Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Currently on the Needles


I started another top down raglan cardigan for me over the weekend.  I thought long and hard about what pattern to use with fingering weight wool and decided to knit a cardigan that fits beautifully and I've knit twice.  I'm in my happy knitting place!

I'm enjoying My Name is Lucy Barton so far.  I should be done with this book some time tomorrow.  This novel explores a mother-daughter relationship and how life experiences bring complexity to our interactions with the ones we love.  If you are a mother or daughter or both, you might like this book.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

22 comments:

  1. Your cardigan will be beautiful! I'm currently reading the "sequel" to Lucy Barton, Anything is Possible, and it explains a lot about the people that Lucy and her mother talk about and Lucy's life growing up, written in short related stories. If you enjoy Lucy, I'd recommend it.

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  2. LOVE that gray. Why do we always love gray? I'm drawn to bright, cheerful colors... but, I almost always wear the soft grays and beiges. You do this cardigan so well and it looks so good on you! Happy knitting and reading. blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Another book that is also in my pile! Enjoy your happy place.

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  4. That book looks interesting. Great start on your new cardi. I am at the stage of what do I knit or crochet next as just finished a cowl.

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  5. I look forward to seeing the progress of your cardigan. i know you'll just breeze through it!

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  6. I am reading (err, listening to) I am No One and it is very curious. That cardigan looks lovely - I love the neutral color!

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  7. Sometimes its so nice to just knit something you already know you're going to love, especially when committing to fingering! It's going to be beautiful!

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  8. I keep wondering if I should read this book.....you're making me think I should at least give it a try. :)

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  9. Top down construction always seem to fit well. Hooray for a pattern that is so good you repeat it!

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  10. That yarn is lovely, good idea knitting something with it you already know you will love and use.

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  11. Such a lovely colour and shade of grey will go with almost anything so easy to wear.

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  12. Love that yarn and know that the cardigan is going to look lovely on you...they always do.

    I'm putting that book on my list of books to read this year. Thank you so much for sharing about it here.

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  13. I'm with you! Sometimes you just need to knit something you know will work and fit. Your book is on my list, but the list is just soooo long.

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  14. Love the color and I am a big fan of top down sweaters!

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  15. Nice choice, especially since you've had good results before. I am knitting a mystery sock KAL, and it's a challenging one. I need to get started on our next book club book The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe.

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  16. I love your yarn--it looks squishy! I've got to bump Lucy up on my reading list. I love Strout's writing.

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  17. I'm working up my courage to start one of the few fingering weight sweater quantities that I have. I'm worried I'll run out of steam and not finish. I'll enjoy watching your progress.
    -Sierra

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  18. I'm excited to see more of your cardigan. I love how you love the pattern and are utilizing it again. I haven't gotten in as much knitting as I would have liked. I am exhausted. The tween has baked twice and of course I'm doing the clean up. The little one finished her diorama with my bits of help here and there. And tomorrow I have to drive 44 miles up into the city for an appointment. Can Calgon take me away?

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  19. I love the soft grey of your newest knit. So pretty. I just got that book through Overdrive, but haven't had a chance to even start it yet! Hopefully this weekend.

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  20. Yes. I can quite understand opting to knit something familiar. Your book does look intriguing.

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  21. I love your cardigans, they always look so cosy! I read Lucy Barton a while ago, I liked it but wasn't crazy about it. I usually like quiet novels but that one was a little too quiet for me. : )

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