Knitting News and a Hat


I've made significant progress on my sister's sweater.  She is an awesome sister so she deserves a sweater, right?  Right.  I am one third of the way done.  How do I know?  Well the sweater uses three skeins of Madeline Tosh Sock and I've used up the first skein.  I love simple maths...


I've made this sweater many times, my latest is this one.  My sister tried it on last summer and fell in love with the fit.  So, I decided to cast one on after she chose her yarn. 


In other news, I cast on a hat from my own imagination and went with it.  I love a folded brim for a hat for some extra warmth and I created a simple knit two, purl two design broken by a purl row.  Easy peasy. 


In reading news, I'm still involved with the sixth Gamache book by Louise Penny, Bury your Dead.  I could finish it today if I focused and didn't do anything else, like cook a dinner.  I have Beartown sitting and staring at me waiting for me to dive in.  I am excited to read this novel!

Also in the reading line up is Anne Lamott's Hallelujah Anyway.  She makes me smile and laugh and believe in people and the strength of faith.

What are you reading and knitting this week?

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along


Comments

  1. That's a lovely hat! Do you mind if I "steal" (with credit of course) the design for one of my own?
    And knitting a sweater for your sister... wow! I never made it past scarfs and hats as presents ;-)

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    1. Yes you may :) multiple of 8 stitches (knit 2 purl 2) two rows, one row purl, then (purl 2 knit 2) two rows, one purl row. I cast on 100 stitches.

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  2. Love the sweater and the hat is a work of art, I loved it. It as a joy to catch up. Both Gerard and I are thankful for your prayers. Love and prayers have sustained us in this difficult time of our lives but we are thankful that all is now well and Gerard is on the way to a full recovery.

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  3. I keep hearing about Madelintosh yarn but I haven't bought any....yet. I think I might have to. :)

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  4. Yes, I agree, that's a lovely hat!

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  5. Lovely hat Karen. Is Yarn Along back? Can't believe I missed that! Please let me know which blogger template you are using. I love the layout of your blog.

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    1. sorry for the late reply! I use soho template then customized.

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  6. Love the colors for both the sweater and the hat. Clever design for your hat. Inspector Gamache is one of my most favorite characters EVER. I have an Anne Lamott book or two, but have never read them...I should do so.

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  7. Still knitting on the Indigo Frost. No reading other than blogs. The sweater is looking lovely.

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  8. Good job on the sweater so far! I love Anne Lamott. I may have to read her books that I have yet to try

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  9. oh you DO have some awesome books in the works and the knitting looks wonderful, too! and if I were a betting girl, I'd say your next project won't be blue :-)

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  10. The colors in your knitting today are so nice. The hat is darling. What a great idea. Isn't knitting progress nice?

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  11. Beautiful knits, Karen! Your sister is one lucky lady. That hat looks perfect for your cold weather!! I'm about to start Eleanor Oliphant. Just finished The Alice Network-- very good! I've strayed off my Tegna on an afghan trail. LOL! Have a great week! blessings ~ tanna

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  12. Beautiful knits, as always, Karen!
    And love me some Anne Lamott. (I'm currently reading Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks :)

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  13. Your hat turned out great! There's a baby hat pattern that I like to play with - adding my own designs as a 10 stitch repeat. Fun, isn't it?

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  14. I LOVED BearTown...an amazing book! xx

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  15. Wow, knitting a sweater in sock weight yarn. I may have to do that one day as I have tons of sock yarn projects are a bit limited in that area. I do have in the back of my mind, wanting a Madtosh Vintage sweater, a Quince & Co one, and a Malabrigo one.

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  16. I just love the color of the yarn you are using for your sister's sweater, Karen. Such a beautiful blue. I finished my very first crocheted shawl, and it turned out beautiful. I am pretty proud of it, because it was considered an advanced pattern! :-)

    Happy Sunday to you!

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