Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I have been furiously knitting the barnacle cardigan this week. I had a brief hiccup when I realized that the design of the sleeve was using up too much yarn. So I ripped out the sleeve and redesigned it. Now it tapers down the whole length of my arm and I have plenty of yarn!! One sleeve is done and the other sleeve has about four hours of knitting to go. Today is the day it will be done. phew. I must say I'm excited about wearing this one. The fit is wonderful, one of the many reasons top down construction is my favorite-I can try it on as I knit. I'm a little giddy thinking about how it will look and feel after a wool soak. Still thinking about how to fasten the top, either it will be hook and eye or tiny snaps, not sure yet.
My reading is calm and mildly entertaining. I bought this book at a book sale and it's been sitting on the shelves. Prayers for Sale is a string of short stories woven together in a long story about an older woman reminiscing about her past with a new young neighbor. I'm enjoying it so far. There's a bit of bittersweet heartache mixed in with happiness.
What are you reading and knitting this week?