Currently on the Needles


I finished reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, my oh my was it a good book.  I will warn you though, it's a sad-good-hopeful kind of book.  I love how it delved into teenage bullying, writer's block, nature and how we take care of it, generations, mind - body connection.  All good.
I'm still savoring bits of what I'm thinking about. I started a new book, The Storied Life of A J Fikry, and since I am in the beginning, I have no opinions as of yet.

I also finished Daddy Long Legs on my Kindle and it's another novel from my youth.  Apparently I was really into reading about orphans.  This one was a nice walk down memory lane.  I started Pollyanna on my Kindle, another orphan but I never read this one!  I'm sure I'll enjoy it just as much.  The Kindle reading is my knitting time when I'm knitting simple knits.

This week I started another Citron Shawl, because I have been wearing this one religiously this winter. I'm in my happy zone knitting with laceweight wool.  I also like wearing laceweight because it is light and warm.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

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Comments

  1. I read Daddy Long Legs many years ago, but had forgotten all about it until now.
    Love the yarn you are using for your Citron Shawl, that is going to make a beautiful
    shawl.

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  2. I started a new project on our way to Atlanta. This one will be a light weight summer top made with a linen blend yarn. Book-wise, I'm in between books right now. Just finished "curly girl" (a how to book for people with curly/wavy hair) and next on my list is "alphabet weekends". The citron shawl is lovely, can't wait to see how your yarn stripes will show themselves in the shawl.

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  3. That is a lovely shawl. I am so slow I don't think I will ever get moving on to something else! :) I have heard of Daddy Long Legs but have never read it. Maybe it's time.

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  4. That is a very lovely shawl... it is good to start something that you know is going to look good :0) reading is something that I am slowly beginning again ...

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  5. I love that shawl. I made on a few years back. It is beautiful. Are you going to add beads to the edging?

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  6. Such a wonderful shawl! I love the colour choice here. :)

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  7. Citron is one of the few things I've made more than once (actually 3 times!!!!).....and The Storied Life is one of my favorite reads from last year.....love the color (of course!) that you're using for Citron; I've only ever made it in a single color. Maybe I need to branch out a bit?

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  8. I can't wait to see this colorway worked in the Citron! I know it will be wonderful! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. The shawl will look lovely. Enjoy Pollyanna - I just loved it, both when I was younger and when I read it recently again. I have borrowed A Tale For The Time Being but am yet to start it.

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  10. daddy long legs? i never heard of it, im going to have to check it out. :)

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  11. I hope you like AJ. It was one of my favorites last year.

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  12. I had never heard of The Storied Life, but since so many of y'all enjoyed it, I just looked it up. It sounds like such a lovely story! Added to my To Read list :)

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  13. Ohhhh Citron shawl. I'm not reading right now...well I take that back, Im reading a knitting sock book!
    and i'm knitting some socks of course

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  14. nice! it's a blessing to have books that we resonate with! :) that shawl and the yarn you are using look most inviting! :)

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  15. It's going to be gorgeous...I love those colors together.
    I'm knitting my secret project and not reading, but watching Secrets and Lies on Hulu.

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  16. I'd never heard of The Storied Life or Daddy Long Legs before, I'll have to check those out! I love the look of that yarn so far, it looks like it's going to make a gorgeous Citron Shawl.

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  17. yes... Ruth Ozeki wrote a great book...she covered so many issues and quite thoroughly too. I'm putting Zevin's on my list. Thanks

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  18. I just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikry last night. I will be interested to see what you think. I love the yarn!

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  19. I just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikry last night. I will be interested to see what you think. I love the yarn!

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  20. Beautiful! I loved A Tale For The Time Being, I'll have to check out The Storied Life. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I read Daddy Long Legs as a child too but cannot remember what it is about...........intrigued as to how that yarn is going to knit up ;)

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  22. Fun to see that book "in the flesh" as I read it on my Kindle; it's very good. Is that a Zauberball you're using for the Citron? You'll be done in a flash, I know; you are such a fast knitter!

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    1. yes in lace! I do love the LONG color repeats :)

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  23. Pretty yarn for your Citron. Daddy Long Legs is going on my "to-read" list.

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  24. That yarn looks lovely. Pollyanna...thanks for the reminder about this one, adding it to my list for the little man and I :)

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  25. I have only read three books so far this year, but that is a 50% increase on last year, so not too too bad! xx

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  26. I love your harmony citron shawl, so I checked out the pattern - oh my, that's looks daunting :O I do need a shawl in my life though I think, but I'm going with this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stitch-sampler-shawl which looks like even I can cope with it. Big yarn too so it won't take me a year to knit at my tortoise speed....

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  27. I know I don't have the patience for laceweight these days.... but I know that yours will look gorgeous!

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