Wednesday, January 25, 2012
...with Ginny at Small Things
Knitting, and reading about knitting. Total immersion here. If you can't go whole hog, don't go at all, I say.
I finished Faith's vest and she has worn it twice, but now it is being laundered so I can't show you. But, I will, I promise -- the next time she wears it.
I cast on this wimple, which I intend to use when it snows, but I am rather disenchanted with it at the moment. It feels like I have been working on it for a long time, and as you can see, I have not much to show for my effort. The yarn is KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in smoke heather, and I am thinking it might be too lightweight for this project, even though the pattern calls for lace weight. I think it would be better for a wrap to use with a dressy dress. I am just not sure I am going to ever be able to see the beautiful pattern in this wimple when I am finished. My mother taught me never to quit mid-way, however, and that, paired with my stubborn nature means I will finish it no matter what.
I am reading Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and it is a rather humorous look at knitting from an non-knitter's perspective (paired with some cool tricks -- like burning mystery yarn to see what it really is. Cool.) I can see that it would be handy to have a copy in the reference section of my bookshelves.
My kindle is pictured because I keep my patterns downloaded on it. Very handy. And I am a lot less likely to lose it than a sheet of paper.
That's it for today. Be sure to stop by Ginny's to see what everyone else is busy with.