Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Ok, I said I wouldn't be back this week - but here I am.
I decided to join a knit-along yesterday, which is something I have never done before with Linda at Natural Suburbia. In the past I have always heard about patterns and knit-alongs LONG after the "moment" had passed - but this one I happened to catch right at the beginning.
I will be knitting the Shalom cardigan, which you can find on Meghan's blog for free, and I will be knitting it along with a group of knitters from all over the world. I queued this simple and lovely pattern in my "to be knit" line up a long time ago and then never started it, so I'm looking forward to knitting it now. We will each blog about our Shalom's on Wednesdays, and check in on each other for advice, modifications... and just to see each other's progress.
I will be making mine in a softer than butter organic cotton from BlueSky Alpacas, in the color "spearmint". It's a lovely variegated light blue/green, that I can tell already is going to be darn near impossible to capture in a photograph.
I started last night after the kids were asleep and before I knew it I was on the second repeat of the yoke, so I think this is going to be a quick knit-along!
I thought I would also share a little about the books we've been reading this week too, as part of Ginny's Yarn Along, since that's what I normally do on Wednesday's. We just got Sarah O'Leary's book "Where You Came From" and we all love it. It is such a cute story - we love to look at the pictures of Henry and giggle.
And I just got the book "Above All Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times" by Zoe Weil. I've seen this one on some suggested reading lists and wanted to read it myself. I ALSO finally started Oh Pioneers, and now I cannot put it down! I was enrapted in the tale from the first pages.
So that's all for today - and now you probably won't see me back here until Monday. But I could turn up tomorrow - I never know what I'll do. I am a mystery unto myself.
Posted by Crystal at 5:21 AM