Currently on the Needles


I've been knitting furiously (and somewhat fast) on the gift mitts.  So far I have two pairs knit and I'd like to knit two more.  My goal is to be done by Friday....we will see about that.  Anyways, I have been thoroughly enjoying the quick projects.  Instant gratification :)  Early in the morning I add a few rows to my shawl.

Because of the massive amounts of time I'm dedicating to my knitting, I haven't been reading a lot and when I do I fall asleep since it's at bedtime.  I cannot read and knit on dpns without making a mistake, and yes, I have tried!  Also because of all the eye drops I'm on, my eyes are tired by the end of the day and somewhat blurred.  I see the wonder doctor this afternoon and I have my fingers crossed that I get to discontinue one of the meds if not both.  Whatever it takes to get better I am at peace with whatever.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. I find myself in the same position. I try to read at bed time but my eyes are just too tired. That's great that you are smoking along on those holiday gifts!

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  2. Your knits look very pretty. I like the color for the shawl. I have heard a lot about your book. Please let us know what you think when you finish it! Happy Knitting.

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  3. What are you going to do their once that holiday knitting is done (early, I might add.) I am so sorry your eyes are still bugging you., I know you have been struggling with that for too long. Take good care of those eyes!

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    1. I have more to do still, but that deadline is Christmas eve. In January the knitting will be all about me :)

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  4. Hope your eye doc goes well! Knits look great!

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  5. The mitts are gorgeous! And I love the shawl color and pattern. I am impressed with all the fast knitting, and here I am trying to complete a set of dish cloths...

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  6. Love the color of your shawl. Mitts are the perfect gift and quickly knit. Here's hoping your eyes are much better!!

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  7. Praying for good news. :)
    Fingers crossed that you finish your mitts as planned; I picked my needles back up yesterday...2 and a half days without knitting with Christmas coming just isn't working for me!

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  8. Love your knitting! For some reason I am not a small project knitter, I love the countless rows and stitches! I hope everything goes smoothly with your doctor's appointment!

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  9. Mitts really are perfect for the knitter and the recipient; I'm with everyone else admiring your shawl color. Fingers crossed for a good visit with the eye dr. I really like your attitude of being at peace with whatever!

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  10. Hope the Wonder Doc signs you off as not needing the meds any more :) Your shawl is looking beautiful, such a gorgeous colour

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  11. Lovely knitting projects, you know I'm very partial to orange. :-) How is the book? I've heard lots of good things about it.

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  12. I can only read to easy knits and only on my ipad. That is why I like baby knits. Instant gratification.

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  13. I have been putting myself to bed thirty minutes early just so I can read a bit.. Gosh this getting older is hard.

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  14. I love those colors...especially together! I want to make mitts! those looks so cozy and pretty

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  15. Sorry if a comment shows up a hundred times, your blog isn't letting me post it- love your knitting, and I'm glad your eyes are doing a bit better!

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  16. Early morning rows are some of my favourite :-) Your colours are so pretty, I can certainly see why the knitting would win over the reading. Good luck at your appointment!

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  17. Hope all goes well with your visit to the doctor and that you have continued health improvement. Great gifts!

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  18. You are doing far better than I on your Christmas knitting. Go, Karen! :) SO glad you are seeing improvement with your eyes. Wishing you health and healing! *hugs*

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  19. I am at peace with whatever... i like that :0) Christmas knitting is always quite daunting ... take your time and praying that your eyes continue to heal. mari

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  20. the shawl is such a pretty color, i love lace and have so much trouble knitting it!!! i too am taking on projects for christmas gifts, mostly hats and scarfs!!! you are a member of the group my friend andee is in, your other blog. andee is a great friend and pattern designer!!!

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    1. that is andee's pattern in my project this week!!!!

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  21. I am feeling the pressure of these last five weeks before the 24th! I'm sorry your eyes are so tired. I do make time to read before bed to relax and quiet my brain. I feel now I need to haul ass on the knitting though especially during the day and maybe chill a bit on the blog reading til I'm done.

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  22. I am gift knitting too-and hopefully will get things done quickly--like by the first week of December! I am so sorry about your eyes--that really affects quality of life and I hope they return to normal soon! Oh my goodness, I love your shawl and have put that pattern right into my queue.....but first......the Christmas knitting...focus Kim, focus....
    xoxoox

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  23. I love the colors you are using, Karen! I haven't been knitting but I have been painting up a storm! Trying to get three acrylics completed by Christmas for my daughters. Fingers are crossed that I will succeed! xx

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  24. I am knitting Christmas themed socks. I'm dreaming about baby hats, so I should cast that on. I finished All the Light We Cannot See in Audiobook format and really enjoyed it. I'm dithering about to find the next story in one format or another.

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  25. I do hope you get to discontinue the meds, especially if it helps with your vision. I am knitting on a basic shawl which I hope to finish this week.

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  26. Bedtime reading! It is definitely a sleep-inducer. I know I should try to read more at other times.
    Do your Fetchings curl at the top and bottom? Mine do, and it is so frustrating because it is a great pattern!

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    1. they curl a bit but not too much, I do four cables at the wrist and three cable repeats for the upper palm. That extra bit helps.

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  27. Knitting socks. Reading nothing!

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  28. I hope that all went with the doctors. I adore the colour of the shawl! xx

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  29. Fingers crossed too that you can stop the medication. Will be thinking of you today. I agree about the speed of small projects being gratifying. I'm doing little reading at the moment too but like you working on stocking fillers. It seems to be all that I can concentrate on at the moment.
    Take care,
    debx

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  30. Lovely colours and stitch patterns. I find it hard to read novels at night too because my husband goes to bed super early and I am still put the toddler to sleep.

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  31. Sorry to hear about your eyes! Do you have a fancy pants phone, tablet or e-reader? I work for an ophthalmologist and we recommend using those if you have issues reading the font since you can change the size and backgrounds, etc. I've started listening to audiobooks (I download them free from my library on Overdrive) so I can read AND crochet at the same time :)

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  32. Such beautiful knitting going on Karen. Love those colors :)

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  33. Quick projects are great aren't they? Especially when you know that you can put another tick on your list. I do hope you got good news at the doctors today :)

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  34. I'm working on several Christmas projects, too, and reading Orchard House. Hope your eyes are all better now!

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  35. Hope it went well at the doctor Karen. Gorgeous knits.

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  36. So glad you are feeling better! Eyes are frightening to me when they go astray…how I depend on mine.
    You knits are just wonderful! Went back through several of your post and they always make my heart sing. Take care and rest those eyes.

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  37. Well, I hope you get to give up one of your meds and that you're feeling better. I love the color of your shawl - someone's getting a beautiful Christmas gift!

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  38. I hope your eyes are much better and meds dismissed!!

    Your projects are so pretty and I love your knitting needles.

    I am not fast at all at knitting. Ah, well! I enjoy it anyway! :)

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  39. Knit knit knit! I just had to frog half of a hat last night. So sad. But I am almost done with a sweater I am knitting miss Phoebe for Christmas. And I am reading way too many things right now. Oh well!

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