Currently on the Needles


I'm excited to share with you the latest project on the needles, another baby blanket!  A co-worker at my husband's department is expecting a little girl in the fall.  So I dug deep into the stash and unearthed more pink yarn and cast on.

Check out my finished Reyna Shawl, if you missed the post!

I finished reading The Nightingale on my Kindle and enjoyed the story over all.  I loved the World War II period and the plot, although predictable at times, had some twists and turns that I was not expecting.  So you should give it a read!

My new novel I'm reading, The Tavern on Maple Street, was sitting on my shelf forever, well it felt like forever.  I've read her two previous novels and enjoyed the "happy" overall story line.  Happy stories feel good and cozy and oh so easy to pick up and put down during the summer months.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I listened to the audio of Nightengale last month and enjoys it too.

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  2. Very pretty blanket.I admire those of you who have the patience for blankets. I'm not very good at that.
    I haven't read Owens, but it sounds like she makes for good summer reading. That said, I tend to like things a little darker than that!

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  3. Such a sweet blanket for a baby girl, love the colour.

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  4. i think i'm the last person in the world not to have read nightingale....it's gotta go on the list!! (Like the blanket!!!)

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    1. We can be last people together - I got it from the library awhile ago but had to return "Nightingale" before I could read it!

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  5. I want to come take a peak at that stash of yours! A baby blanket requires some yards.

    Happy books are my favorite.i wish there was a seperate shelf at book stores for novels with happy endings.

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  6. Wow, you are cruising along on that blanket Karen! I am reading The Goldfinch and casting on today for Kirsten Kapur's summer shawl MKAL! (and plowing along on my well-aged Indigo Cones!) :)

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  7. oooh this is gorgeous...i love the pattern and the color!!

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  8. Such a pretty blanket. I love the ribbed stripes and the soft pink color. I need to check on that author.

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  9. My friend warned me off Nightingale -- but I will have to try it again. I started it on audio but it just didn't click with me. Glad you've got an unending supply of pink yarn! I have a friend who is having a December baby and I need to knit something yummy for it!

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  10. You have such an amazing stash, do you dare share it with us? I haven't heard of either of those books, I am off to check them out. Happy Knitting! ;)

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  11. Beautiful blanket in a perfect colour.

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  12. what a darling pink blanket.

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  13. The pink is perfect for spring and summer. I added this book b/c of you. I like getting to know town characters whose lives intersect. I've been working on the next Christmas sock and have been reading The Forgotten Room at night.

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  14. I wish I could read as fast as you do! You just whiz through these books! I am slugging along through Brené Brown's Rising Strong...maybe the fact that I am slugging is a sign that I should stop. I know she is popular but I am really struggling to enjoy her writing. I love the new blanket, the pink is such a soft hue! Beautiful as always, Karen! xx

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  15. Such a pretty color of yarn for a baby blanket, the expecting Mom will love it!

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  16. I just found out a friend of mine is having a baby girl. I'm excited to knit for her. You've got me thinking if I will make another blanket!

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  17. I'll have to check out that book. Looks cute.

    The blanket is SO pretty! I like the simplicity of the pattern.

    Reading: My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg
    Knitting: Sunrise Chevron Socks

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  18. Hi, it's my first time joining Ginny's Yarn Along - I'm reading The Road to Grace & just finished knitting a baby hat. That's a pretty baby blanket, Karen, and I love the pattern.

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    1. welcome to Ginny's yarn along link up :)

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  19. Oh what a lovely baby knit - such a pretty pink!

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  20. The second baby blanket?! Oh you are my hero, in my whole knitting "life", I finished only one crochet blanket :)

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  21. That blanket looks so sweet for a new born. The Mother and baby will love it.

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  22. Just found out that another niece is on her way!
    I think I'll knit her a blanket like yours! :-)

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  23. Just finished Fade to Grey Poncho and just finished reading Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher. A plus on both pattern and book

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  24. What a lovely gift! I loved The Nightingale. Am now reading The Devil in White City and just finished Dead Wake, both nonfiction by Erik Larsen.

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