Coming Very Late to Ginny's yarn along because stoopid Blogger wouldn't let me post pics all day! Go visit her for more yarn projects!
This week I've started a new project and 2 new books!
The books, both children's books, are The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, and Maud Hart Lovelace's Winona's Pony Cart. The latter is an offshoot of the Betsy-Tacy series, in case you don't know. And utterly charming, just like the rest, in case you haven't read them. And why haven't you?
The Penderwicks is the 3rd in a series. It's a lot of fun, too. I hope I can get my kids to read them, but they seem to have other things on their list, like every Harry Potter book before the final movie comes out in a few weeks.
Oh, the third book? Custom Knits contains the pattern for the sweater I''m knitting for myself. It's a summer sweater, if I choose to leave the sleeves short. Since the book is "custom knits" it tells you how to personalize your garments. So we'll see if this ends up a short or long-sleeved cotton sweater! It's knit from the top down, so I can try it on as I go and adjust the fit as needed. The lime green yarn you see is the provisional cast-on. If I did it correctly, I'll be able to remove that and insert a needle into the loops so I won't have a seam at the shoulders. If I did it right. Did you catch that Big If?
I've been dying to make this sweater for over a year, so I'm excited, but I took one look at the pattern and said, "I have no idea how to do this!" So, one step at a time. One new skill at a time.
You have to challenge yourself in your knitting or you'll never knit anything besides hats and scarves, and where's the fun in that?