Currently on the Needles


Last week, I started a sweater for myself.  I loved this cardigan so much I'm knitting another one!  I love Quince and Co yarn and I'm delighted to be knitting with it once again.  Santa was nice enough to give me some during the Christmas season :)

Are you surprised I'm not reading Station Eleven? Well I finished it and over all I liked the book.  The ending was sort of "meh" for me but I still recommend the book.  So in the spirit of reading out of my comfort zone, I started Life as We Knew It.  My son read it over the holidays and recommended it.  Instead of an epidemic wiping out most of the civilization, the moon has been hit by an asteroid and has shifted closer to Earth.  For some reason an epidemic is more believable than the moon shifting but I'm enjoying the chaos and the panic. Who knew I would enjoy apocalypse stuff!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love the Kelp cardigan too. And I love the colour of the new one. I will have to look for that book - I quite like a good apocalypse read!

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  2. I just told Alex to add this book to his reading list, he and your son have the same taste in books.
    I love Quince & Co. yarn too, it's really, really nice :)

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  3. really like your choice in sweaters....and color. just ripped out most of hubby's sweater last night....a top down pullover and i messed up a couple increases. Blame it on the Agent X marathon last week!!! (Frogged nearly 3 skeins!!! Boy, have I just found a whole lot more knitting!!!!)

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Not my usual style either but variety is fun.

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  5. I haven't trip non-linen Quince yarn, but I want to even though it irritates me that it is such a pain to come by. I love their colors. I am glad Santa has good taste. I finally finished my book last night...am in the market for a new one.

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  6. How lovely that you've decided to knit yourself another pretty cardigan like that! And this time in a more mute and versatile colour - great addition to your beautiful knits :-)

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  7. Sounds like an interesting read and the sweater is going to be wonderful. I've been looking at blue yarn for a cardi, just need to finish my socks and then I have another hat I want to knit first.

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  8. I must try some Quince and Co yarn, I first became familiar with through Ginny's blog, but see that it's stocked here in England. I must seek some out!

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  9. Hi Karen! Your knitting looks so good, so soft! When I was teaching school, my students liked that book.

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  10. I am in awe of your knitting skills...that cardigan is super pretty and now your making another one! I love the color of your Quince. That book may be something I'd like to read. I am kinda in that end-of-world mode! I will check it out. Have a great week!

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  11. The Kelp cardigan is going to look great in that color. And that yarn looks super soft. I'm anxious to see your progress (and knowing you, it will be done in no time!).

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  12. Wow....that is really pretty. You are like the third person who has recommended Quinve and co. to me. Their website always has such beautiful yarn.
    And lucky you, getting more stash during the holidays! Someone loves you dearly!

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  13. Love the cardigan and your choice of colour yarn. Looking forward to seeing the finish. A great gift getting yarn, Santa was good to you. Sounds like a great book. I am not reading much at the moment, life seems to be taking over.

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  14. Sounds like an interesting book - right up my alley but I do feel sorry for the moon. :( I love the colour of your yarn! I have yet to make anything resembling a sweater but I may begin something soon for my husband. He will be my test subject. :)

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  15. I'm trying to stretch my ready genres with the Book Riot Reading Harder Challenge and this book will fit right in. Thank you!

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  16. I hope to find some Quince & Co. yarn in Februrary. Woolful had a great podcast on that family yarn company. She interviews the son, who's the CFO of Quince & Co.

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  17. Knitting a sweater...what??? yup An easy boxy sweater.
    Reading Stephanie Pearl McPhee and learning!

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  18. The Kelp is such a pretty cardigan and I love the color yarn you've chosen.

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  19. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy it! xx

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  20. Oh those both sound very intriguing books and I love the yarn, it's such a great colour for wearing all the time, which is what you should do with lovely yarn like that!

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  21. Love that colour. One day I will knit with Quince and Co yarn :)

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  22. What a pretty yarn color. I love Quince yarn too... I have knit a few small garments from it but someday maybe I will be able to make myself a sweater or something from one of their yarns! It's going to be beautiful!

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  23. LOVE the color of your lastest cardigan! Have you read Dooms Day Book by Connie Willis? I think you'd like it! John Adams is still my current read; it's huge but interesting. And I have a book from the library on my Kindle and the days are going by, but I have to finish JA!

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  24. AHA! No wonder I was drooling over that yarn - I adore Q&Co. yarn. All of their yarn is just such a pleasure to work with and Tern will make the most beautiful, wearable sweater. Lucky you!!

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  25. Oh such a lovely color for a cardigan and it will be as equally beautiful as your first one :)

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  26. That is the perfect colour for a cardigan that pattern looks lovely. Enjoy your knitting!

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  27. I don't blame you for wanting to knit a second Kelp. It is a gorgeous pattern.
    I'm so glad you liked Station Eleven, since I crowed about it so much. I read Life as We Know it some years ago, and I really like it, too. There are a couple sequels to it, which I haven't read yet.

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  28. Quince and Co.! I love that yarn but have never knit myself something with it. Maybe I should remedy that. My knitting took a turn for the worse the other night and I hope to get my mojo back tonight at knit night with my friends after work. My reading taste right now is calling for a sweeping over time drama-which is sitting right on my nightstand ready to be picked up. I have not tried much apocalypse stuff but I do like those kind of movies!
    xoxox

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  29. Sounds like and interesting book, the sweater looks great!

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  30. Kelp will be fabulous in that yarn, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  31. ooh that's a gorgeous cardigan and I love the colour of your yarn!

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  32. Interesting reading to be sure! I've got several books going but just started At the Water's Edge and am hooked. :)

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  33. Yay for new sweaters... for you! I love reading apocalyptic stuff, which is weird because it actually freaks me out a little bit. But, I love them nonetheless!

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  34. oh I really love the deep color of your new sweater knit!! This is the perfect tie of year for sweater knitting!!

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  35. Beautiful color for your sweater. Glad to hear that sweater is a fav of yours, I have the book but thus far have never knitted anything from it...

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  36. I loved the first kelp cardi, I'm sure the second will be great!

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  37. You may enjoy The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen. A town shuts itself off from the rest of the world to prevent a deadly illness from infecting the people. I really enjoyed the audiobook.

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