~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?~ -Ginny
Well, I published the cowl pattern yesterday. I spent way too much time knitting twice another cowl like it to use for the tutorial at the end and had to rip it out twice because I didn’t have quite enough yarn. I was trying to squeeze a 110 yd project out of 90 yards and I know better. I know better.
I’m excited at how much bigger the response was on Ravelry than for my other pattern, so I feel like I’m headed in the right direction. It was a big encouragement to me to keep on writing patterns.
I’ve started David’s “Dirk sweater” and hopefully it will be finished up quickly so I can get my notes done on it and move along. As long as I don’t go off on a rabbit trail like I just did with the Clara Cowl, I should be fine.
I’m using knit picks again. The orange (for the body) looked so much brighter in real life than in the picture on their site, or even in this picture. I was going for a duller sophistication, but David absolutely loves the hue, and I suppose that’s all that matters. The collar, shoulders and arms will be the dusk/navy color.
I also spent some time winding up and starting to knit some of this handspun BFL that I got in a swap last winter. It’s about the coolest yarn ever. I intend to whip up a double length Clara Cowl and put it in my store. I mean, what’s the fun of knitting if you can’t be distracted by…more knitting?
I’m reading a book that my in-laws gave me as part of my birthday present. It’s by the same author of Giants in the Earth and this is a small collection of some of his short stories. Most of his short stories still remain untranslated, but these 6 are supposed to be some of his best. The feeling of them is so much lighter than that of his masterpiece. I just read a fishing story about 3 former fishermen in Norway now fishing in ponds in America. They make fun of the Irish who have no idea what they’re doing and can’t fish. Since I’m half Irish and half Norwegian, I got a great kick out of this one. I also read the short biography of the author in this book. I love biographies.
So that’s what’s going on here. What about you? If you want to peek into what others are knitting and reading more, hop on over the the yarn party at Ginny’s.