Currently on the Needles


My reading is the same as last week and I'm nearly done reading both books.  I love Britt-Marie and all of her thoughts and reflections.  Britt-Marie is my soul sister with her love of list making!  Backman's writing style is quite refreshing, poignant and funny.  He can be quirky too.

As you know, I love anything that Anne Lamott writes, so her Small Victories book which is essentially a collection of essays about faith and life, makes me want to be a better writer and an observer to my everyday occurrences.

My knitting is chugging along.  The shawl is nearing the end and each row is pure bliss.  My top down cardigan has met with some problems.  I had to rip back and fix a crucial step in the construction so while the sweater here looks like there is progress, I am facing a little bit of catch up knitting to match the above photo.  I'm okay with that, mistake finding is humbling :)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Comments

  1. I love how Britt-Marie made the best of the difficult situations she found herself in and grew through her experiences. I would love to be able to meet her in person! I am so looking forward to seeing your completed shawl; it's absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I think it's time I added Britt-Marie to my TBR list!

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  3. Oh dear, another title for my TBR list. Did you know that Anne Lamont has a new book coming out next month?

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  4. I need to add both those books to my list (which grows ever so much faster than I can possibly read...). Your knitting is so pretty and I love the way you look at discovering mistakes as humbling - a wonderful approach!

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  5. Love that you are not discouraged by small setbacks in knitting! It is all about the process :)

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  6. Your knitting is lovely! And, I am reading a Backman book as well. I love his writing.

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  7. I can't wait to see your shawl finished & blocked. I have to admit, I'm a little jealous. I've been wanting to do something beaded & ordered purple yarn to go with beads I already have.... except I shopped on my phone & ordered black yarn instead of purple. The beads could still work but I'm no where near as excited about the project now. Yours is looking lovely though.

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  8. The top down cardi can give me issues in the beginning with the stitch markers and following the directions exactly as stated ....you will be glad you took it back. I'm knitting HELENA which is a summery top to wear over a tshirt. I just ordered a book to read for Lent. I think it is called 40days. One day one reflection type .

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  9. I hate ripping back and it must be a big mistake for me to do so. In the end I'm always glad I've fixed the mistake.

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  10. I am sure both knits will be wonderful in the end! Nice about the Anne Lamott book, I had not known of that one! * Thanks also for your comment on my blog ~ always nice to know others are experiencing similar things! <3

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  11. Oh I must look up Britt-Marie... list making is my thing too. I love your line on mistake-finding being humbling. I may need to remind myself of that. Happy reading and knitting! Elisa x

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  12. Not as much knitting as I would like so far this week but getting bits of second sock done and practicing my Portuguese knitting.

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  13. Hi Karen! I am on the 6th book in the Inspector Gamache series. I've been chugging along since Christmas and am really enjoying the entire series. I loved A Man Called Ove so I will have to check out Britt-Marie!

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  14. I am so excited to be able to tell you that I received the above book (small victories)in yesterday's mail! It is my first Anne Lamott book and I am looking forward to reading it!

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  15. I think the mark of a true knitter is when the mistakes do not daunt us. ;) Keep on chugging! blessings ~ tanna
    (I'm still messing in the yard! Ha!)

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  16. Oh those cardigans. Often when I knit one, I think it might be the last time. Then I enjoy wearing it and see another terrific pattern and I'm off to the needles. Keep on knitting. Progress will be made.

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  17. Frogging is so frustrating but worth it in the end!

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