Currently on the Needles


I know, I know, you're thinking that I'm reading the same books as last week and you are correct.  I seem to have fallen off the daytime reading goal I set for myself last week.  In my defense, I am reading at night and have a mere four pages left of Ordinary Life.  This short story collection is fun to read but many characters are unhappy.  How sad because I believe most people are happy!

The Once and Future King is slow going.  This is the daytime read, I can't pay attention at night since this book is outside my regular reading tastes.  I am enjoying the story and frequently compare this plot to what I know and what the tv show Merlin decided to create.  All fun and engaging.

My knitting has made steady progress.  The red scarf which will be converted to a cowl is fun to knit.  I have the pattern memorized but still need to pay attention to make sure I'm doing the right row at the right time.  All good.

My cowl is super squishy and has some lanolin in the fibers due to minimal processing.  I love this feeling and my hands are naturally moisturized!  I bought this wool at the fiber festival and I'm excited to block because I believe the "blooming" will be incredible!  But first I have to finish knitting, right?

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. My reading hasn't exactly been going at warp speed either....and neither has my knitting. (I think it's the combo of the two that has bogged both down! Down side to multi-tasking!!!!)

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  2. All good things! I am painting a bedroom after Reed sleeps, so no knitting for me this week. Horrendously tragic.

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  3. Love the combination of this burgundy red and the neutral shade of your cowl!

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  4. The Once and Future King has been on my list for a while... maybe I'll get to it one of these days :) That red yarn is gorgeous. I love patterns that are memorizable but require just a little attention.

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  5. I may have missed this but what yarn are you using for that scarf/cowl? Love the color!!

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    1. Thank you! unplanned peacock studios twisty sock, there is a link on my ravelry project page - I bought this at the fiber festival earlier this month :)

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  6. Good books and great knitting! I love how we knitters are always looking forward - to finishing, blooming, and the next projects!

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  7. What beautiful knitting! I love that red cowl-scarf.

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  8. I think my never ending blanket wants to end. Im going to knit on it today and see.
    Not reading yet......hmmm

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  9. I love that red scarf. I might once again have to play copycat.

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  10. The red cowl looks stunning, love the yarn. Not doing a lot of reading at the moment, I seem to be playing catch up with other things all the time at the moment.

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  11. I just finished a Linda Fairstein mystery Death Angel; I enjoy them because they also include interesting info about NYC, this time Central Park. I also just finished a hat for Sophia and am happy to discover is works well with a recently knitted scarf! Thanks for the scarf link.

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  12. They both look like beautiful projects with gorgeous yarns. That red is especially yummy! xoxo Silke

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  13. These are perfect colors for fall and winter.

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    1. Mahalo, Karen, for the Harry Potter partay love. I only do it for my ohana and if I'm gonna do I gotta do it right - the ol' teacher in me.

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  14. My reading is slow too. I love the pattern and yarn of the red scarf/cowl.

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  15. always a treat to see what you're knitting :)

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  16. You are so quick with your knitting, it is inspiring to see your updates. I love the colours of those yarns. I am currently knitting some knee high cream-coloured socks for my daughter, and reading a book about the history and traditions of English Villages. Have a great weekend :)

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  17. Your photo looks like fall! I love Merlin and have really considered reading The Once and Future King, thanks for sharing! -Sierra

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  18. Ooh that cowl is going to be gorgeous! I hear a lot of praise for the once and future king, back next week to hear your verdict

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