For a change, I pick up and knit a tiny repeat of this alpaca silk scarf that is buried under all the other current projects-I wouldn't want any of my projects to feel neglected :) I did finish this shawl last night after the forever bind off. I'm itching to see how it blocks!! Yesterday I posted about all of my other projects here.
I finished Nella Last's War which I enjoyed. It was a slow read and quite dense in content. I loved how even though she experienced the WWII so long ago, she had feelings and thoughts that are timeless as a mother. She worried about her boys who served, she became creative in the kitchen when food was limited. She was a budding feminist. She stated that women should be equal partners in a marriage because women were like business owners-running and managing a home. How true!
I have been flipping through my Cast on, Bind Off book, mulling some ideas of the edging of my cardigan. Currently I'm toying with an icord bind off. I think an icord bind off would give a polished edge, but I'm not completely sure. So I flip through the book, think and dream, and enjoy the "what ifs".
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams
I do like the color of that scarf you are working on. The book you just finished sounds interesting. Enjoy the rest of your week.ReplyDelete
such a lovely color...deep and rich! and thanks for sharing that book.....I had not seen it before and it looks great! Can't wait to see you finished shawl........and also see what your next pick is! You always help me to fill my favorite on ravelry!! Have a great week!!ReplyDelete
"What ifs' sound like a fun way to spend time as you contemplate your cardigan. I will have to get my hands on that book, it looks like something every knitter should read.ReplyDelete
The plummy purple/ reds of the alpaca wool is gorgeous. Can't get over how quickly you knit. Beautiful shawlReplyDelete
The purple scarf is gorgeous! Such a beautiful, rich color and the pattern you came up with is so pretty!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see that shawl blocked!! =) blessings ~ tannaReplyDelete
I love mulling over the what if's of knitting projects... Great colour on your scarf!ReplyDelete
Really beautiful scarf! Your book sounds really interesting and oh yes, we wives are like business owners!ReplyDelete
I just love that purple yarn. I have some project bags that need to be dug out and worked on. That's the plan for next month. I have not been reading anything since the Olympics started.ReplyDelete
Business managers, indeed! :) Have seen that book and have almost bought it...will look to see if the local library has a copy; I'll bet they do!ReplyDelete
So I need to find that book, or both of them, really. Nella's Last War sounds amazing, and I wouldn't have thought there were enough different ways to cast on or bind off to fill a whole book but I guess I am mistaken... I love the color of your scarf; purple is my favorite! xoReplyDelete
Beautiful color! I love sorting out the little details. That book is wonderful for looking at all your options. :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting book. I will have to look it up! Happy Knitting!ReplyDelete
What a rich color to that scarf, beautiful. I am amazed that there are 211 different ways to cast on a bind off. I must look into that book.ReplyDelete
your shawl is lovely! and i love that purple color!!ReplyDelete
That is the most gorgeous purple yarn! Can't wait to see your shawl. I finished my book this morning and started searching through the shelves and the kindle for the next read.ReplyDelete
Love that purple!ReplyDelete
For the longest time I had no idea there was more than one way to cast on and bind off. I still only do one way, the way I learned a gazillion years ago but at least I know there are other ways.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the blocked shawl!ReplyDelete
All of the creative options are what make knitting such an enjoyable craft. I love the 'what ifs'. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your cardigan. I really enjoyed this post and the things you shared about Nella Last's War. And, that purple scarf--♥ReplyDelete
when i get a book like that....i feel the world is my oyster!! what fun to dream about edgings!!!! (I have Nikki Epstein's edging book......YIKES!!!! inspiration all over the place....)ReplyDelete
...your knits are dreamy no matter what you do Karen- love the deep rich colors you chose.ReplyDelete
I love that purple!ReplyDelete
You Cast On book sounds very interesting! (So does the other one.) Your scarf is going to be lovely.ReplyDelete