Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Yarn Along--from Ginny to Gemma
Back again this week for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along, and I am so happy to have her Sunday Sweater pattern completed! It was one of the most pleasant projects I have done in a while, and I just know I will be knitting another one as soon as I am able. The yarn is Cestari Traditional in Burgundy Heather, and has a lovely cotton-like feel to it, so soft and squishy! I would have loved to put it on Gemma for a photo shoot, but I am hoping she will have time to forget all about it before Christmas. I did knit it a bit shorter than I ought to have, but I was afraid of going to long with another button, since I put buttons all down the front (I don't like an exposed tummy in winter!). Turns out it would have been fine, but hindsight it 20/20 and plus, it gives me one more excuse to knit another! My Ravelry notes are here.
On my needles right now is this cowl for Una (the pattern is free!). The girl really needs to learn how to knit herself, as she has requested this cowl, a slouchy hat and some fingerless mitts. Turns out she really loves knits, but not knitting (lack of patience--she is a speed reader and a speed typist, and learning to knit means starting out slowly). Anyway, the yarn is Knit Picks Chroma in "fossil". I am enjoying knitting with big needles--her mitts are going to be in sport weight yarn on size 2 needles...ick. Means I need to use my reading glasses to knit, and they bug me...
As for reading, I am currently reading a novel by one of Una's writing friends, and although it is not my usual cup of tea, I am enjoying it. They young lady has actually found a publisher for it and is in the editing process, so I am hoping that I will be able to recommend it to you when it is out. It has a great theme: the sanctity of human life, and what can happen when a society loses sight of that. I am also still reading my issue of Dappled Things piecemeal Must read it slowly, as it is a quarterly, and I want to make it last!
So--how are you progressing on you holiday knitting?