I'm excited to tell you all about a new sweater that I've cast on. Remember my pink sweater? I enjoyed knitting up that pattern so it was only natural to pick up some Madeline Tosh Merino Light and start another one. I adore the top down construction and the intricate detail to the shoulder shaping. What is not to love when there's ruching involved? Exactly! My colorway is "wicked" which makes me sing "defying gravity" (great musical by the way). My love of madeline tosh yarn is overriding my slight concern that this yarn is a single ply. So there is a bit of a worry that it will pill with wear. For now I've thrown caution to the wind and I'm knitting on. My fingers are crossed. Maybe I'll walk without swinging my arms?
While I was in a bookstore, I scoured the area looking for "Call the Midwife" memoir. We only started watching this season and I knew I had to have a copy. I could not locate the memoir, so I asked for some assistance. Poor poor guy. He did bring me a copy but it was one with the actresses from the show plastered on the cover. I wanted the original cover. So off he went-again. And yay for me I have a THE book! I only cracked open the beginning so no opinions yet.
My 100 Year Old Man etc.. has become a "read during the day book". There is history thrown in and when I'm tired it puts me to sleep. (that is how I felt about history while in high school) So I read during the day and find it much more enjoyable. If you like action, adventure and a history lesson this book is for you. There is NOT deep character development and I think that is where my book tastes lie. It is well written and translated.
What are you knitting and reading this week?