One of my goals for the new year is to knit a sweater or two for me. I cast on Low Tide Cardigan as part of the Knitabulls’ Sweater KAL on Ravelry. The pattern has a lace bodice, cap sleeves and stockinette body. The yarn is Aslan Trends Santa Fe, a discontinued yarn that I found for a great price at Tuesday Morning last summer. I’ve been waiting for the right pattern to come along and I think this is a great match.
The yarn is really a pretty dark variegated and a bear to photograph. The photo above is closer to the real colors. Imagine it a little darker. I’m pretty pleased with my progress so far. I’ve joined the lace bodice sections and started the stockinette body. The KAL runs ’til the end of February so I have plenty of time to get this finished.
I finished The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo last week. It was a gift from J for the Kindle. I enjoy the author and her “Jane Austen type” novels. The story, based on Sense and Sensibility, tells about two sisters uncovering a mystery while on a walking tour of Jane Austen’s England.
My current book is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. I first heard about the Tuesday Next books from my daughter-in-law at Christmas time. When the first in the series came up on Kindle Daily Deal, I decided to give it a try. The description from Amazon says the book “introduces literary detective Thursday Next and her alternate reality of literature-obsessed England”. I haven’t read enough to tell you much more, but I am enjoying the book so far.
Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of the week.