Currently on the Needles


While toodling around on Ravelry, I came across this pattern - the Pincha Shawl and loved how the design showcased a variegated yarn.  So what's a knitter to do but dig into the stash, unearth a lovely skein of Mountain Girl Yarn by the lovely Camilla and cast on!  The pattern is the kind you have to pay attention to every single row...so it's definitely not tv knitting! I have unknitted quite a few rows because of my brash confidence.

I'm nearly finished reading Stephen King's book On Writing.  I am loving every single word. His conversational style of writing is captivating and I stay awake reading past my bedtime.  A true sign of a great book.

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


Comments

  1. This shawl will be so lovely. I have a two shawls on the needles right now. So much fun.

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  2. Oh that shawl is going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see it when you finish.

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  3. Another pattern added to my favorites! It's going to be lovely Karen 😊

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  4. camilla's yarns are always so pretty, but this pattern truly is showcasing it!!! great choice!!!

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  5. A beautiful shawl with lovely yarn and a great book -- I'm putting these on my to-read and to-knit lists! Thank you!

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  6. Oh.....love that yarn and the pattern is so interesting!! You always come across the greatest patterns! So glad you shared!!

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  7. Wow. That is pretty spectacular. I am already a huge fan. And pretty photo too.

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  8. very pretty!! I've heard that this book on writing is a good one!

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  9. Whoa - I love how that yarn on this pattern is creating a collection of peacock "feathers". So cool!

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  10. Karen, that yarn is absolutely beautiful! I may have to recommend that book to my husband, he loves Steven King's books. Happy middle of the week xx

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  11. what a pretty shawl pattern and yarn! it looks like peacock feathers!

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  12. What a pretty pattern Karen. You chose the perfect yarn. It's good to have a project like that where you need to pay attention. It makes you appreciate the easier ones! I can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  13. That is a really lovely pattern for that yarn. I always drool over Camilla's yarn and this showcases it perfectly!

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  14. That shawl is going to be beautiful! I love the colors in that yarn, and it's knitting up so nicely so far :)

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  15. I love that yarn! And that shawl is going to be gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful knitting!! That pattern and yarn are perfect for each other!

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  17. That's not a pattern for me then! I am not a highly concentrated knitter...
    It's amused me how we've both ended our posts with almost the same sentence today!

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  18. That yarn and pattern!! How lovely! It sounds like the book is worth a look also!

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  19. Camillas yarn is gorgeous! I love those colors.

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  20. Just added that shawl to my favorites. I LOVE the color way you are working with. Yum yum yum

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  21. That is a really pretty pattern. I hadn't seen that one before.

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  22. Love Mountain Girl yarn! Beautiful colorway and shawl! I have placed that book on hold at the library! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  23. Oh my goodness that is going to be beautiful!

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  24. That yarn!!! That pattern!! Both are beautiful!

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  25. On Writing is my favorite book on the topic of writing. I particularly liked how the first part is a memoir of King's fascinating early years. I love how your Pincha is shaping up--what a gorgeous pattern and your yarn choice suits it perfectly.

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  26. I love the yarn choice. The pattern reminds me of feathers!

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  27. Beautiful shawl. You've picked the perfect yarn.

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  28. Gosh that shawl is going to be gorgeous!! The yarn is absolutely perfect for it.

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  29. ohmygosh! That is so beautiful! What a perfect pairing of pattern and yarn. Can't wait to see your progress.

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  30. That pattern and yarn are creating such an organic creation - reminds me of a feather or something. I loved Stephen King's book on writing. I read it years and years ago. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

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  31. My reaction when I saw the yarn, "Ooh!" It's a pretty mix and I love designs that showcase variegated yarns.

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  32. Wow the variegated yarn and pattern looks exquisite.

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  33. That shawl looks precious! And I love Stephen King!

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  34. A good book is one that keeps you up indeed. That yarn and pattern are wonderful!

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  35. I was so curious to see what you are working on when I saw this photo in your Instagram! Such an interesting shawl! Looking forward to see how it will unfold!

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  36. Those books that make you want to stay up longer then you should are the best kind of books!
    Beautiful choice of colors.

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  37. I've started this Pincha shawl 3 or 4 times now - and messed it up each time! About drove myself crazy - with all the turning and wraps. I had it going good and then blam, another mistake. Put it aside for now. It isn't all that hard really - just fiddly.... LOL!

    Linda in VA

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    1. I was trying to listen to a podcast and knit and it was quite difficult!!

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  38. That Pincha shawl is going to be beautiful. Interesting edges and a gorgeous color!

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  39. Great find! That looks like one of those "Don't Talk to Me" patterns. It should be beautiful though and well worth the effort.

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    1. It is definitely a do not talk or breathe pattern..

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  40. Staying awake is definitely a sign of a good book!

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  41. Perfect pattern and yarn choice, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  42. The construction of the shawl looks so interesting and is indeed a perfect showcase for the variegated yarn. Have fun working on it!

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