Currently on the Needles


Every morning I work exclusively on my sweater while I read a bit.  Slow and steady and completely fulfilling! I tried the sweater on this morning and I think I might redo the bind off of the body but I LOVE it so far.  The binding needs to be a bit looser.  I cannot wait to block this and see what it looks like after the magical touch of warm water and wool wash.

I'm still reading All the Light You Cannot See and I'm enjoying it immensely.  Short chapters are like potato chip eating, just another and another.  In my photo is Flannery O'Connor's short stories and I'm over half way through the collection.  My goal is to finish this book by the end of the month.  Again, I love reading a shorty story a day (while knitting of course!).

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. You sound so happy and content. I love that. And the sweater! Well. If you love it, i bet it will gets lots of use! It looks beautiful.

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  2. I love short chapters in a book :) Love the sweater!

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  3. Love the reading and potato chip connection, so true! The sweater looks so warm and cozy.

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  4. what a wonderful basic sweater!!!! (and of course, I LOVE the colour!!!!!)

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  5. Almost there! My kids are taking an online writing class this year, and Ms. O'Connor's short stories is required reading. They're loving it (and I'm looking forward to picking it up when they're finished!). Would love to have a morning knitting time...one day, but not yet. :)

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  6. Wow! How can you read and knit at the same time? I'm very impressed!!

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  7. What a good routine! And the end result a finished sweater! Hurrah! So glad you are loving it!

    Totally love the potato chip analogy. :) Too true.

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  8. You are so close to finishing the sweater! I really like it and it'll be so nice to have this winter. Looking forward to you modeling it for us!

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  9. you are making great progress!!! yay!! My husband while on vacation was reading O'Connor's Short Stories and really enjoying them; she's a good writer, thoughtful and good to come back to!

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  10. The sweater is looking good! It's always so exciting to get to the final part of a big project. My favourite part is putting it into the tub to soak in some wool wash, then putting it out to dry. I've embarrassed to say I've never read any Flannery O'Connor. I need to do something about that. Have a good week!

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  11. Your sweater looks SO comfy. I want to crawl into it.
    O'Connor is amazing. Her story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" is one of the most chilling things I've ever read. Move over E.A. Poe.

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  12. Morning knitting...in my dreams! Haha! Your sweater is coming along quickly. I'm glad you're enjoying All the Light. Several of my friends ended up reading it and we had an impromptu book club one morning recently while chatting at church before Bible study. That was so fun. They didn't particularly love points of the plot that I felt reconciled to so it was a lively discussion!

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  13. I wish I could knit and read at the same time! But I have books on audio to help with that. :) Sweater is looking great!

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  14. knitting and reading at the same time... i wish i could master that. :)

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  15. I'm so glad you are enjoying the book Karen, I did too. Right now I am reading Station Eleven and am still on the fence about it, it's different than what I normally read.
    Great sweater and I hope you get to wear it lots and lots.

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    1. I have that book in my pile, don't tell me the ending yet!

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  16. that sweater is going to be amazing. I love the color

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  17. You're making great progress on your sweater and TWO books! I'm making SLOW progress on a sweater and two books.

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  18. Just stopping by to say thanks for visiting and leaving a comment at my Corner. Yes pizza addicts here too. Once a week?? Yup here too!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :-)

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  19. That sweater is the kind of clothing that you will wear so much - it's beautiful and useful. I've had to add it to my favourites, but I need to lose a few more lbs before it would suit me - I can't wait to see yours finished!

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  20. Love your project and happy to find your blog in Yarn Along!

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  21. I am still enjoying Taproot. Slowly working through each story. Can't wait to see your sweater on!

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  22. I can't wait to see that sweater...love the colour.

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  23. Wow! Your sweater is nearly finished! I love short stories, too. I've read a few by Flannery O'Connor (the one that comes immediately to mind is "A Good Man is Hard to Find"--very disturbing).

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    1. I love her disturbing what of writing, I read one short story where two people died - It was incredible!!

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  24. Love the sweater and the progress you're making.

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  25. To combine knitting themes and short stories (essays) - read Knitting Yarns and Knitting Pearls if you haven't already!! I'm reading Knitting Pearls for the first time and re-reading Knitting Yarns at the same time....

    Linda in VA

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  26. I selfishly love seeing your progress on Daelynn...I can't wait to cast on for this one! I love the beautiful texture of your blue yarn. I have never tried reading and knitting at the same time, but I do watch tv and knit every evening. :)

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  27. That pattern is lovely your jumper is going to be gorgeous when finished which looks like soon :). I love a little bit of routine, I like the idea of a chapter and a few rows every morning :)

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  28. Yay! I'm happy for you on being in the home stretch of getting your jumper off of the needles.

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  29. It's lovely if you have the focus to work on one project and really see the progress each day. Loving your sweater and glad to hear the fit is so perfect. I've just started knitting on a very simple shawl.

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  30. Ohhhhh the sweater is just wonderful. !!!! I'm reading blogs right now . And a poem book on grief.

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  31. WOW you are so far on your sweater, I am only a third of the way down the body. Yours looks great!

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  32. Your sweater is looking great! I read Flannery O'Connor's short stories earlier this year and found them to be dark, gruesome, & very thought provoking. After I finished them I read a couple of her essays on being a Catholic writer and they gave me more insight into her writing.

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    1. I will be looking for the essays, the forward in the book shed some light but I think I need to read her words. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  33. You are getting so very close! It will be ready to wear as soon as the weather gets chilly.

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  34. That sweater is so close to being finished, perfect timing to keep you warm over winter :)

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  35. Your sweater looks so cozy. I think cold weather is just around the corner. I just cast on a pullover called September Morn. Adult sweaters and I sometimes have a hard time getting along so we will see. I also think it is time to cast on some warm mittens. I am reading a light mystery, Quieter Than Sleep. I just finished listening to Circling The Sun (audio download from library.) The narrator was terrific and I enjoyed the story.

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  36. Hi lovely lady... I havent started anything exciting yet. i keep making little foxy neck warmers so that by the time winter arrives the neighbourhood kids all have one. i havent found a sock pattern I like yet either. Its too warm around here and we are out and about more than most.
    I love the colour of your sweater and i am dying to see how it looks once done.

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  37. Excellent book choice, it is on my super long list of books to read. I will get there someday.
    Your progress on your sweater is already wonderful. I always look forward to the magic of soaking and blocking. I have a feeling this is going to be one of your favorite knits.

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  38. I love short chapters too! Your jumper looks very lovely, Karen...the colour is beautiful. Wishing you a happy Friday xx

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  39. I know deer and I know photography ~ I think you got a great shot!

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  40. I am currently reading nothing because I'm still in the midst of the fall cleaning. I finished up the shawl I was crocheting last week and started a new one last night...totally different pattern and one I can see already that I will not be memorizing...but I think (I hope) the end result will still be good.

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  41. I cleaned the bathrooms and that was my fall cleaning ha ha. I did such a big clean for the wedding weekend that I'm not cleaning like that for quite a while :)

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  42. I love short stories too. A while back, I was given a copy of "Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature" by Kathleen Dean Moore. I enjoyed it greatly, I very mch recommend it. I have been re-reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo. Her technique is interesting. I had read her book all at once last Spring and now that I'm ready for some decluttering again, I'm re-reading it to prepapre the purge. I've been knitting neckwarmer after neckwarmer for Xmas presents. It's been fun.

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