Currently on the Needles


This past week I've been rotating between all of my projects on the needles.  The pincha shawl is coming along nicely and is nearly done.  I am going until I run out of yarn!  I love that this pattern allows you to use up as much as you can.  My other project, a scarf for my husband, is the project I've been working on during the evenings while we watch tv together.

Hausfrau has been a compelling read for me.  I have to warn you, it is explicit and against all of my moral values.  The main character is incredibly flawed, unhappy and self destructive in her extra marital affairs (some are in detail).  I am drawn again and again to figure out why and that is why the novel is good.  I want to read it. However, my next novel will be a palate cleanser - devoid of risky behavior!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. The shawl is lovely, it's something I've never knitted before but I do fancy giving one a go. I like the idea of being able to carry on with it until you run out of yarn. I've just finished The Liar's Chair, the main character sounds very similar to the one you're reading about.

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  2. i still can't get over how perfect that variegated yarn is for that shawl pattern.....really lovely!

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  3. Your knitting looks so perfect and while I have projects to work on I find myself wanting to cast on a shawl just like yours.

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  4. Oh that shawl of yours has me dreaming of knitting one for myself... That pesky cardigan I'm knitting (dark yarn and miles and miles of plain knitting) is sloooow going... I think it'll be worth it in the end, but it is dragging on for sure...

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  5. I just love that shawl! It is so beautiful. I am slogging through Raven Black by Ann Cleeves, the verdict is out yet on whether I like it or not - but I am not speeding through it as I usually do with a book that I just love.

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  6. I can't handle tales of infidelity...somehow they have always bothered me.... Other sins, I can handle no prob. We all know I am no saint! I love the shawl! Holy guacamole! And looks like the hubby scarf has grown since last viewing.

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    1. I am the same way!! It bothers me to no end, I can hardly stand it.

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  7. We need a WOW button on your post. Your shawl is going to be gorgeous! Your husband is going to love his scarf.

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  8. I love the colors of your shawl!

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  9. So looking forward to seeing this shawl's FO!

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  10. The colors in the yarn are gorgeous! Such pretty patterns! I saw that book, but wasn't sure I would like it. I think I might look into it now though!

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  11. The colors in your shawl are beautiful! And that pattern is interesting!

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  12. I'm just drooling over your shawl, and the book sounds like a fun read ;-)

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  13. Your yarn just perfectly showcases the intricacies of the shawl pattern. I really love it.
    I look forward to seeing what you pick as a palate cleanser!

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  14. I love that shawl. Just queued it. I need a pattern like that for an extra-long skein of fingering weight in my stash.
    The book sounds intriguing.

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  15. The shawl draws in the the eye, I may have to try one. The book doesn't sound like something I would enjoy, if she is believable as a person I would want to argue with her to realize the mistakes she is making. Arguing with a books doesn't really work, I hate watching people ruin their lives, especially if they are unhappy even while doing it.

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  16. I just love everything about the shawl, the pattern and the stunning yarn. it is indeed a masterpiece.

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  17. The shawl is beautiful. I love the colorway.

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  18. Your Pincha is so beautiful! I think you should knit me one since I can't knit this thing to save my life - HA!

    Linda in VA

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  19. That shawl is just gorgeous. You have chosen the perfect yarn.

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  20. Your husband's scarf is such a beautiful plum color

    Reading: Knitlandia
    Knitting: Hopscotch Socks
    Stitching: A bookmark with a "western" theme

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  21. Gosh it is like that yarn was made for that shawl...stunning!

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  22. Oh that shawl for your husband is coming along nicely! And the pincha shawl is such and interesting thing to look at, I lve the colors you've choosen.

    I'm knitting a Briar Bunny for the baby this week, in between resting and the last preparations for birth. I'm dead tired to do anything else and it's kind of frustrating me. Even the knitting on the couch is tiring me in some way.

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  23. I love how your shawl is progressing! The stitch pattern on your hubbys scarf looks so squishy and warm!! Enjoy our week of sunshine...maybe spring is here!!!

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  24. That shawl is beautiful. Love the pattern, the colors, everything. :)

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  25. Those colors are just amazing. I love it!

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  26. Every time you show this shawl WIP, I like it even more and more. I will have to add that to my queue and make one, maybe after Idle-Plummy-Wood is done.

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  27. Your Pincha is beautiful! If you've not read A Man Called Ove, I'd recommend it. It's great!

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  28. That is one beautiful looking shawl! Love those colours and the pattern! :) You have me intrigued with that book.

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