Wednesday, July 3, 2013
It's always fun when you have a new finished project fresh off the needles, isn't it? I recently finished my Mondo Cable Cardi. I made the short sleeve version and knit it out of some luscious Madeline Tosh Vintage colorway Fragrant. It's delightfully squishy and comfy!
One of the joys of summer for me is to stock up on a few new hand knits for fall. Some people like to knit shawls or socks during the summer - but there is nothing like a few new sweaters when the cold mornings begin in earnest.
What am I reading? Well, I've started Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil but so far I've been a little disappointed - a little too much unnecessary language. I'm always puzzled by the insertion of swear words into a "cozy" book. What do they intend to achieve by it.
Another book I'm about to dive into is "Echos of Eden." I'm looking forward to that book as my mother has already told me bits here and there.
I have a few baby knits coming down the pike but to tide you over let me show you this adorable onesie with matching yarn my knitting friend gave me last night.
Isn't it fantastic? I'm having a hard time deciding what to knit to correspond with the onesie - a hat, little shorts, a little vest? While I take my time deciding I have it hanging wear I can enjoy looking at it. Eye candy, you know! =)
And... as the Tour de Fleece progresses I do have a skein of yarn to show you:
Some raspberry sherbet looking yarn, don't you think? It was roving from Breezy Manor Farms - her farm blend with a bit of this and that all mixed up. I have more to ply - looks like I'll have a hefty skein when I'm done. At least enough for a lovely shawl!
So that's the knitting/reading news in my corner. What have you been up to?
Joining with Ginny....