I'm taking part in Ginny's yarn along this week.
Now that I've finished Miranda's leg warmers and my new cardigan, I'm excited to cast on a new project. Going through my stash last night, I came across all these lovely cakes from when I frogged back a test knit that wasn't quite working out. Pumpkin and Grandmastasus asked about the shape of the yarn after I frogged it, and I'm happy to say that it seems fine ... it isn't stretched out or ripply. And like Julie said, it feels great to recycle my yarn and give it a new life (so to speak).
|Queensland Super Aussie|
I did a nice big search for what would work well in this yarn and color and settled on a pretty poncho/cape pattern. At first, I was so taken with G-knits' version that I considered following her mods but since I've not knit this pattern before, I've decided to stick with the original design. I love cowl necks in general and am looking forward to seeing how this knits up.
I'm turning my attention back to fiction and have read some great reviews about this spanking new novel by Carol Anshaw. I got it out from my local library -- while some of you are on a yarn diet, I'm on a book diet! -- and I'm pretty sure I'm the first patron. You can't tell from my poor photograph but the cover is beautiful and the pages are crisp and clean. Don't you love new books? I'm a huge library borrower and proud to be one but sometimes I do miss the new book feel. I'm only 30 pages in, but already completely engaged. Within the first chapter, the major event occurs which brings together the cast of characters, siblings and their extended friends and family. There's some beautiful language in this novel, and I'm looking forward to my quiet time at the end of the day to return to it.