Currently on the Needles


I started a new project on Monday for a dear friend's daughter.  She had unexpected surgery and well, I couldn't do anything but knit.  Each stitch I thought of her and sent many healing thoughts her way.  She is back at home and I am hopeful I will have a finished hat to give to her today.

According to Ravelry this is my sixth Wurm hat....I guess I like the pattern!  Have you knit it?  You should!!  My only warning is that the hat pattern uses lots and lots of yardage!  Anyways, I adore miles of garter stitch and the yarn and the pattern all melded together. Oh and I finished that cowl and posted about it yesterday.

I finished my plague book!  I loved it and recommend A Year of Wonders,  it's good.  Yesterday I started a new book We are not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.  I've read a few chapters and so far love the characters and unfolding plot.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams




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  1. I pray your friend's daughter heals quickly.
    We are not Ourselves is on my Goodreads list so I hope
    you enjoy it from beginning to end.

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  2. Yes, I've made a Wurm hat. I actually made one for myself and then a friend liked it to much, that I made one for her as well. I hope your friends daughter will feel better soon and the recovery from the surgery will be quick.

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  3. This is my first time taking part in Yarn Along. My knitting skills are at the beginner end of the scale but I am so enjoying picking up my needles after a while away trying to finish a patchwork quilt! I fear that I'll have lots of patterns favourited by the time I'm doing reading everyone's posts. I've saved this pattern and think I'll enjoy knitting it.
    I hope your friends daughter makes a speedy recovery.

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  4. sounds like a couple more books to add to the growing list!!! :) wurm is one of my favorites, too....you always get a great fit and for some reason, it just mess up hair the way so many hats do!!! I'm sure your friend's daughter will appreciate it! (Great color!)

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  5. Wishing your friends daughter a speedy recovery. A lovely gift filled with love and well wishes.

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  6. I'm sure your friend's daughter will enjoy the Wurm hat. It's a great pattern and I hope to knit at some point. I am just finishing a pair of Knucks fingerless gloves that are a gift for a friend. Today I hope to cast on Pebbles, a wee baby vest I'm going to make for Ella. As for reading I'm trying to finish my current mystery so I can start the new Louise Penny book that just came out. Have a great week!

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  7. I hope your friend's daughter heals quickly! I knit Wurm a few years ago, and it's one of my favorite winter hats-so fun, and it really keeps the cold out!

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  8. What a lovely thing to do
    Big love x

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  9. oh no... I am so sorry to hear about your friends daughter.... all those healing intentions woven into each stitch will make all the difference (just like magic!) - its a beautiful colour too!
    I will be popping by your ravelry account a little later ;) thank you xxx

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  10. I have yet to knit a Wurm, but I've been on a real hat-knitting kick lately, so perhaps I should try it. :)

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  11. When I finally learn to knit in the round, Wurm is top of my list to make. After being used to crochet, I'm sure I won't notice it eating yardage :)

    We visited Eyam, the village of 'Year of Wonders', this summer, and it's a rather odd place. There's a lot of listing the people who died and where, but not a lot about the heroism of the people - sounds like I should add the book to my reading list.

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  12. i hope your friend's daughter is feeling better. <3
    i love that yarn. it will make a lovely hat!

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  13. That yarn is gorgeous! I'm sure the hat will be well received.

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  14. The wurm hat is so cute! I tried to knit one when I was a beginning knitter and couldn't get the cuff right... maybe it's time for me to try again. I love the color you chose!

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  15. I'm going to try the warm hat, it's so cute and I do love garter.

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  16. Nice hat pattern. Hats are perfect for gifts and are so quick to work up... in fact...hmm... I don't need a new project!

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  17. Karen, I have been enjoying a cup of tea while getting all caught up on all of your happenings and your knitting and your reading...wow! I am crazy behind in Blogland, but I am trying to get caught back up before school starts next week. I'm so glad that your daughter's wedding went so well. She is just beautiful! Your knits (and your yarn choices) are always the best! I especially love the striped cowl and that cute pic of Frodo all tuckered out on your couch. I hope you are enjoying restful days! *hugs* :)

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  18. Hello! I will not chime in on the knitting- but I can chime in on reading! People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. So far I'm liking it...still in the very beginning though. Have you read it?
    XO

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  19. What a lovely colour with these subtle colour changes you chose. I am sure this hat is going to bring some warmth to its new owner.

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  20. Still reading the Man Who Lives With Wolves. Still knitting the little orange sock and the leftover baby blanket

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  21. I love knitting for others in time of need.

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  22. Karen, you are such a sweetheart. Lucky friends indeed. Although I realize they are unlucky to be sick. Yuk.

    Also the cowl from yesterday's post looks FABULOUS. I can't wait to make my own.

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  23. How kind of you to knit your friend's daughter a hat, I'm sure she'll appreciate it a lot. I've never knit the wurm pattern but it looks fantastic, I should really give it a try!

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  24. Again with the matching knitting and book cover! ;) I am still in shawl city, but admit to casting on to the Undine KAL because sock knitting makes me extremely happy.

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  25. I haven't knit that hat, but clearly I should. So many people are raving about it.

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  26. I've not knitted many hats yet apart from a few simple ones for the children. Love the Wurm hat design :)

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  27. Looks like a fun hat pattern. Love the color yarn you've chosen.

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  28. I hope the surgery went well for the daughter and she is recuperating comfortably now. I haven't made a Wurm yet. I did knit something similar long ago though to it.

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  29. Crafting is good company in times of stress, I hope your friend is OK and makes a good recovery. xx

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  30. That hat pattern is on my list! Hope the daughter is healing well; I know she'll love the hat. You really need to read tthe Dooms Day Book by Connie Willis if you like reading about The Plague. Inspired by The Aviator's Wife, I am working my way through Gift from the Sea by AM Lindbergh. It's interesting.

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  31. Karen, you are so kind. I hope your friend's daughter is soon well. I have this book to read, so look forward to hearing what you think of it xx

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  32. If I suggested this last week then please ignore me, but have you come across "The Roses of Eyam?" It's a lovely book we read at school about a village that makes the decision to isolate itself during the plague. Happy knitting x

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  33. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's daughters surgery Karen. What a lovely surprise for when she comes home. What a sweet thought. I've just downloaded the pattern. I love the idea of a nice easy project. I must sort out some yarn.
    dx

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