Carla is coming along nicely, very nicely. I cast on the first sleeve the other day using the larger needle size that I used for the second body piece and decided it was too loose. So last night I tried again with the smaller size called for in the pattern and it was just right… I am now a bit over halfway through the sleeve and already thinking about my next project.
Winter is coming, in fact winter has popped in for an early visit. I have to knit Isabelle some warm things and I need to do it FAST. I am tossing up between knitting the Debbie Bliss Jacket with Moss Stitch Bands that I have yarn for in my stash and getting yarn for a poncho. I plan to make both for her this winter, the trick is to figure out which order of presentation is most likely to ensure that both get worn.
I need a couple of new sweaters this year too, or at least that is my excuse. I bought myself a gorgeous new sweater today, from my favourite store, Jigsaw. Its a black cotton/acrylic mock turtle neck with a cabled front and 2*2 rib back and sleeves. The yarn seems quite similar to Rowan All Season Cotton, the fit is great, it is so warm and I am positively gloating over buying it at about 25% the normal price. In fact this purchase just about made my day.
Finally, my mum is visiting and she brought with her two books from my grandmother, “Knitting Workshop” by Elizabeth Zimmerman and “The Woolgatherers’ Handspun Pattern Book”. I had been asking my gran about the shawls she knit for Isabelle, they are both here and then some.
Sorry for the fractured post, my mothers visit and the crazy weather have me off balance, though not so much that I have stopped knitting!