Crappy photos today, thanks to the terrible light and being in a bit of a rush!
[By the way, if you missed the big blanket reveal last week, you can find it here]
So, works in progress/reading update...
Well, Cria has had a few more rows added, nothing worth taking a new solo picture though. Same for my sock - a little longer than last week but not by much ;)
On to the projects with worthy updates *grins*
The Fuzzy Ballet Sweater has been coming along nicely:
I've finished the back and have started on one of the fronts. This picture is a slightly more accurate colour than last week's, which made it look like I was knitting with pure gold *laughs* The yarn is Rowan Kidsilk Aura, and the silk in it really does catch the light when you try and take a photo. It's lovely, soft, silky and fuzzy ;)
You may have noticed, there is another project on the needles. I really don't need another project on the go, but I am bored of my sock, not enjoying Cria, and the ballet top reminded me that I should have things I enjoy working on to make up for it. Plus, after finishing the blanket, I found myself missing the pure simplicity of garter stitch (weird, I know, I used to hate it with a passion!)
So I have cast on for a Hitchhiker. I love the shape, with the sawtooth edge and the gentle widening of the scarf. It is really simple to do, making it perfect TV knitting. And I love this yarn. Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. I've used it once before and fell in love and I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy knitting with it.
The only problem with it is making sure the yarn and pattern match. I'm not usually a fan of variegated yarns, they can look a bit messy to me, but I got this colourway cheaply on ebay and couldn't resist ;)
The pattern is for sock yarn/4ply but I think it works just as well in DK.
Close up, to demonstrate 2 things; firstly that I can take a photo that is in focus and secondly because I think it shows how the garter stitch works in this yarn...
So, that's the knitting I've been doing. Of course adding projects leaves less time for reading, so I'm rereading another old favourite, Fight Club. One of the rare occasions where the film is as good as the book, if not better.
For more knitting and reading goodness, head over to Tami's and Ginny's :)