Sometimes I am consumed with an overwhelming desire to cast on something new. This weekend I gave in to that desire-that is how I live on the edge of life. It gives me that roller coaster feeling, the one where you drop from a great height. The new shawl is knit from Manos del Uruguay lace containing a blend of alpaca, silk and cashmere. Oh so soft! I've started twice on this pattern. I did not like how tight the knitting looked on size four, so I upped the size to five. Chunky needles for me ;) Surprisingly, the pattern is one I can easily memorize, an added knitting bonus. The yarn is kettle-dyed and is beautiful.
Yes...I'm reading the same book The Orchardist. It's been a busy week and my reading time has been limited. I'm half way through the novel and it's a captivating read. I'm going to be sad when I read the last page. When I was a teenager, I would try to purchase or borrow from the library the thickest books so they would last a long time. I think I still do that at times. My habit of judging a book by its cover has been decades old. Nothing wrong with that!
What are you knitting and reading this week?