Currently on the Needles


I continue to read three books from last week.  I'm over half way done with Linking your Beads, a fantastic historical overview of how the rosary came to be as well as the meanings behind the prayers and rituals.  I grew up in Catholic schools and I love how I'm learning new facts.  I read a chapter every day or so, savoring the learning.

I am still reading A Tale for the Time Being which continues to be wonderful, I'm nearly finished and I'll be sad when I read the last page.  Right Ho, Jeeves will definitely be done today as well, very entertaining, light and amusing.

This week I've been focusing on this shawl, working on it a little bit each day.  Getting excited to when I arrive at the lace section! Also yesterday I wrote about the kindness of fellow bloggers and my never ending sock scrap blanket.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


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  1. I really like the color you have chosen. "The lace part" scares me! :)

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book, Linking your beads I will have a browse if it is available at the library.

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  3. Both my mom and sister read several books at once, but I've always been a one book reader. Now if I could just do that with my knitting ;)
    Have fun at the lace section of your shawl, it's the fun part.

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  4. I love your sock scrap blanket. I don't have any sock yarn scraps (my knitting isn't clever enough for socks yet!), and I recently gave two bags of my other scraps to a friend for her charity knitting. I know! I'll buy lots more yarn for lots more projects in order to generate lots more scraps to make a blanket with :D

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  5. Beautiful color way and that pattern is simply lovely!

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  6. Love seeing pics as you progress on your knitting !!! You are so fast,,,it's remarkable.

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  7. i love the jewel tones peeping out of that yarn!!! beautiful!!!!!

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  8. looking like a lovely shawl! I always have more than 1 book on the go! :)

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  9. I enjoy shawls with lots of stockinette or garter stitch, and then the lace. You are SO ready for it by the time you get there.

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  10. Love the colors in your yarn. Can't wait to see how they look in the lace section.

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  11. Beautiful yarn for your shawl! Your scrap blanket is getting so huge and I love the colors!

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  12. Gorgeous yarn!
    Looking forward to see the finished shawl.

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  13. Thanks for the Linking your beads recommendation - I've just ordered a copy for a special friend :-)

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  14. Lovely colorway! That shawl is gorgeous! Love, love, love your sock scrap blanket!

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    1. thank you! I'm loving that blanket as well :)

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  15. That's a lovely collection of books, and your shawl looks beautiful. And I have reason myself to know the generosity of yarnie people today, so yes, wholeheartedly agreed about their general loveliness :)

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  16. That shawl is knitting up so nicely! I'm excited to see the lace section as well.

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  17. Pretty colors. I finished my shawl, finished one sock in a pair and I've started a sleeve on my kid cardigan. I'm happy to be on the cardigan. I am itching for socks and more shawls. But right now, I'm trying to find the right cowl pattern for the person I want to knit for. Ahh, the reading ... waiting for the weekend.

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  18. I just checked out your sock scrap blanket and I think I'm in love! It is so beautiful. :)

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  19. Your shawl is going to be so beautiful in that color! :)

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  20. Learning something new is one of my favorite things in life... I might be a perpetual student given half a chance. ;) Isn't it wonderful getting to the lace part of a shawl???!! I look forward to seeing more. blessings ~ tanna

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  21. Love that yarn! So happy to of found your lovely blog at the Yarn Along today! :-)

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  22. What a yummy colorway. Will this one be for you, or is it a gift?

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  23. Your scrap blanket looks so happy and colourful!! Happy shawl knitting, Karen and have a lovely day!

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  24. Very pretty! I am reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and knitting booties for twins that are due soon.

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  25. wonderful yarn for the shawl

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  26. As always, you choose the most perfect yarn for your projects!!

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  27. A little bit a day on a project, and it finishes in no time! That's my theory as of late. I've been slooowww in knitting ;)

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  28. Oh my, are you reading three books at a time? Great! That shawl is coming along nicely!

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  29. I've also just reached the lace (and bead) section of my latest knit, so we can knit a long together! :)

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  30. Hi Karen! That yarn is stunning! I've been feeling bleh about yarn along-ing, and blogging in general and it has just clicked in my head that I miss it and when I take the time to LOOK at what everyone else is doing, I am inspired!! Whoo hoo! (But inspired only gets one so far when one is also so sleepy...)

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  31. The shawl yarn is pretty. I am knitting button bands on a baby Antler cardigan and reading "The Light Between Oceans." The book is a book club selection otherwise I might give up and return it to the library. I am not crazy about the story line.

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  32. That is a gorgeous yarn. The lace part always fills me with dread..........

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