Currently on the Needles


Hello!  I am nearing the completion of my cardigan.  So so so very close to being finished.  I'm on the buttonband and all that is left is the buttonhole band and buttons.  I cannot wait for this knit to be off the needles and done.

My pebble shawl continues to make slow and steady progress.  Since I'm focusing on the cardigan, my time with this shawl is limited, however that limited time is pure bliss.

I'm thoroughly enjoying Baker Towers.  I love that the setting is in Pennsylvania and there are references to Polish food (I'm Polish!).  So far the novel is a captivating read.  Phew!  I think I picked this book up in Cambridge, Massachusetts when we were visiting our son last fall.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. Your shawl is going to be beautiful! I love that color. I can't wait to be done with my classics list so that I can just pick up a book that looks interesting... :) Won't be long. A year goes fast for me! LOL!

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  2. You have flown through knitting your cardigan, wow Karen. I do hope you get a chance to wear it some before it gets too warm.

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  3. Im looking forward to seeing the completed items...especially the shawl..its a very pretty colour.
    Phoebe x

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  4. I picked up a new book over the weekend that has really pulled me in. Such a good thing.

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  5. Look at you go on that cardigan! It's looking great so far :) This week I'm trying to finish up my Cherry Pie skirt for the Great Northern KAL.

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  6. I can not wait to see your cardigan complete! Perfect timing for the beginning of spring wearing!! The shawl is such a fun knit!!!

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  7. Gorgeous colour choice for the pebble beach shawl. And that cardigan is going to be so lovely!

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  8. setting a knitting record on that cardi! Of course....I LOVE THE COLOUR!!! :)

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  9. I'm glad to hear the book is good. I loved another book by that author, which I think is called Mrs. Kimble. It took me a long time to finish my Pebble Beach Shawl. It just felt like a long, leisurely knit.

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  10. I like the button band on your cardigan. I think we will be seeing pictures of it on you by next week!

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  11. You'll have the button band finished in no time!

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  12. Your sweater is going to be gorgeous! I'm going to want to knit that shawl even more after seeing you do it!

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  13. I don't know if you plan on wearing the sweater and shawl together, but the colors complement each other perfectly!

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  14. Have you decided on your buttons? Buttons and button bands scare me...so far my cardis are all open. Call me a chicken. It's true.

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  15. So close to the finish and looking wonderful. Love the shawl too, such a beautiful colour.

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  16. The cardigan looks great! The book sounds fun. Have a good trip and nice visit!

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  17. Oh they are both so pretty - it would be hard to tear yourself away from one for the other!

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  18. Your cardigan looks lovely. I love that lace section. Looking forward to a finished off post soon?

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  19. I remember when you made that visit! can't wait to see the finished cardi! knitting is such a gift to us! God bless!

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  20. I love our cardigan. I have always wanted to knit one but my queue is so long already!

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  21. Can't wait to see the finished cardigan. And I love the pebble shawl, stunning!

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  22. Wonderful projects! Waiting for their finishing, sharing your excitement!

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  23. You are so fast! Love that sweater pattern. I am working on a sweater, too, that's all one piece; my needles aren't as quick as yours are though. Still reading A Fine Balance and Brooklyn. Your book sounds interesting.

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  24. I love the color you chose for your cardigan. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  25. oh that sweater is close! Love it.
    Im knitting a feather and fan scarf in sock yarn.
    Im sure i'll cast on a sock today or tomorrow too
    Reading...nada. Just got the computer fixed so I can watch cd's dv d 's on it again. Reading blogs tho

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  26. I love your cardigan and shawl together. The colors are a great pair. Glad you're having a good read. I'm loving mine right now.

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  27. I'm still plugging along on my cardigan, but it's slow going. Lace weight yarn, a dark color and stockinette stitch - tons of it, since it's knit in one piece. Right now I can only manage 3 or 4 rows every night...

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  28. What's it like being close to finishing a sweater? Like REALLY close, because I feel like I should be done, and I haven't even come close to finishing the body of mine. Send Help! ;) I'm going to have to check that book out.

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  29. I love watching your progress, Karen! The color of the shawl is divine! I am currently reading When Breath Becomes Air, it's a wonderful albeit bittersweet memoir. Trying to figure out what to read next! :)

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  30. I love the colour of your cardigan! I love eyelet patterns like the shawl but I do a terrible job of counting and if you are off even one stitch, it all looks funny. That is so pretty!

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