Currently on the Needles


This week I've been knitting two projects.  The first is the scarf for my husband on size three, what was I thinking?  It is not a Christmas gift, phew.  But the purple is dark and hard to see for me so I keep making little mistakes...so daylight is the only time I work on it.  My next project is a hat for me?  or for whoever?  I loved this pattern when it was first out and have been itching to cast on!!

I'm reading two books, first one is on the kindle--One Thousand Gifts and my second book is Station Eleven.  I cannot really comment on either since both are in the early stages of reading.

What are you reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

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  1. Love that hat pattern, quite fancy making that for my OH at some point. Don't envy you that scarf, it's looking good though :)

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  2. That hat pattern is lovely..I saved it on Ravelry…someday-someday. Happy Holidays! Wishing you are beautiful peaceful Christmas.

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  3. the scarf is turning out lovely. I like that hat pattern! I tried looking at some glove patterns yesterday and was all stoked to make them but couldnt figure out the cable thing *sigh* Soon! I will get cables soon! :)

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  4. Love this dark purple! Though I can understand why it's challenging to knit with!

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  5. Now I need to go look up this hat! I am hoping to finish my shawl this week so I can cast on a sweater before the new year. My daughter gave me a lovely book. And since both of my daughters also want to try knitting sweater, we are planning sort of sweater support club. Have not read that book but have hear good things about it. Enjoy!

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  6. I cast on a hat last week for Bryan for Christmas. I decided last minute he needed a hat. We'll see if I finish in time to go in his stocking!
    The scarf purple is gorgeous!

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  7. And of course the bag and the yarn match :-) I love that green. I have a feeling you will be knitting that scarf for a while!

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  8. I loved Station Eleven, and I hope you do, too. I have recommended it to many friends, and they all liked it. It's a very original take on the dystopian novel.

    A scarf on size 3? That is a big job!

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  9. I'm on my third father cables hat and I'm hoping on finish one more this week (Christmas gifts agrrrr). Great patter, isn't it?

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  10. Ooh have queued the hat, it's lovely! I like your colour choice too. Have a lovely Christmas!

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  11. Not reading anything but blogs! Knitting a sock. Made a knitted ornament yesterday....

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  12. I am afraid baking and entertaining have taken over, I haven't picked up a book in over a week. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  13. Knitting with dark yarns is tricky indeed. Happy Christmas dear Karen!!! I know it warm back there so you can come visit if you need a cold weather fix.

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  14. I have the same problem knitting with dark yarn in the evening. Oh the joys of getting older... ;-) The purple is so pretty though, it's definitely worth it. Merry Christmas!!

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  15. Hope you like Station Eleven. It made for a good discussion in my book club!

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    1. I am trying to get into the story...it's taking me a while!

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  16. That scarf is growing fast despite the difficulties! Still loving the colour :)

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  17. The stitch pattern on the scarf is gorgeous, he will get it soon!!

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  18. That is a really dark purple. I understand why you can only work on it in daylight. The hat pattern is great. A pretty color of yarn. Enjoy your knitting.

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  19. I love the purple of your husband's scarf, Karen! It's so rich! I have just begun reading "The Nightingale", have you read it yet? Like you, I am in the beginning chapters so I can't comment yet, but I have heard good reviews! Have a merry Christmas, my dear friend! xx

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  20. I love love love that hat pattern. I've added it to my queue, thanks ever so much. I hope you have a very happy holiday.

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  21. Anything on size 3 needles is true love! I'm reading John Adams and will be for awhile as it's LONG. Now off to check out the hat pattern!

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  22. Hi Karen, love the color of your hat. The purple is such a rich color and I agree it would be difficult to see. I recently finished crocheting little Mary Jane shoes and a hat for my new granddaughter. Merry Christmas!

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  23. Trying to finish up some projects that I know won't be done for tomorrow. Lots of knitty gifts to give in the new year.. YIKES!! Am battling the flu so off to bed for the day once I get organized. Thank goodness Christmas is at my daughter's house. Reading The Christmas Carol ... Merry Christmas to you and your family and to all your followers.....

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  24. I lost all motivation to finish the knit Christmas gifts I was intending to make. Not sure what happened to me. I think all of this rain is bogging down my brain. Glad your scarf isn't a present and there is no pressure. Hope you have a fabulous holiday Karen!!

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  25. I can't wait to see your hat. I faved it. I love how there is something other than purl stitches in-between the cables.

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  26. Lovely knitting on your needles Karen :) Merry Christmas!

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  27. Lovely knits and happy knitting!

    One Thousand Gifts is inspiring. I always enjoy reads that encourage me in grateful living!

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