:: yarn along ::
As ever, joining Ginny at small things this week—
On the needles…
I feel like I will be working on this tunic for the rest of my life! I haven’t had nearly as much time as I hoped to knit this week, and I still have about four and a half inches to go before it’s done. It goes really quickly—when I have time to sit and work on it—but the last three times I’ve picked it up I haven’t even managed to finish a single round. I’ve decided that finished or not, at some point this week I’ll be casting on another project. Poor Asher has been waiting far too long for the vest I want to make for him, so I really should get started on it. (Ravelry details here.)
On the nightstand…
I also haven’t had as much time to read this week as I would have liked. I am still reading Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter and I am far enough along now to say, unequivocally, that I love this book. I’ve added Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s blog to my regular morning reading. It really is that good; if you knit, and for some reason you haven’t read it, you’re missing out on a hilarious read.
The other book I’ve been thumbing through is Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan. I love all the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn I see around, but I can rarely afford to buy any—so I’m going to try my hand at making my own. I imagine my kids will be wearing some really ugly hats while I’m getting the hang of it, but I’d like to see if I can come close to the sorts of beautiful yarns I covet. And—lucky you!—I’ll be sharing my adventures and misadventures right in this very space.