I’m happily progressing on the two projects that are getting all of my knitting time these days.
Serenity is a fabulous knit. It has cables, lace and “resting rows.” I love lace, but I really like the patterns where I get every other row to just knit (or purl, but knit is better). I’ve made tons more progress since the photo, but you get the idea. I’m knitting with Caron One Pound, which is about as good as a “cheap” acrylic gets. It will wear like iron, and that’s what matters for this project. The baby shower is this coming Saturday, but the baby is due in mid-April, so I hope to finish it up as soon as possible.
I’m almost afraid to mention that my sock mojo is back. I’m twitching and itching to get back to it so I can turn the heel on sock #1. The pattern is the Horcrux Sock, and the yarn was a gift from Monica, from London. I love the lightning bolt pooling too. Since we’re back to seasonal temperatures again, if I can finish the socks post-haste, I might even be able to wear them once or twice before it is too warm for such. Oh – the yarn is a Regia.
I’m still spinning away on this unknown wool. It has a long, crimped fiber, if that helps anyone help me guess. The photos don’t show all the little crimps sticking out all over the place, even on the bobbin. It’s a little rough to the touch, but not annoyingly so.
That’s the bag of fiber. It’s roughly a pound, so my plan is to spin it up and knit Grace‘s Comforting Embrace Shawl, in memory of the friend who lost her battle with breast cancer last month. She loved tie-dyed stuff, so I’m hoping this will ply into something really cool.
I’m reading American Gods. The college friend who recommended it called it “grittier” than Anansi Boys, but I’m having trouble putting it down. For a change, I wasn’t late to work because I couldn’t resist snuggling the fur-girls… I couldn’t put the book down. It’s dark, it’s violent, and I have to confess that I like that in a book now and then. (But not sad. I don’t like sad.)
What are you working on, reading or otherwise doing?