Currently on the Needles


Well well, I am on my THIRD fair isle hat out of the three I am currently knitting.  The red one is finished and only needs a soaking and blocking spa day.  The blue one is the last one and I am making great strides since I took the above photo while the daylight was out and about.

My reading is a little slow.  While I'm enjoying this book, I keep falling asleep at night.  So I should read during the day but the knitting is taking precedent to meet my goals.  I hope after this weekend I'll have more time to read.

Oh and I'm still reading Alexander Hamilton and love my history lessons when I do set aside 30 minutes a day.

Did you see my finished trees?

What are you knitting and reading this week?

joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love your little trees! I am also reading this book but my reading needs to happen first thing in the morning. This is a book I don't mind reading slowly.

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  2. I love the green hat; the red is wonderful, and I think the blue may be my favorite. You are a wonderful (and productive) knitter!

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  3. Love those trees, so cute. Good luck with your knitting goals this year. I caved and am not knitting for Christmas again this year! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  4. your hats are looking wonderful!!!

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  5. Those hats are beautiful, and I love the little trees!

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  6. Love your fair isle hat - the giftee is truly blessed. Also kudos for knitting those trees. I say I'm going to do that every year and never do. Perhaps you will inspire me!

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  7. Beautiful hats, Karen! I love fair isle!

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  8. I'm not getting any reading done! Too much knitting to do, lol. I love your hat. What a beautiful pattern!

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  9. You are on a Fair Isle roll, that's for sure! The hats are wonderful. And yes, I did see the trees. I plan to go stash diving to come up with some yarn to make some of my own. They are so cute!

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  10. Red hat is lovely. Someone is going to be very lucky this Christmas.

    My knitting has been in fits and starts this week. I think I may have frogged more than I actually knit. LOL But, that's okay. It's not a race.

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  11. Your hats are looking great! Will the blue one finish your Christmas Knitting list?

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    1. the blue one finishes the hat knitting (three total) then I have a cowl, and hopefully fingers crossed a pair of socks. The socks are not a MUST, but it would be nice!!

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  12. Oh your fair isle is delicious. Don't forget to put a color catcher in when you wash it so the reds don't bleed. Oops there I go giving advice not asked for....
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  13. I have this book ready to start on my Kindle :)

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  14. Love the hat a real delight, such a stunning colour.

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  15. Congratulations! Is this your final gift knit of the season?

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    1. final hat! I want a cowl done as well :)

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  16. Wow Karen, that hat looks amazing. I love it! I keep falling asleep reading at night too...I wake up with the book on my chest.

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  17. Your hats are just amazing -- such beautiful colorwork! Commonwealth is on my to read list!

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  18. What lovely colorwork on the hat! I checked out your trees and they're so adorable -- I saved something like that on Pinterest a while back but I never got around to making them... I even have a bag of wine corks saved up!

    I'm not getting as much reading done these days as I'd like either. Glad to hear you're enjoying "Commonwealth." I really wanted to get to it in 2016 but I think it'll end up being one of my first reads of the new year. I had it on hold at the library but they tried to give me a 7-day copy, and I was already knee-deep in a gazillion-page book; I knew I wouldn't get to "Commonwealth" in time so I had to give it back.

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  19. Karen, I think this hat is my favorite. I am a huge fan of the color red and Fair Isle knits! : ) It's beautiful!
    I have been working on my sweater. I am currently doing one of the front panels. Thank God it is all straight knitting, or I might never finish it! I'm still reading The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and am enjoying it. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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    1. I loved that book and the other one that is associated with it (can't remember the title...).

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  20. I'm still reading Missing Presumed. DH requested Commonwealth for Christmas. Are you enjoying it? Love your fair isle hats; your work is beautiful!

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    1. so far it's okay, I feel that if I stayed awake I'd be into it more, so I'll blame myself for the "okay" comment.

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  21. That hat is gorgeous. I love it. And your trees! So adorable!

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  22. Lovely hats! They will be perfect for keeping heads toasty warm and stylish!

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  23. Love your hats - stunning! My knitting is slow...trying to finish a pair of socks for my son (only halfway through the first). Reading A Gentleman in Moscow which I am enjoying, but it is taking me some time to get through it (probably because I read just before bed...)

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  24. beautiful hats...i only can knit simple hats..You are so talented..

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  25. Fair isle can definitely get addictive :) Lovely hat!

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  26. All of your fair isle knitting is so lovely.

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  27. Your hats are gorgeous!
    I've been wondering about reading that book. I've loved a few others by Ann Patchett but at some point, I can't remember when, someone gave me the idea that this one is a tougher read. I'll have to put it on my list for 2017

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  28. I'm so envious how you're immersed in fair isle! Man, I need to fix my jumper so I'll get to that part.

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