Currently on the Needles



This week I've been knitting two projects.  The first is a citron shawl that is super easy and my knitting while reading project.  I am enjoying this knit and the simple stockinette stitches.  My other project is a second hitofude cardigan with long sleeves.  I really enjoyed knitting this sweater the first time and now that I'm repeating the pattern, it's like visiting with an old dear friend.

My reading has been the same as last week, I'm reading The Shipping News and the plot is slowly evolving.  My other read is Pollyanna and by the time you read this I'll have finished this book.  The novel is uplifting and Pollyanna talks to the townspeople of being "glad".  She of course wins over ever single person and resolves all of their problems. This book would be a great one to read to children.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. The colors of both the shawl and cardigan are beautiful!! I believe I have watched the movie Pollyanna but have never read the book. But it does sound good! :)

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  2. Both projects look so pretty! You have done it once again and picked the perfect colors!

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  3. Both beautiful. I do love that shawl so pretty with the color changes.

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  4. I gasped when I saw your Citron, it's beautiful Karen. Is this one you're keeping or is it a gift?

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  5. Your knitting projects are beautiful! I remember loving Pollyanna-both the book & the movie with Haley Mills!

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  6. Beautiful projects! I really like your Citron.
    I have knitted it once, but it turned out too small...

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  7. You're making great progress on your knitting projects! I somehow found myself joining the hapalong KAL on the Knit British forum on Ravelry. I'm making the half Hansel Hap, and am so enthralled I haven't touched anything else since I cast on last Friday.

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  8. Gorgeous colour choices! Isn't Pollyanna just lovely? I am planning to re-read The Secret Garden as our local college is doing a production of it in a few months.

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  9. I tried reading The Shipping News a few weeks ago. I desperately wanted to love it but I just couldn't get into it. Oh well. I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars which I loved.

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  10. Oh that citron!! Wow! Really beautiful, Karen!

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  11. One of these days I'll knit a Citron...yours is going to be so beautiful! :)

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  12. I am in love with the yarn you are using for your Citron. I can't wait to see if finished!

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  13. I'm nearing the end of Shipping News, which is a reread from years ago. I love Quoyle all the more this time through.

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  14. the colours you are knitting with are so pretty!!! Can't wait to see them...

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  15. lovely!!! I love your knitting and colour choices! I need to read some Pollyanna again sometime! I have a vintage one that I really enjoyed! * Also thanks so much for your kind comments recently. XO

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  16. Should you be tempted to read Porter's sequel to Pollyanna, I would advise not to. It's just not as well written and makes you like the characters a little less.

    I liked the movie version of The Shipping News, although I haven't read the source material.

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    1. noted and will not be reading, thanks!!

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  17. two of my favorite patterns.....and both of yours are looking lovely!!!

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  18. that purple yarn you're using is gorgeous

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  19. That citron is going to be stunning when all is said and done! I love the colors! Since I didn't really join your loosey goosey Hitofude KAL when you did your first one, this time it can be a sort of KAL!

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  20. Oh my goodness Karen, so beautiful, both of your knits. There was a little sharp in breath when I saw your photo...so beautiful!

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  21. I can't wait to see the finished citron. I am sure it will be Gorgeous with a capital G.

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  22. Love your projects, Karen. I just finished a Top This hat; have you seen those kits? Very cute for kids. I'm still reading and enjoying Boys in the Boat.

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  23. I finished a SkYDIVE Stole and am starting another. Im reading a book my son gave me for Christmas: Angel Cats, Divine Messengers of Comfort.

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  24. :) Love hearing that you are visiting an old friend (Hitofude). The purple is stunning!

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  25. The Shipping News is in my reading list. Pretty projects, thanks for sharing.

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  26. The colour of your cardigan is divine!

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  27. They are both gorgeous - I love hitofude.

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  28. I'm still only knitting on one sweater. And yesterday I decided to start a new book, hoping a detective story might finally pull me out of my reading dip.

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