Currently on the Needles


I'm nearly finished with reading Gone Girl,  overall a entertaining read but like I said last week, I'm not a fan of the shock and awe writing techniques.  I think I might be a prude... Anyways, I've been reading Taproot during lunch - a wee bit each day to make the magazine last until the next issue.

My knitting has focused on my sweater this week and I have reached the short row shaping of the bottom.  All that is left are two sleeves and the neckline.  Pretty exciting!!  I finished my socks a few days ago but now the weather is warmer so wearing them will have to wait.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love the colour of your sweater, it looks cozy too. I have one on my needles too, I am at the other end as I started at the bottom and working up ;), working on the the yoke now. Reading Jostein Gaarder, The Castle in the Pyrenees definitely not crude, and I must be a prude too.....

    Enjoy your lunchtime reading :)

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  2. Good Wednesday morning, Karen...your sweater is moving right along. We've had warm weather, too, which is nice, but I'm really ready for a few nice chilly days in which to hunker down. :)

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  3. Oh this sweater pattern is so lovely! I just want to follow you around and knit all the lovely things.

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  4. Gone Girl wasn't a very good book, as I think it was written to shock, not as a great story. I haven't heard about Taproot, but it looks like great inspiration.

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  5. Love this sweater, a useful pattern as it can for anyone. I'm still on Ahmad's but the builder has just left the house and there are only a few outside jobs. So even though it means we have lots more decorating I think there'll be much more knitting going on. I've just started my first stocking filler.
    Enjoy Taproot.
    dx

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  6. I almost bought Taproot the other day but chickened out...hhhmmm... The sweater knitting is making great progress, I see.

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  7. I've loved this sweater from your first post about it....I'd have already cast on, but not sure I want it in beige (the only worsted weight in the stash)....I guess I could unravel something I'm not wearing. (I'm trying to be on a yarn diet....can you tell?)

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    1. I am on a yarn diet until I enter a yarn store :)

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  8. I always love to see what you've got on the needles. That pattern looks like it makes a nice, cozy, wearable sweater. I'll have to save it to my favorites. Taproot is one of my favorite magazines--what a beautiful cover this issue has!

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  9. I have never come across Taproot, I really must google it to find out what I am missing. I am always in awe of your beautiful knitting.

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  10. You are so close to finishing that sweater. It will cool enough soon to wear them both!

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  11. Just checked out your sweater on ravelry, love the way the front and back have different stitches.
    I read taproot much the same way! Have you tryed the simple lentil soup yet? It's delicious.

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  12. I love that you get excited over your knitting! It makes me get excited along with you! Congrats on your progress.

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  13. I enjoyed my issue of Taproot....I couldnt resist and read through it in all one sitting *sigh* Your sweater...that color is gorgeous! I cannot wait to be at the point in my knitting to make sweaters

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  14. Love the color of your sweater. I love taproot, I need to subscribe again.

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  15. Good stuff, Taproot and sweater knitting!

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  16. Fall is beautiful where you are! I have been catching up on your posts this morning and enjoying your pictures (Frodo on the couch! Your kids together with you at the wedding!). You always inspire me with how quickly you are able to finish projects. Your sweater is beautiful in navy. I cannot wait to knit Daelyn for myself! *hugs* :)

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    1. I cannot wait to see your daelyn!!

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  17. Hi Karen! I've been reading Elizabeth Gilbert's book, "Big Magic". I'm really enjoying it! No knitting on my needles but I have been doing a lot of painting and some embroidery work. What is "Taproot"? I've never heard of it and am curious. I hope you are having a wonderful week! xx

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    1. It's an independently published magazine: http://www.taprootmag.com/

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  18. Love the colour of your sweater. I haven't even cracked open my latest issue of Taproot yet, must do that soon. Hope you are having a great day Karen.

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  19. Awww Karen...that sweater is going to be beautiful! Can hardly wait to see the finished project! :) I'm right there with you when it comes to not being a fan of the shock and awe writing techniques! We'll just keep company with one another, k? I understand your dilemma about finishing up your beautiful socks and then the weather turning warm again and having to wait to wear them again. I have two pair of hand knit socks and I am happy to report that I did have them to wear when it was colder temps. Never fear...I'm sure we'll both have ample opportunities over the next several months to enjoy them on a regular basis. xo Dianna

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    1. Hello! how are you? I'm glad you visited and hope you are doing well :)

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  20. lots of loveliness here! will be a great sweater!

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  21. i love the colour you picked...but I think I may have already told you that. Can't wait to see your finished sweater. xoxo

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  22. Can't wait to see it all done - you'll be finished in no time. :)

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  23. I have slowly been making my way through my Taproot, like you I make it last! Now I want to get my hands busy playing with indigo dye, want to come play?

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  24. Oh my gosh, I love that sweater! The color is beautiful! i'm a little bit of a prude when it comes to books too - but did enjoy gone girl (more the beginning than the end though!) Glad you had a good weekend!

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  25. That sweater is looking awesome. Love the color so much. Not a fan of “shock and awe” either!

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  26. hahah I'm definetly a prude. I cant watch half the tv series nowadays. I just dont like Raw television. Glad Im not alone

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  27. Pretty, pretty, pretty! You are so close to being done! Taproot looks fun--but what is it? I have never heard of it.
    xoxo

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    1. I've posted a link to the mag to Grace's comment :)

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  28. Not much longer and that sweater will be finished. Just in time for cooler weather, too. Can't wait for you to model it for us!

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  29. Wow, that sweater of yours is growing by the minute! It's going to be a really nice one. I didn't much care for Gone Girl either. I just finished reading X by Sue Grafton; I love mysteries, at least most of them. Taproot is new to me as well.

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  30. I haven't read Gone Girl. I don't have it and I'm currently reading only books I have at home! Gotta get that shelf cleaned off!

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  31. Absolutely love the inky blue of the jumper, Karen...I wish I could knit, I have tried, but I don't think I have the patience. Wishing you a happy Thursday from a blustery Yorkshire xx

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  32. Wonderful progress on your sweater. How exciting you will be able to wear it soon.

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  33. Yay for sweater knitting weather! I'm still reading Three Bags Full and focusing on knitting a cabled scarf.

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