Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I have a very big announcement.....I am on the ribbing of my cardigan! Every day I try to work on this cardigan. I have grand visions of what it will be like when it is done. But it's taking forever to knit. So getting to the ribbing is such an accomplishment. I'm thinking about four inches of ribbing should do it. All that's left are sleeves and the button bands. I hope that I will have this cardigan done before the summer ends.
My hat is very near the stockinette section of the pattern. This is the project that I've been knitting while reading at the same time. The yarn is wool so I don't have to worry about stitches slipping off (like the cardigan). My sister in law can knit so fast while reading and she was the one years and years ago that inspired me to practice. I cannot knit a complicated pattern. Just ribbing or plain knitting.
I finished The Weird Sisters and overall a nice enjoyable read. I did not like all the Shakespeare quotes thrown into the story line. But once the story line was established and I was eagerly reading to see what was going to happen to each sister, the quotes did not stand out and detract from the book (for me). I'm a big fan of family dynamics and will always pick up that type of book. It's like peeking into someone's living room window :)
I started I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. It is one of J. K. Rowling's favorite books. My daughter read the book and did not like it. However, she said that I would love it. So I'm reading it. We tend to have opposite tastes in books so I'm interested to see if I love it!