the trick.  I'm quick pleased with that decision.  Today I will, yes will have that second sleeve done.

Since my daughter was in town over the weekend and I rejiggered the body of the sweater, I haven't knit much on my cowl.  But I did get a few rows in.  That tiny wee bit of yak fiber makes this a wonderful knitting project!

I'm reading the same books so I did not photograph them again.  I'm nearing the end of Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore  which I love.  It has geekiness and book love, a perfect combination.  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a walk down memory lane for me.  Each scene I remember and love revisiting a classic I read long ago.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love that color! I'm a fall color type person. You can begin to believe how much you inspire me!

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  2. I adore your orange sweater, it is such a pretty color! I'm still knitting on a hat. Should have been easy peasy, but I've had to start over several times... Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes. ;-)

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  3. Oh that is lovely... And the colour is one I have come to love lately.. xo

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  4. Love the sweater! I have tried making sweaters in the past, and they have turned out not so pretty. Have a great week!

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  5. your sweater is lovely...and i like your decision for the bottom edging. Have a lovely week

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  6. Can't wait to see the finished sweater!

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  7. yep---geekiness and booklove will get me every time, too!!! :)

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  8. Yes you will most certainly have that sleeve done today! I am getting excited for you Karen.

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  9. Yes you will most certainly have that sleeve done today! I am getting excited for you Karen.

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  10. Gosh, so close! The jumper looks fab, and such a wonderful colour :) I've never worked with yak fibre, sounds intriguing, and the red is so vibrant. What a cheerful pair of projects!

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  11. I love the orange and can't wait to see you model it! You always pick the best colors!

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  12. Such a beautiful vibrant sweater! Love it!

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  13. That garter stitch edging looks very nice, can't wait to see it finished!

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  14. I get giddy when I'm close to finishing a project too. Your sweater is looking great! Looking forward to seeing how your cowl comes along.

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  15. The vibrant colour is enchanting, a beautiful sweater.

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  16. Oh My goodness...it is going to be amazing!

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  17. You will be wearing your orange sweater by the weekend. It is really looking so pretty and you know I love the color ;)

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  18. I absolutely LOVE the colour of your sweater and I would say you made the right call on the edging, just beautiful

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  19. I love the color you picked. It is so bright and fun!!

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  20. yay! you are getting there!!! that book on the bookstore does sound quite intriguing! have fun finishing your beautiful sweater!!!

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  21. The orange sweater is just lovely! I can't wait to see the finished look! It will be great. :)

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  22. Such a yummy shade of orange! Can't wait to see it finished. :-)

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  23. The sweater is awesome! Hope the next picture is with you as the model! :)

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  24. Such a perfect orange! The sweater is looking great so far, can't wait to see the finished product!

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  25. Oh my gosh, Karen, you are SO fast!! I can hardly believe how quickly you have pumped that sweater out and it puts me to serious shame! I really love the color, it is so cheerful and warm. Really really lovely.

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  26. Almost there and the color is to die for!!

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  27. It looks great! I love the garter stitch edging. It was a good choice!

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  28. That orange sweater is going to be so much fun to wear. What a great color for winter! I am knitting on a Red Robin Shawlette, another garter stitch shawl that I am making up as I go along, and a "Nice Ribbed Sock" by Glenna C. I am reading a book I've been meaning to read for a long time, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino. It is a labyrinth of a story. I enjoyed Mr. Penumbra and his bookshop.

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  29. Your sweater is beautiful. That is a pretty shade of orange.

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  30. oh wow!!! that colour is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  31. Almost done, yay!!! Can't wait to see it on you :)

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  32. Your sweater is looking lovely and hurray for being almost done!

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  33. So exciting to see it nearly done!! I am sure that you are excited to get it done and to be able to start wearing it!! xx

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  34. I can't wait to see you wearing the orange sweater!! =) blessings ~ tanna

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  35. It's such a great feeling being nearly finished with a big project like a sweater. I'm almost finished with my Bluebells, and can't wait to have it off the needles. I've just started All the Light We Cannot See. I'm enjoying it so far.

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  36. Seriously, that is the happiest sweater! I can't wait to see it finished! *hugs* :)

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  37. Good luck with the last sleeve, almost there!

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