Let's start with the positive. I am on the second sleeve!!! I tell you I love top down construction because the bulk of the knitting is in the yoke and that is when I am most motivated to crank out a sweater. Remember this is my second attempt as well. I am not tired of this pattern. I love it! Anyways, the first sleeve was super fast and yesterday I started the second sleeve and I am half way done. All that is left to knit are the button bands....and burying some threads-definitely not a big deal!
Now onto the reading. I am still reading Rainbow Valley from the Anne of Green Gables series. I know, I should have been done by now BUT I was traveling and very busy socializing this past weekend. So that is the excuse and I am sticking with it!! I have not purchased the eighth book in the series yet so I might be reading a little of something else. I am thinking of asking for the book for Christmas, since I am difficult to buy for at times. I looked for it in Ottawa and they only had 1 through 4 of the series.
I also picked up, again, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac just to leaf through. I have read this book so many times. Little bits here and there. I love her humor and just her enjoyment of life and knitting. What could possibly be better?? In my mind-nothing!
Joining Ginny at Small Things
It's so cool that you're still enjoying the pattern - and it sounds like you are motoring through it! Can't wait to see it finished :)ReplyDelete
Karen, do you want me to look for your book down here? I have a great local bookstore and the ladies in there are always so helpful.ReplyDelete
Thank you for helping me with chart reading. I do feel like a born knitter who just got started late! I can not believe how much I enjoy it!
Oh I love your cardie. Just seeing the colour made me happy just now! :)ReplyDelete
What a perfect color for fall!!! Love it. Can't wait to see it finished!ReplyDelete
Good to know that you and I are both about half-way through the second sleeve our sweaters. We'll be done in no time! Your sweater is just lovely, by the way. I love Knitter's Almanac; I've made the February Baby Sweater and enjoyed every stitch. Elizabeth Zimmerman is the best!ReplyDelete
oh so exciting! such a perfect color for fall, you'll be wearing it in no time (is it for you?). i'm waiting for an order of madeline tosh to start my long awaited tea leaves. i do love top down too so i know i'll love this pattern! and love that book too, it's always in the bottom of my knitting basket!ReplyDelete
It looks awesome! I love that you are happy with this!ReplyDelete
I do love that colour :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure it'll look perfect for Autumn when it's finished.
The sweater looks great! I can't wait to see it finished :)ReplyDelete
Man I do have to read that EZ. I have heard so many folks raving over her and her style. Love that sweater!ReplyDelete
Always a good sign if you're still in love with a pattern ;)ReplyDelete
I am currently knitting my first Zimmerman pattern ... definitely different than modern patterns, but not at all hard to figure out. :) She seems like a fun lady!ReplyDelete
I plan on knitting Tea Leaves next (as soon as I finish my daughter's Whipporwill Shawl). I love the color you are using--gorgeous! It will be great for fall, and for spring, too.ReplyDelete
Lovely sweater, and I agree with you on top down sweater knitting.ReplyDelete
It's getting so close to being finished. I love it. I need to get a trip in to the yarn shop to make my Tea leaves. Not sure what colour I want to knit mine in yet. Jacinta xReplyDelete
It looks great, and you're in the homestretch (and a sleeve and a half ahead of me!) I agree, this pattern is really fun to knit. :-)ReplyDelete
Yeah! Progress. Love the leafing through idea a lot in our household.ReplyDelete
You are doing really well - so good to keep up the motivation all the way to the end. xxReplyDelete
That is such a lovely colour, I can't wait to see the finished piece! No pressure though, take your time =)ReplyDelete
You're on the last leg of your sweater and book! Sounds accomplished if you ask me!ReplyDelete
I'm waiting for my copy of Knitter's Almanac to arrive from the online book shop. I suspect it might be lost in transit.ReplyDelete