Currently on the Needles


I know I stated previously that I was finished knitting this cowl series.  I made three of them that I gave as Christmas presents.  I wanted one for myself but was tired of the pattern.  Yesterday, I recovered from that feeling and cast on one for myself.  I want my March to be "finish all of the wintry items so I can focus on bright colors".  This lofty goal is not set in stone, as a knitter you can always change your mind on what you want to knit.  Right? Oh and I did finish that super fast aran weight cowl!

I finished The Peach Keeper and overall the novel was a light and easy read which I enjoyed.  For lent, I've been reading a chapter of this book, Linking Your Beads every day or every other day.  While at the religious store with my daughter before lent began this book caught my eye.  It's filled to the brim with the history of the rosary and explains prayer beads in other cultures and religions before the practice of the rosary that we know today.  I love learning and relearning what I know about my faith.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I haven't seen that book. I love learning about Catholocism as well. Will be looking for it:)

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  2. My Lent reading is The Secret of the Rosary by St.Louis De Montfort and it has been very informative.
    Yes, you can always change your mind! :)

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  3. So glad we can change our minds about our projects! :)

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  4. look at you with that grey yarn!!!! :)

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  5. I really love the grey. Good luck with it!

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  6. Your book sounds awesome! (Huge history and theology nerd that I am.) I'm wishing I had knit myself a couple cowls for this winter! But I'm not sure I want to encourage winter in anyway right now!

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  7. Glad you recovered from your thought that you were finished with making cowls:) Thank you for sharing about the book you are reading for lent. It looks like an interesting read.

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  8. I know what you mean when you say you want to knit with brighter colors. The blue socks I made were so much fun to knit, that I'm using the leftover yarn (combined with other leftover yarn) to make another pair of socks. I think I need to look for a pattern that screams spring and can be knit with some colorful yarn.

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  9. As a knitter, I think we're obligated to change our projects as often as we change our minds, as the mood takes us ;) I've just completed a commissioned cowl this morning and have been working on a silver silk lace beaded crescent shape shawl, which I'm solely focused on - for today, at any rate! Also crocheting a bridal shawl and currently reading a couple of books - a paperback Jo Nesbo (Scandinavian crime thriller) and audio copy of Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' when I'm at the sewing machine, which I'm really enjoying so far.

    By the way - thanks for introducing me to The Signature of All Things - finished the audio book last week and I really enjoyed it. Took me ages to get through and am glad I went audio rather than hard copy - can see it might be a bit tough to read through.

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  10. That book sounds wonderful! I will have to try and find it during Lent. I love your knitting goals. And yes, we can change them at any time we want!

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  11. I think that is a great idea, lets wrap up winter and use the motivation of spring and fun colours to get us through.

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  12. Your Lenten book sounds wonderful! I recently finished "The Problem of Pain" by CS Lewis and it was a good preparation for Lent. I'm currently reading "Just Mercy" and non-fiction book by a lawyer who has devoted his career to working with people on death row, particularly African Americans, women, children & the mentally ill.

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    1. I haven't read any cs lewis yet and know I should, on my list though!

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  13. You knit so fast anyway, but I'm sure using fat needles and big yarn the cowl practically flew off your needles!

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  14. Cool book! Im knitting a cowl thanks to you. Im reading the book QUIET and I love it

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  15. I am so far behind on all my projects! If I have quiet time, I read. Takes my mind off Grandma. :) Can't wait to see another beatiful creation by KAREN! :)

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  16. Lovely gray! I am deep into birthday knitting but maybe need to give up the cherished desire to give both my spring birthday girls knit garments this year. I reserve the right to change my plan and work on something else...

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  17. That book sounds very interesting-I'm fascinated by the use of prayer beads across cultures. I love the grey for your cowl, it looks perfectly wintery.

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  18. I just finished my quicksilver shawl and am looking forward to wearing it - probably tomorrow. At the moment I am reading Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. So far I find it easy and entertaining.

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  19. Ooh that book sounds really interesting, I wonder if it's available over here. I'm not feeling lent this year, i must do something about it.

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  20. Oh I am working on a grape jelly looking shawl. I just cast on a new pair of neon socks, but have a baby knit to finish up... no reading. Maybe this weekend. I like to read the Guardian News. It's my "not enough time to knit" read.

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  21. Your rosary book has peaked my interest... my mom still does her rosaries every night and would probably enjoy some of its history. Have a great week Karen !!!

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  22. I love your aran weight cowl and have just downloaded the pattern. Of course you can change your mind. The grey one will be lovely too.

    I've working on a cobblestone sweater for Ahmad in Icelandic Lopi yarn and just started a louise Penny murder mystery. Not very well written but a cosy place to go on February days.

    Happy days,
    debx

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  23. I have a friend who would love that book, I am going to go on Amazon right now and order a copy for her! I am slogging through "In Cold Blood". I have thought of abandoning it but because it is a classic I feel that I should keep going. Two of my daughters enjoyed it and recommended I read it. Have a great rest of the week!

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  24. Nice. Thanks to you, I have that pattern on my list..... I am rereading The Presidents' Club; it is fascinating.

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  25. I'm about to start Station Eleven, which is dystopian novel that came out last year to very good reviews. The rosary book does look fascinating.

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  26. I just ordered a copy of "A Spool of Blue Thread." I'm just on the verge of taking my first knitting class at a local yarn shop so hopefully, I'll have something on my needles soon.

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  27. Glad to hear you are knitting a cowl for you :)

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  28. Nice aran weight cowl! I've been in a cowl-wearing mood lately...I think it's because I'm trying to pretend that I'm still in bed! Have fun on the next one :)

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  29. Your book sounds really interesting and a good thing to read during Lent. xx

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  30. Sounds like a good read, Karen. That is such a beautiful shade of gray! I had a dive off into summer color last week... just needed some feel of warmth even if it was in my own mind with yarn. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  31. Lovely cowl Karen and thank you for you thoughts on the Peach Keeper, I've added it to my list to read this year. Fingers crossed that winter will end soon for you and that spring comes quickly. On my needles this week is a pair of socks - The Weasley Homestead Socks. Happy Knitting!

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  32. I love the color of the grey cowl! :) The books sounds great, I always love reading a book full of rich history. :)

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  33. I love my loop! Glad you are making one for yourself. ;)

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  34. I love knitting cowls - a lovely project with so little finishing! Thank you for sharing your lovely work! And yes, of course you can change your mind :-)

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  35. Of course you can always change your mind on your goal, we knitters are a crazy bunch ;) I had to idea to finish all of my wintry knits before Spring as well, but looking outside and already seeing Spring flowers pop up in my garden I know I won't manage unfortunately.

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  36. Hmmm… that looks like a very interesting read!

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