Wednesday, August 8, 2012
My second citron shawl is coming along nicely. I am on the fifth tier and have my fingers crossed that I can get at least two more tiers out of my skein. Three would be ideal but who knows!! I enjoy this pattern so much and already think of more I would love to make. Maybe gifts? Well, I'll finish this one first then daydream about the future ones later. That lovely pink yarn is turning into a cardigan. It is not my usual color to knit with but I am trying to branch out of my usual color scheme. This cardigan pattern has interesting construction. It's top down but instead of a raglan sleeve or a rounded yoke, the designer has incorporated a set in sleeve!! Yep. I find this very exciting. So far my only problem has been the button bands-I just cannot wrap my brain around the slip stitches and when they occur. Maybe by the time the body is done I will conquer them.
My reading this week is the same as last week. When God was a Rabbit has been my night time reading. I'm about half way through and so far it is okay. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace is my day time reading and it is FULL of information. I read an entire chapter on eggs and wanted to go back and re-read and take notes. I wish I was the type to high light a book. But it would make me sad to mark up a book. If you like to cook you might like this book by Tamar Alder.
I have added the sock pattern as a pdf file on my pattern page above OR you can access it on your Ravelry account as a download. It is free!!!
What are you knitting and reading this week?