Currently on the Needles


Good morning!

I have made some steady progress on the fair isle hat, and I am loving the pattern as it slowly emerges row by row. It's also nice to not be making mistakes.  I've hit my colorwork groove! Oh and I posted yesterday about my yellow shawl.

I continue to read my book from last week, The Daughter and I'm enjoying it overall.  The plot at times is quite far fetched but I'm going with it.  The writing is good and solid, the mystery over her daughter's disappearance affects many people and reading the family dynamics is fascinating.

I picked up this book, The Power of Habit after hearing it on some podcasts.  Since I'm a fond lover of positive habit creating and tracking progress, I thought this would be an interesting read.  Lots of the writing reminds me of some of my university psych classes way back when.  Good stuff!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


Comments

  1. I love those colors in the hat! What yarn are you using? I am sailing to the Honey Cowl finish line and I need to get going on The Year of Living Danishly!

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    1. knit picks palette from deep deep stash :)

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  2. I LOVE the colors you chose for your hat! I bet everyone on your gift list is hoping it's for them!

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  3. Great looking fair isle start. Just to brag a little, I met Hazel and knit with her in Lerwick in 2012; she is lovely.

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  4. Oh, your hat is flying off the needles! Looks like you'll be done by next week!

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  5. Love I love your Colorwork! And that book is a good one. Happy Wednesday

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  6. that is so nice, that hat! very pretty!!! have a great day!!!

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  7. Love your fair isle hat! (Fair Isle is my favourite type of knitting.) A long time ago, in a land far away, I worked with a lady whose surname was Duhigg! (How strange is that?!)

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  8. what great colours....and how well they are playing with each other!! (I more often than not miss with the 'playing well' part of fair isle colour choice!) GUess I need to put that one on 'the list'!!!

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  9. hee hee....silly me! That's swook!!! I've made that one, gifted it to a grand.....and mine looked TOTALLY different! The joys of fair isle!!!

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    1. ha ha! I think I remember you making this hat! I love how colors can change the whole pattern :)

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  10. I am reading a book by Rachel Cruz (Dave Ramsey's daughter) called love your life not theirs. It's also a habit book and about not comparing your life with that of your friends.

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  11. Beautiful color work knitting. i too am loving color work.

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  12. I think the hat looks fabulous!

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  13. The hat is looking GREAT! And I love your cute little stitch markers on there, too.

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  14. I love that habit book! It really makes you think about your daily life. Fair isle is looking amazing!

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  15. Fair Isle with no mistakes? That is pretty amazing. I love colorwork, but I end up doing some frogging.

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  16. Your colorwork makes me smile. I can't wait to start knitting my sweater top. I'm puttin' that off for a bit for a particular reason.

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  17. Oh, I really like that touch of light blue that is entering the pattern. So pretty! I'll be curious to hear what you think of The Power of Habit. I'm currently reading The Trespasser by Tana French and can't put it down!

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  18. The colors in the hat look great together (and separately for that matter ;-) Isn't it interesting how some books take us back to another place and time?

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  19. Adorable hat! I have become so convinced how much of our lives are determined simply by what habits we have cultivated (or not cultivated!). I would probably enjoy that book!

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  20. I'm not yet brave enough to attempt fair isle. It looks complicated, but you are doing a marvellous job.

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  21. Amazing fair isle! I love it and its colors. I am rereading Cheaper by the Dozen for book club and just finished Medicus and The Secret Chord. Enjoyed hearing the latter's author on Monday evening; she's a good speaker.

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  22. Im stunned by your fair isle! it is awesome!! im reading blogs and knitting hats

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  23. Your hat is going to be lovely! I love classy fair isle patterns like this one :)

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