~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
I think that I must be experiencing a strange knitting phenomenon. Larkspur’s Phoebe’s Sweater is knitting up very quickly for me and I have passed the halfway mark. However, I know good and well that if I were knitting with fingering weight yarn, that I wouldn’t have been able to knit the same amount of yardage in the same amount of time. Does that make sense? There’s something about knitting at 3.5 stitches/inch I guess–this particular sweater progresses so quickly and that motivates me to knit more often. I was a little worried about using Osprey yarn for this project (my first experience with it,) worried that I wouldn’t be able to get gauge and that if I did that I wouldn’t like the weight of the fabric. It’s an aran weight yarn, and the pattern calls for a bulky. However, using nice slippery nickel plated needles, I was able to get gauge with no problem. I love this yarn. I think it’s perfect, and the best shade of red (winesap.) Larkspur agrees. She is closely monitoring my progress and cheering me on. (In case you’re wondering about my yarn swift, it’s this one.)
I am still reading and loving The Woman in White.