Currently on the Needles


Call me crazy but I've cast on a scarf for my husband on size 3 needles.  I know I will regret this decision later on.  I've been spoiling myself with knitting on size 7 needles for many projects and the projects practically finish themselves.  My husband chose this purple wool and the only weight available was lace weight.  So I've doubled the yarn and size 3 needles looked the best.  Hopefully sometime today I'll update my Ravelry project page.

I finished reading A Man Called Ove and thoroughly enjoyed the book.  It's an easy read and somewhat sad and funny mixed together.  So now I'm in limbo between books.  I think I'll be starting One Thousand Gifts by Amy Voskamp.  I bought the book on my kindle when there was a sale a week or two ago.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. well, the scarf will look nice! that cozy is so cute!

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  2. Oh dear, size 3! I finished one hat - hooray! Funny you would mention 1000 Gifts. Since Michelle's gratitude week, I have been thinking of that book.

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  3. It might take a while to knit the scarf, but just think of all the love you can pour into it while knitting. :-) Cute cozy for your mug.

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  4. this is a christmas gift?!? of course, #3 and under are my favorite needles, but maybe not for knitting under pressure (like the 1s I've been using on those (&^&%$^%#$$% big-foot-man-socks! hee hee thank goodness they are DONE!)
    I've heard of 1000 gifts but haven't read that one....review, please!?!

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    1. it is NOT a Christmas gift for this year, I'm not that crazy :)

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  5. oh wow size 3! good luck! I am sure he will love the scarf. Its a very pretty yarn

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  6. A scarf on size 3 needles is a challenge. But you can do it!

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  7. Dear Karen, even though it will probably take you awhile to finish the scarf, the end result will be just beautiful. Enjoy Ann's book. :-)

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  8. Respect for the shawl. Either way, it will look lovely! Enjoy your new book!

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  9. Smart to double the yarn. Big needles do spoil! Happy knitting. I hear it is warm and sunny over there, no? Don't ,one me...I will just be over hearing drowning in a big, icy puddle...panic ridden trying to finish my last pair of Christmas socks... Xoxo

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  10. Size 3 needles for a man?! Hmm... Pretty brave and daring! :)

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  11. Well, that is a sweet act of love, the scarf you are making. Purple is happy and I think it's quite nice that your hubby chose it.

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  12. You are a brave woman to knit a scarf on size 3 needles. I just finished one using size 8's and it took forever. Wishing you enjoyment and speed!

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  13. Tell me that's not a Christmas gift!!! Haha! I can't imagine, I haven't knit even a worsted scarf for so long because I get too bored, haha... I need to find some good scarf patterns though... Maybe 2016!
    I fall into the camp who loved Ann's book and it really has changed my life. I know others who didn't like her style of writing at all, but I love it. I hope you do too!

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    1. You are making this book sound quite compelling :)

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  14. Lace weight, you're a brave one! I've been crocheting a lace shawl for aaages, I keep getting bored and putting it down - one day it'll be finished though!

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  15. That is a beautiful purple! Size 3...oh goodness...good luck!

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  16. Wow i looove your mug-cozy! Did you make it yourself? I'm breaking my fingers right now trying some fair isle pattern - but it is so much fun :-)

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    1. I did not make the cozy, the cozy mug came as a gift from a friend, who also did not make it :)

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  17. I loved Ove :-) The second book is good too.

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    1. I loved Ove and I'm waiting for the second book to be on sale on Kindle.

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  18. Love your tree in the backround. PURPLE is beautiful . Maybe that gorgeous color alone will keep you going!
    Not reading right now. TOo busy baking, wrapping, listening to carols and getting son to Ortho appointments! Soon though!

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  19. Check out the other book, Stories my Grandmother told me, I've heard it's really good.
    I thought that was some lace weight yarn on your needles, but you're fast so I know there won't be any trouble.

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  20. I love that cup cozy! I've got to give that book a second chance. It seems like everyone likes it.

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  21. I am sure that your husband will love it! I am finishing sewing ends in on a scarf and that is me done for the year! Of course loads of things beckon for next year! Enjoy! xx

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  22. You are a brave woman, and an excellent wife! I love that color, and I'm sure the scarf is going to be absolutely wonderful.

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  23. Beautiful colour yarn, it will make a stunning scarf and made with love. What could be better?

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  24. Good luck, girl. I'm reading The Goblet of Fire, Heist Society, and Forget Me Knot. I just finished a cowl for a woman the baby and I see every morning. I hope to get her to take pics this afternoon as it's a short day. No luck on getting to the LYS. I forgot to charge my phone last night; need that Maps to get me down safely and back.

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  25. Great color! You are one power knitter! i wish I had that much concentration in my head.

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  26. At least the hat I decided to cast on today for my hubby will go faster on size 7's. But you knit so fast anyway, you'll be finished in no time!

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  27. You're not crazy at all ... well, maybe slightly but it's for your hubby after all :) I LOVE that mug cozy!!!

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    1. I knew you would love that purple!!

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  29. It will be worth it! Even if takes a while ;). Good choice of colour.

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  30. Yup, crazy! He'd better love it! Merry Christmas, thanks for sharing this year, I always enjoy visiting your space.

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  31. It's a beautiful color! Knitting with small needles can be a challenge, but the FOs are so gorgeous that it's worth it.

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  32. What a wonderful shade of purple. Certainly a challenge to knit a scarf on that needle size, but it'll be lovely!

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  33. Love the purple. And if anyone can knit a scarf on size 3s, it is YOU! xo

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  34. Nice color. And just think, you could have chosen size 1 or 0! I've just started John Adams by McCullough and am surprised to be enjoying it even though it's very long.

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  35. LOVING that purple....but boy howdy...size 3??
    You are brave !

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