Currently on the Needles


I am carefully getting back into knitting after the frantic knitting of this hat for a special someone.  I am savoring the easy knitting of my featherweight cardigan and this simple sock design.  I've been thinking of Christmas knitting and have a few projects in mind in the coming months.  I guess while the heat wave is blaring away, I'm holding off on lots of wool on my lap.

I'm reading We are not Ourselves and the novel is slowly emerging.  Overall I'm interested in the characters but I'm wondering what will happen since the author spends little time at any given moment as he whips through a few decades of the main character's life.  Curious.  The writing is good but I'm only one fourth of the way through and I've lived 20 years of her life!  I'll tell you more next week since I'll be reading this one for a month.

What are you knitting and reading?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Great self striping yarn for your socks! I'm almost done with my Hitofude and plan on buying some sock yarn today. I want to make a pair to send to Tracey and wouldn't you know it, I have absolutely no sock yarn in the house.

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  2. you have got me to think now.... gosh Christmas!!!!!! *gasp*... I need to get cracking too!

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  3. It's really hot here too and I just heard we are in for another weekend of rain, so much for my beach trip, sigh.
    Yes, please to update on your book next week, it's been on my list.

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  4. yes, that title looks tempting but i think i'll wait for your book update. Glad to hear your hands have recovered !!!

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  5. I've been mulling over the Christmas knitting, too. 'Tis the season!!! :) Glad you are back to knitting!! I had a little panic attack for you when I heard about the 'too much/too fast' ailment.

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  6. Such lovely projects ... love the socks! I'm working on socks too, and a cardi.

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  7. The socks love great! The book sounds interesting - I'll look forward to hearing what you think by the end of it.

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  8. I was most impressed by yesterday's hat! And now socks and a new Featherweight. You are on fire !!!

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  9. I love the socks, such a luxury. I am thinking Christmas and getting through the list at quite a good rate.

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  10. I have visions of sweaters dancing in my head but it's still too darn hot to even contemplate yet! Socks and shawlettes is shall be!

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  11. Nice socks! It sounds like that author needed a good editor. :-)

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  12. I really want to knit for Christmas this year but have a feeling it won't happen because of trying to start homeschooling this year... that feels overwhelming at the moment...
    I love your socks so much, they are wonderful.

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  13. Your knitting is gorgeous.
    I like what you've noticed in your novel. Smart.

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  14. starting Christmas knitting is a good way to become quite overwhelmed ... at least for me :0) your socks are looking great! I am casting on my first pair tonight! m.

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  15. Seems like everyone is starting to think about Christmas knitting. My knitting/spinning group does a craft exchange and I've been brainstorming something little & quick that I can knit 8 of. Any ideas?

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  16. It's a great time to start Christmas knitting, thanks for the reminder. Our family has so many December birthdays that I need a jump on things. Ek

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  17. It's neat how yarn dyers dye yarn like that for a sock.That is art in itself. The deep maroon of your cardigan is lovely. It's perfect for this fall.

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  18. Christmas knitting...do I dare?! I love, love, love the color of your featherweight! I'm hoping to start a cardigan near that same color this week. Perfect for fall! *hugs* :)

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  19. lovely knitting! the book title is quite intriguing!

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  20. Your Featherweight is a beautiful, rich autumn color.

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  21. that aubergine coloured yarn is simply beautiful

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  22. Oh those socks are lovely! I just finished To Kill a Mockingbird and I loved it!

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  23. Heatwave :-o It's distinctly Autumnal in the UK, I even put a cardigan on the other day lol. Love your sock :)

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  24. I always enjoy your "in progress" pictures. I noticed from your project page you are knitting socks on US2s. I am currently doing this for magic loop and when paired with the right squashy yarn, it really is a nice needle size. I might have to go back to the 2s. (i've been working mainly with 1.5s) I'm ready to return to cardigan knitting this fall. I have so many ideas of what I want to knit and I'll be lucky to complete one in the second half of the year. It's okay, there are many socks to be made :)

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  25. Your productivity is simple amazing! My goal was to do some homemade Christmas gifts over the summer and never even started. Oh, how I wish I was more like you! :)

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  26. I love the color of your cardigan and the sock yarn is fantastic. Enjoy your knitting and reading.

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  27. Love your projects. I'm working on another Tulip Top in a larger size, a pair of socks and a shawl. Hopefully they will be done soon. Am reading The Last Season. It's really good!

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  28. I should also start putting some thoughts into Christmas knits.. I just cast off a shawl which will be followed by the knitting of another shawl. I'm currently reading And The Mountains Echoed, which is a very enjoyable read!

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  29. The sock looks brilliant, I love the pattern! That books sounds a little confusing though, you will have to let us know if it's worth the slog! :) jenny xx

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  30. Those socks are fantastic!
    Interesting about the book. Looking forward to hearing what you ended up thinking about it. :)

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  31. I love your socks and the featherweight cardigan looks great and is coming along nicely.

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  32. Those are great projects! They look exactly and perfectly right for dreaming about fall! (I feel like I have to be secret about my excitement for the season change. There are only few people you can actually talk to about fall weather with excitement: knitters!!) Have a lovely week!

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  33. When I got that book Karen, I did think it was going to be a long read. Still waiting on my pile of 'to reads', but I am intrigued by what you say about it so far. You are so productive...Christmas? Well, it is fairly near! Happy Friday xx

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  34. That book does look dense, but it got great reviews. I'm interested in what you think.
    We are suffering through a heatwave, too. I don't have AC so suffering is definitely the right word!

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