Currently on the Needles


Call me crazy, but I cast on another Featherweight Cardigan.  I thought about this project for more than two weeks and I know that when I get to the arm holes and am left with knitting miles of stockinette for the body to knit,  I'll wish that I had never ever cast on.  But right here, right now, stockinette is my balm.  Featherweight is a sweater that is versatile and wearable.  So during these summer days of heat and humidity I have a lightweight project in my lap buying my time for when fall appears.

This week I'm reading some short stories of Flannery O'Connor.  I haven't had time to start a novel and once this weekend is finished (the wedding!!!) I'll be able to sink into a good story or two.  My son arrived on Monday and brought with him a "must read" book.  Gotta love those kinds of books.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. This is beautiful yarn! A featherweight cardigan sounds lovely. I like having lightweight sweaters for summer, but my knitting skills are not advanced. I knit dishcloths and love making them and having them. I love seeing other people's projects, though!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Now that color cardigan is going to look fabulous on you with your coloring. I keep saying I'm going to knit that pattern and even have it printed off, I just haven't cast on yet.
    I was thinking of you this morning as I walked and hope you are doing well. I am so happy for your family Karen and can't wait to see photos from Saturday!

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  3. Such a lovely rich pink, Karen...so pretty. I have been thinking about you all week on the build up to the wedding. Wishing your daughter and her husband-to-be a wonderful day and an exciting and beautiful life together. Enjoy the day Karen, you are going to be so proud, much love xx

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  4. A lovely colorway, Karen, that will make for an even lovelier featherweight! Of course stockinette is the stitch for you this week. :) Praying for you and yours this week, my friend.
    xo

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  5. have a beautiful weekend! wonderful to have light weight summer sweaters!

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  6. Sometimes miles and miles of stockinette stitch is exactly what I need. I need something easy and mindless so that I feel like I'm accomplishing something.
    Have a wonderful weekend with the wedding!

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  7. I love my featherweight. You have my full support.

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  8. That's a beautiful color for the featherweight.

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  9. can't beat a featherweight!!! :) This looks like the exact same color I used for my banana leaf shawl! :)

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  10. That's such a great color for a featherweight-it's going to be beautiful! I think it's nice to always have something mindless on the needles-some days you just need miles of stockinette, right? :)

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  11. Luscious colour! Short stories and stockinette seem like the perfect combination for the week before a wedding. :-)

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  12. Sometimes stockinette is the perfect thing to have on the needles. :-) I am going to finally buy the correct needles today and get started on my hitofude! So excited about this one! I was reading "Vinegar Hill" but couldn't take it anymore, too depressing for me. On to something different...

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  13. I think the cardigan will be lovely, the yarn looks so soft.
    I'm not knitting much of anything this week, but I did get a few medicinal herbs field guides and a new English Paper Piecing quilting book so looking forward to diving into those. Waht is the "must-read", can we know?

    Can't wait to hear all about the joyous event!

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  14. Love the kids and their books too! I m in to stockinette today ...and will be for a bit . Having just knit the garter purse, Im done with garter for a good while.

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  15. I haven't done a Featherweight, but I do the yard to do so. Everyone who has made one says the long process is worth it.
    "A Good Man is Hard To Find," continues to be one of my favorite short stories.

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  16. I love seeing your Featherweights! I would love to knit one for myself but the thought of making a sweater in such a light weight for MY size is overwhelming. I think I may try Hitofude over the winter. With any luck I'll be a little smaller.

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  17. Featherweight will be lovely and worth it in the long run! Have a wonderful, blessed time this weekend!
    xoxoxo

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  18. Wishing you a fun time this week as you and yours gear up for the BIG DAY!

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  19. What a lovely colour, gorgeous
    Happy knitting xx

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  20. Beautiful colour Karen. All the best this weekend, can't wait to hear all about it. xo

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  21. I'm definitely calling you crazy ... but the good kind, the knitting crazy kind! It's a lovely color and will make an excellent functional edition to your wardrobe. It's a lot of stockinette, but yeah, it'll be worth it!

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  22. I love the colour...it is going to look beautiful on you!!!

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  23. This is going to be gorgeous on you, Karen. Yes, simple stockinette is good, soothing medicine. Thinking of you... blessings ~ tanna

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  24. With yarn that is such a beautiful colour to hand it is not surprising that you started to work with it! xx

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  25. Oo excitement! Many blessings for the weekend.

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  26. That yarn is going to make a beautiful sweater. Enjoy your knitting.

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  27. Love that color! I'm still reading The Aviator's Wife. It's very interesting! Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  28. That color is gorgeous and will look so pretty with your dark hair. I am keeping you in my thoughts this week! My very best wishes to the happy couple and to your whole family. I know the wedding will be beautiful and lots of fun.♥

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  29. If the project was on your mind for 2 weeks already it had to be cast on. I'm really adoring the colour you chose for this.

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  30. I will not call you crazy. :) Featherweight it just one of those projects that you need to make many of. Immediately after finishing mine, I wanted to make another. I didn't but now that I have seen your beautiful progress, I just may.

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  31. Not crazy at all! Love that color and can't wait to see it finished :)

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