Currently on the Needles


Good morning!

Oh my goodness, my knitting and my reading is swelling in overload.  I have some personal knitting goal deadlines for Thanksgiving. So I'm knitting once again a couple of mitts using the fetching pattern I adore.  I have this pattern memorized, burned into my brain.  That's the kind of knitting that feels like visiting an old friend.  You know, when you meet up with a buddy and no matter the span of time that has elapsed, your conversations fall into a comfortable rhythm.  So good!

Now onto the huge gigantic tome I'm reading.  My son mentioned in a conversation that he was going to start reading Alexander Hamilton.  Without thinking, I said "oh, I'll do a read along with you!".  My sister and my nephew are also on board with this read along.  My daughter is still "thinking" about it.  She is participating in nanowrimo and has limited time.  My book arrived on Monday and so I started.  Wish me luck on finishing before the year ends.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams


Comments

  1. every time i'm in a bookstore i pick up that book.....i should just break down and at least BUY it!!! Anxious to hear if it pulls you in. (I bet it does. I bet I really want to read it, too!!!)

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  2. I love patterns that are memorizable. Good luck with your reading!

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  3. That is quite the book. I have the audio version and hope to listen while I knit during Christmas break.

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  4. I love patterns like that (I have a certain hat pattern memorized). How wonderful to do a read along with family!

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  5. The Fetching pattern looks great, if it wasn't so expensive I'd be tempted to make some mitts myself. Love the idea of a family read along. Will you organise specific times for discussion about the book, or just read it and chat as and when, if at all?

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    1. check the pattern site, there is a FREE link to knitty.com for the pattern, that is the one I am using!!!

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  6. I love the idea of reading something together I might see if my daughters fancy it. Beautiful yarn.

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  7. Knitting on some CRAZY ANNOYING socks and not reading anything. I WAS reading Jane Eyre, but about 1/3 of the way through....I just couldn't do it anymore.

    The color of your Fetching mitts is lovely.

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  8. What great subject matter! :) I love that color. Looking forward to seeing your mittens!

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  9. Karen, I love the color of your yarn, one of my favorites! Good luck with the Hamilton book, I haven't attempted it yet. My daughter got it at Christmas last year and as of today has not yet finished it, LOL! Have you seen the book 'Hamilton: the Revolution' by Lin-Manuel and Jeremy McCarter? It is amazing, it contains the complete libretto as well as annotations by Lin and profiles on the actors. A beautiful book, worth having. xx

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  10. I love how you're reading along with your son. I meant to do that w/my tween but forgot and they've finished a tame version of Beowulf. I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack sometimes on Spotify. I love the rapping. I probably learned a lot more about this president through song than I would have reading a book.

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  11. Enjoy the read along...such a great idea!

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  12. What a wonderful idea...a family read-along! We read aloud together, but we've never done a read-along....hmmm. Will suggest that later today and see if we can come up with a book we're all interested in.

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  13. Our family should do a read along! I LOVE this idea. Thanks

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  14. That is one long book! Reading it together will make it go faster!

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  15. I love the family read along idea! And, bravo to your daughter on her writing task!

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  16. My daughter keeps pushing me to read that book. Hope you enjoy it. Your mitts will be wonderful. I love their color.

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  17. That is a heavy duty read as is John Adams. I haven't read it, but our book club read the Adams book, and from our discussion I think that both show that there have been other ugly occasions in our country's history. Good thing we have knitting to lighten these stressful days, isn't it?

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  18. That is quite the reading challenge you have set yourself... I hope you'll enjoy the book !

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