Hello! I am here again for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along. Last week I said I would be ready to show a finished shot of Dominic's raglan pullover, and so I am:
The morning light was rather golden, so here is a shot that better shows the colors:
Other than the fact that the pattern runs very small (and I knit very tight!), it was one of the quickest knits I've ever done. Over all and in spite of a couple of mistakes, I'm very happy with it. For those who are interested, my Ravelry notes are here.
On Thursday I printed out the directions for this cardigan for Una. She liked the pattern and really wanted a cardi rather than a pullover (preferable for girls with long hair, I think). She also chose the yarn. There are a couple of firsts for me with this sweater:
1) It is my first time doing lace, and although the stitches involved are not difficult, I found the way the pattern was written really mind-boggling for a first-timer. I am managing to suss it out bit by bit, but it was hairy for a while.
2) It is my first time working with a tweed, and although I will admit that it is probably the perfect yarn for this house, as bits of stuff are forever attaching themselves to our clothes, I myself could not handle a tweed sweater as I would be tempted to pick off all the tweedy bits, which I find myself doing even now.
3) It was my first time using a cable cast-on. I seem to learn something new with every sweater I knit.
Nothing new on the reading front. I still haven't finished The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, for which I am feeling a bit guilty. Sebastian loves being read to especially, and I was so busy the last two days. On my own, I am still making my way through Drawing with Children. I haven't much time to read, getting ready for school next week as I am.
If you enjoy reading and knitting, and you haven't done so already, stop by Small Things and see what is on everyone's needles and nightstands!