Currently on the Needles


Hello!  As you can see, I've a new knitting project and a new book.  I love beginnings!

I finished Britt Marie was Here and loved loved loved it immensely.  The ending was perfection and I love her character growth throughout the book.  She never sacrificed her true personality in fact she embraced herself but also focused on what SHE wanted.  We should all do that in our life.

I also finished Small Victories on Sunday night.  Anne Lamott is a fantastic writer about life in general.  She is raw, honest and poignantly funny about her spiritual journey.  I find myself chuckling as I read her essays.  Reading this book coincided with the beginning of Lent and I might try to do that next Lent as well, this faith reading seems appropriate.

My knitting!  I started another Pebble Beach shawl with this lovely soft green wool  So far the yellow tones and the white tones are enough to add some bling but not overpowering. Phew.  I was concerned while I was winding the skein up.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Beautiful colour of yarn! I must say, I am always impressed with how quickly you seem to get through books!

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  2. so pretty....that yarn is perfect! i just finished reading My Name is Pilgrim.....the BEST spy novel I've read in FOREVER!!!!! (reason for all my garter stitch knitting!!!!)

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  3. Beautiful yarn, Karen! I know what you mean - sometimes winding a skein I fear what it will knit up. Sometimes pattern and yarn do not play nicely, but it looks like you hit the sweet spot! It looks lovely! I have not read Brit Marie, but you are making me feel like I should! Thank you!

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  4. Thank you for the book recommendations Karen. They both sound enjoyable. Pebble Beach is one of my favorites. I really need to make another one!

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  5. I love that book! (OK, I love that author.) Your yarn for that shawl is a perfect compliment to that book :)

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  6. Love your green yarn - gorgeous. I had Britt Marie on my Kindle from Overdrive...but ran out of time. I need to borrow it again.

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  7. Such a pretty green on your Pebble Beach shawl. Good choice!

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  8. Your green yarn says spring beautifully! Fredrik Backman has a new book (Beartown) being published in May. Thank goodness he's a prolific writer; I can't wait!

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  9. Looking forward to hearing about your new book. I've read several Maeve Binchy books & enjoyed them all but I haven't read that one.

    Your shawl will be gorgeous. I always love your color choices.

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  10. My daughter suggested I read LIt. I never picked it up from our library. I'm knitting mittens ...oddly enough. At the end of winter. :)

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  11. What pretty yarn! You're set for March, with green yarn and an Irish book! ;) I was just putting together a display of books by Irish authors at the library where I work and it got me wanting to read another Maeve Binchy. I have a few of her books, but the only one I've read is "Quentins."

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  12. Love the yarn! And I always enjoy some Maeve; love Irish and English authors. I have Britt Marie on my list so great to hear you enjoyed it.

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  13. I like subleties of that yarn. How are you liking Chestnut Street? I went on a Maeve Binchy binge once, reading seven books of her in a row. I really like her storytelling of communities of every day people. I will add a book of hers to my 2017 must read shelf. You have inspired me to.

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    1. it's nice with happy endings for a collection of short stories. I've read all of her books except Minding Frankie and possibly one other one. She is/was one of my favorite authors pre: computer, internet, ravelry, goodreads documenting!

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  14. Beautiful yarn, Karen! I have started Small Victories and am enjoying it greatly! I hope you will enjoy your current read!

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  15. Oh - yummy green shawl. It looks just right for spring. I might have to try and find Britt Marie at the library.

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  16. Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors! I was so sad when she passed.

    Lovely yarn can't wait to see the finished shawl.

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  17. Your yarn is beautiful. I am looking forward to watching that shawl grow.

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  18. GORGEOUS yarn, Karen!! I'm loving that blue/green... spring! YES! blessings ~ tanna

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  19. I do love Helen's patterns. I have one on my needles now too. Just cleaned off some bookshelves this morning and found a book that looks interesting and I have no memory of purchasing it!

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  20. Perfect color for a March shawl! I'm working on socks and also reading The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe; it's interesting but sad.

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