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Knit. Read. Knit.

I started an Everyday Cardigan from Peace Fleece Grass Roots back in November. It occurred to me last week that if I want to wear it this winter I should probably put some effort into it. Of course, it’s not very exciting knitting.


Luckily, I can knit and read at the same time.

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  1. Isn’t it great being able to knit and read at the same time? It took me a while but I finally mastered it…the key is getting the book to stay open/lay flat when you are at the beginning or end of it.

    Lovely yarn!

  2. Love that yarn! And ditto what Estella said. I never seem to be be reading the right book when I have that kind of knitting!

  3. I can too but only with an iPod. You’ll have that sweater finished in no time. I’ve also been thinking that I may not be wearing all the sweaters I’m knitting until next winter.

  4. I’m jealous that you can read and knit at the same time. I usually just knit and talk or knit and watch tv. I do know people who claim to do it…although I’ve never actually seen it done. I tried a few times, but had problems keeping the book open.

  5. I have been crocheting for years but cannot read at the same time. What are you reading right now? I have a book list a mile long. Right now I am ready the Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I am a dog lover so I am enjoying it. Your Eye Candy Friday dog pic was great.

  6. Starting tomorrow or this weekend I will be forcing myself to work on some of my languishing WIPs. It’s really not fair to the yarn for me to leave it in limbo like that 😉

  7. I don’t think it’s uncommon to want to king fun/interesting designs…but recently went to a workshop with Sally Melville who said that we should “Knit what we wear and wear what we knit.” Too often there’s not enough time for both. But I find I wear the simple patterns all the time.

  8. I’m the same way with stockinette. I must be doing something else at the same time or I can’t stick with it.
    Love that yarn!
    Enjoy the book.

  9. Pretty yarn! I started a sweater in October and I’ve been thinking the same thing. Time for me to get busy on it.

  10. What’re you reading? Have you seen the Yarn Harlot’s daily knitting calendar? The Groundhog’s Day entry seems relevant for you. 🙂

  11. I knit faster when reading. The only thing better is knitting, eyes closed, lounging on the couch while DH reads aloud to me… Though, last night he rubbed my feet while I was reading and knitting — that was good, too.

    Do you make yourself finish a row before turning the page?

  12. I like books on CD while I’m knitting, too. Luckily, the library is just a few blocks from my house and has a HUGE selection. What gauge are you knitting your Peace Fleece at? I made a dropped-shoulder cardi in the Hemlock colorway about two years ago, and I’ve only worn it twice. I knit it on size 8 needles, and between the loose gauge and my losing about 25 pounds, it just sags and bags on me. (It just doesn’t feel right.) I have taken it apart and am de-knitting the pieces, and next fall, I want to knit another cardi with it, but will probably knit a raglan, add some shaping through the waist area, and add the rolled neckline of the “Every Day Cardigan.” I have used Peace Fleece in one other cardi and a poncho, and I wear them to death—this sweater just never seemed to feel right and I do love the yarn, so I’m going to give it a re-do. The green is much richer than it looks in the picture and has bits of gold and blue in it, so I love the color—the mohair adds just enough softness and halo. Peace Fleece is one of my favorite yarns, and I really like their hand-painted buttons.

  13. Knitting is reading is something I need to learn to master. But during colleg basketball season I like to knit & watch either UCONN men or women play. Also – I linked to you today on my blog & borrowed your eye candy picture of tulips (giving you full credit). You were right – the tulips help remind me spring is around the corner!

  14. Haven’t mastered that skill yet. I have catching up on TV watching and podcast listening while tackling my boring stockinette project these days…..

  15. i wish i could knit and read at the same time. even with garter stitch i feel as though i have to watch what i am doing. do you think that is because if i am not watching i think i will make a mistake, or because if i am not watching, the knitting is not really happening?

  16. I would do that, but I’m so paranoid about breaking the spines of my books. I do everything I can to NOT have that happen, so unless a book naturally falls open and stays, I refuse to force it open. Which usually means that the only thing I can read while I knit is magazines…

  17. Lucky you to be able to read and knit at the sme time. I haven’t mastered it yet, but I keep working at it…I figure practice makes perfect (or maybe just close to competent).

  18. Nothing wrong with a simple knit. I like to have one mindless knit on the needles for those times when that is all I can handle. You did remind me that I need to go to the library to check out some audio books for my iPod.

  19. I started an everyday cardi years ago (during the knit-along!) but never finished it because I didn’t really like the color of yarn I was using. (Ordered online…more teal-y than I liked.) Anyhow, with a new effort in mind, I purchased my favorite color of Peace Fleece, a tweedy version which looks exactly like yours! That was almost 4 years ago. Still haven’t cast on.
    Can’t wait to see yours finished…

  20. There’s no shade of Peace Fleece that I dislike! Some don’t look good on me, but they’re ALL beautiful….Cannot wait to see your sweater!!

  21. I sooooooo wish I could do that! I’ve tried, but the knitting pace is so slow and the reading so inattentive, it’s just not worth it, ya know?

    The Peace Fleece is yummy!

  22. I enjoyed the Everyday Cardigan (even though I frogged it because I made the wrong size and hated the buttons), Peace Fleece is such a work horse of a yarn.

  23. as long as the book is audio and the knitting is simple, I can add a me, too…but I suspect you are talking about knitting on another level.. that sweater will be wonderful to wear. worth the hours!!

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