Currently on the Needles


New book and new knitting, both quite exciting if you ask me.  I started reading Barker Towers last night and it's way too early to opine.  I also started reading Stephen King's book On Writing.  My daughter has read it several times and highly recommends the memoir. My adult children and nephew are doing a reading competition, I think I am participating and I think I'm losing, but hey, it's only the beginning of March.

My knitting, sigh, it is heavenly!  Since many of you gave such wonderful suggestions on this post on what to knit with my "ginny yarn" and repeatedly the Pebble Beach shawl was mentioned.  So I cast on and am blissfully knitting a shawl for ME.  It's been a while and I'm happy to be engrossed in an indulgent knit. So far I am beyond impressed with how the yarn feels and knits up.  I adore how the wool silk blend takes the dye differently and adds a beautiful depth to the fibers.

Oh, I started and finished a sweet little bonnet as well this week.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Karen you will love the pebble beach shawl and it's going to look amazing in that color! Such a fun knit!And that little bonnet you finished is so sweet!!Happy knitting!!!

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  2. Oh I love that pebble beach shawl! I have wanted to make one for me, but haven't found the right yarn yet.

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  3. What a lovely new project, the color of the yarn is yummy.

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  4. Enjoy the Pebble Beach shawl! Beautiful yarn

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  5. Oh your Pebble Beach shawl is gorgeous! It has been on my to do list for ever. And the baby hat is adorable! We have a new grandbaby due in June - I need to get knitting for the baby!

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  6. Your Ginny yarn is beautiful and I'm sure your shawl will be also. Your bonnet is adorably perfect!

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  7. My husband really admires Stephen King, I'll tell him about his memoir.

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  8. I love that yarn. I put two skeins of Ginny's yarn in my Etsy cart when she had it available, and before I got to checkout, someone else snatched it up! I'll try again next time!

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  9. The yarn and the shawl are swoon worthy...

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  10. My Pebble Beach is my favorite shawl of them all. I want to knit another one in the larger size. I can't wait to see how yours will look.

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  11. that colour is heavenly.....you scored big with that one!!! Happy knitting!!!!

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  12. You know you did something right when your adult kids entertain themselves with a reading competition. The peachy yarn is so cheery. Enjoy the process.

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  13. Enjoy your selfish knit! That's so much fun! :-)

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  14. Beautiful yarn and shawl pattern! I have that one in my queue. Happy Knitting & Reading!

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  15. Love the color so very pretty.

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  16. The book sounds interesting. I'll wait for your opinion.

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  17. I love that yarn color so much-it's going to make a beautiful Pebble Beach!

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  18. Such beautiful yarn I love the colour and can only imagine the feel. I love the excitement of a new project and a new read but reading seems to have taken a step backwards of late.

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  19. I read Baker Towers when it first came out and enjoyed it.

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  20. Love the color of your new project, Karen! I've started a new book as well, My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante. My mom recommended it and it's too early to tell if I like it or not. : )

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  21. Enjoy knitting that fabulous shawl :-)

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  22. Love your yarn, I think it'll be a very pretty shawl! :)

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  23. Fun yarn for what looks like a really pretty pattern. I am reading A Fine Balance and also Brooklyn. Have you seen the movie of the latter?

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    1. no not yet but I have been eyeing that book, let me know what you think!

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  24. Very pretty yarn. :) The pebble beach shawl will be a lovely finish.

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  25. Your description makes my fingers itch to be knitting (and with something so lovely!)

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  26. I'm still getting through the last HP book and the fifth installment of The 39 Clues series. What's the reading competition? # of books read? This is a lovely spring color and I think it'll be terrific in that pattern.

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    1. definitely number of books read. Excluding children's books and graphic novels. I willingly will be the loser.

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  27. That is going to so beautiful!!! I need to buy some yarn from Ginny one of these days!

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  28. I love how blogging connects threads together. I was reading about the designer of your shawl yesterday on a blog and now I come here and you are knitting one of her patterns! I had never heard of her before then ;). I love love that colour and the design (not for me tho' too much lace, me and lace don't get on well). I hope you enjoy your book.

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    1. it is a very small world. The pattern is well written!

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  29. That yarn is just dreamy! I have some yellow yarn to do another PBS and I can't wait to cast on, although I must finish something first, lol

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  30. I so thoroughly enjoyed knitting with my Ginny yarn and am excited that you are, too! :)

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  31. That yarn looks amazing, and I love the colour. So happy to hear you are knitting something for you :)

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  32. I can't wait to hear what you think of Baker Towers. I've wanted to read that for a long time.
    And you reminded me that I have a Pebble Beach to block. I'm so glad that you are knitting something for yourself.

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  33. The shawl is going to be pretty. I love that coral/peach color. The baby bonnet is darling too. I just began to read My Brilliant Friend so no opinion yet. I have a sweater to block and am finishing up a second mauve sock with hearts down the cuff.

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  34. Oh that shawl is going to be perfect!

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  35. I keep hearing such wonderful things about both Ginny's yarn and the Pebble Beach shawl that I think I'm going to need to get my hands on some! Yours is just perfect and how wonderful to have a little something on the needles just for you.

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