Hold on a minute… before I launch into my finished object report, I want to wrap up the Abhorsen trilogy. I have to admit, I cried at the end of Abhorsen. Sissy and Gretchen were at my side, and I held them close. Still, I adore the series and it might indeed be my new favorite series. The ending of the trilogy wasn’t as happily ever after as I’d thought it would be, but it was good and fitting. I’m afraid to say too much because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who is going to read it! I have heard there’s a prequel in the works…
Does the end of a good book or series make you sad? I’ve started re-reading Deathly Hallows, and I’m amazed at how much I glossed over and/or have forgotten.
Now, back to the FO report that isn’t already in progress.
I was itching to cast on for the Out of Yarn ball. After I finished reading, I knitted on a cloth that I’d been grinding on for ages until my hands hurt. Saturday, my fingers were sore enough that I gave up and cast on with the soft acrylic…
Pattern: This is the first of many, I’m sure. (Pattern link above.) The pattern is well-written, and it was great to revisit Judy’s Magic Cast-on. (You Tube video link here.) I kitchenered the last seam closed, and wove in my ends as I went along.
Yarn: Patons Beehive Baby Chunky. I’d forgotten how splitty and “furry” acrylic is, but it was still soft and a happy change from the rugged, utility cotton. Thanks, Jodi!
Needles: I used my very first dpns I bought, some metal #7s… Susan Bates I think. You’ll need two sets or some stitch holders. I thought about Magic Looping this project, but you’d have a royal mess. There’s much picking up of stitches and knitting this and that together (clearly explained in the instructions), and I just don’t think anything other than dpns will work for this one.
Verdict: Quick, fun and happy. There will definitely be more of these in my future.
How was your weekend?