Not everything has been going my way lately, but thank goodness, the knitting and reading are not letting me down. Since last Thursday, I’ve started two of those spring cardigans. The sleeve-as-swatch has dried and I think it’s going to work out fine. and the purple Quick Sand has really kept me entertained.
I’m a huge fan of the design, which Heidi has published for two gauges – Fine Sand (lightweight) and Quick Sand (heavier weight). This is my 4th time knitting it (1, 2, 3, 4), so it feels really comfortable – and rather than put all the stitches onto waste yarn to try it on before separating the sleeves, I simply measured it against its three cousins. It looked good … but this morning I was thinking the gauge was maybe big?! … so I put all the stitches on waste yarn and tried it on.
whew, right?! There is even a little part of me that thinks a new sweater is a reasonable tradeoff for laying low this week. (a very little part!)
On the reading front, I’ve finished a lot of books. I have a reading update planned for early April and I’ll share more then, but for now,
The Great Alone – too much domestic violence to justify finishing
Winter – so good!
The Power – amazing!! recommending to any and everyone, especially the fierce young women
The Coffeehouse Mysteries – I picked this series up through Overdrive because it was available – I just finished listening to #2. Perfect ear candy for me right now. a little sex, a little mystery (I didn’t figure out the murderer in either book – but that’s not saying much) and a LOT of coffee (which is a very good thing for me). I also love that it’s set in NYC.
Joining in with Kat and friends … and hoping nothing important has unraveled for you!