Currently on the Needles
I have focused mainly on knitting this shawl and have a mere four rows left before the project is off my needles! I am placing beads and find the task fun and relaxing. I haven't had much time to knit since both kids are home visiting but I manage to carve an hour each day to make some progress.
My reading is the same.....I picked a very large book and my reading time is slim. However, I am enjoying this read and the characters and the twisty plot. I believe you cannot go wrong with reading a classic novel. Do you have a favorite?
What are you knitting and reading?
Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams
What a beautiful shawl pattern Karen. I have never knit with beads, but one day!ReplyDelete
I love the colour of the yarn you are using and the pattern looks lovely too. JacintaReplyDelete
Only four more rows and you are finished with the shawl! Awesome! I think my favorite classic novel would have to be Little Women. Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite writers. Have a lovely day, Karen!ReplyDelete
oh my…..four rows!!! (I get obsessed at that point and have my race to the finish line----sometimes at 4 in the morning!!!) You'll be done S-O-O-N!!! yippeeee. Hope you are having a great family time with everyone home!!! (heading to the beach soon?)ReplyDelete
That's something I've been wanting to try--knit with beads. Four rows to go! I love how fast projects fly off your needles. You are the most amazing knitter I know. Golden Orchids is such a gorgeous pattern; I am really looking forward to seeing your shawl all blocked and finished.ReplyDelete
The yarn looks so soft and is a very pretty color. Lovely!ReplyDelete
I love David Copperfield, I have read it so many times. You can't beat a classic. The shawl is looking delightful, it's a beautiful colour.ReplyDelete
all those tiny stitches - the rows must take so long at the end :-) I agree with Charles Dickens - his books are such a treasure chest of characters and descriptions. I love the way he describes things - can read them over and over and over.ReplyDelete
Beautiful color!!!! Beads? Could I ever learn to do that???ReplyDelete
The shawl is looking beautiful. One of my favorite classics is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. I highly recommend it. As well as anything by Jane Austen.ReplyDelete
You are almost there! I have never crocheted or knitted with beads. Sounds beautiful. I think Little Women is my favorite classic.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the gorgeous shawl finished!ReplyDelete
I haven't read much in way of classics yet, but am looking forward to reading Mary Shelley when I return home to the states. :]
Oh, I love that shawl so much! I hope you are enjoying your time with your kids. xoReplyDelete
Lovely shawl pattern, I've not seen that one before. I've got a beaded shawl on a shelf next to me that I need to get round to finishing. I'm less than 20 rows from the end but keep working on other projects instead. Must make some time for it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful as always! You always pick the most gorgeous patterns and yarns, I just love watching your work unfold!ReplyDelete
It looks like it will be lovely! And your photo is so relaxing, just what I could use today.ReplyDelete
You are so close! I can't wait to see it finished and blocked.ReplyDelete
After my quick trip over to Ravelry, this looks like a lovely pattern. Thank goodness you're so close to the end as I can't wait to see it once it's blocked and finished! :)ReplyDelete
Awww I love the color YOu chose to knit it up in.ReplyDelete
Im reading Storm Kings. Finished How Animals Grieve by B. King. Fascinating.
That's a great shawl pattern, Karen. It was so funny. I looked at it and thought to myself, "Huh, I wonder if I could put beads in there" and then I read that you ARE!ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed going back and listening to classics via the CraftLit Podcast.
Knitting with beads is something I have not yet "dared" to try. Love the look, just have not tried it yet. You are a true knitting inspiration to me, always enjoy what's on and off your needles. :-)ReplyDelete
Lovely knitting. Perfect sparkly beads.ReplyDelete
Fun reading. Enjoy
What a lovely shawl. I was just looking at Tracey's gorgeous shawl too. I hope the one day I will have the patience to make such a lovely one as well.ReplyDelete
Only four more rows to completion...I can't wait to see the finished one.
Knitting with beads, you always amaze me :) Can't wait to see it.ReplyDelete
Love the rich color of your yarn. Looking forward to seeing the finished shawl.ReplyDelete
It has beads? You are a brave and busy woman, but to find it fun and relaxing? I might need to check your temperature ;) I think one of my favorites is Jane Eyre. The Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy your knitting and your reading. I feel another awesome FO around the corner! I'll be back soon to check.ReplyDelete
Oh, I just love the color of your yarn, so rich. I can't wait to see everything done. :-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful! And so close to the end. My favorite classics are Jane Eyre and the Counte of Monte Cristo.ReplyDelete
Karen, just what do you do with all the lovely shawls you create? You must have the most beautiful closet or dresser drawer filled with them. :) Daniel and I just finished A Tale of Two Cities (our final lit. book for the school year)...we meet to discuss it with our co-op this afternoon! Dickens is a master, isn't he?ReplyDelete
I'm always fascinated at how different lace looks on the needles from when it is blocked. Beautiful shawl pattern -- is it for you? I hope so. Little Women is always a favorite. And, silly, but I could read the Little House series over and over. In fact, I think I'm going to start reading them to my elderly mother soon.ReplyDelete
Very pretty, Karen. I am anxious to see it finished! You are one fast knitter. I just finished a knitting mystery by Maggie Sefton. Have you read any of those?ReplyDelete
almost done! yay!ReplyDelete
I love the picture, it all coordnates very well!ReplyDelete