~ 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! ~
Sadly, I need to put aside my Follow Your Arrow Shawl for a few weeks. I finished clue three last week, but I have to give priority to a gift for Larkspur now. She loves shawls, and wants me to knit one for her upcoming birthday. She chose the yarn, and I must say she has good taste, making it not that sad that I have to switch gears for a few weeks. I’m knitting Jared Flood’s Terra shawl in Luna Grey Calypso yarn in the sugar plum colorway. This yarn is very similar to Madelinetosh vintage; it’s springy and soft. Larkspur is not a rustic wool sort of girl, and can’t tolerate any itch factor at all. The Calypso is perfect for her and she was thrilled when the yarn arrived and was pleased with the color she chose. While she knows I am supposed to be knitting a shawl for her, she doesn’t know what pattern, and I am hoping to only work on this at night so it will be a bit of a surprise. I realize that I now have four shawls on the needles. Oops! I think sticking with working on the Terra for a little while will be good though. I’m not sure that my brain can handle complicated stitch patterns at night, and this one is pretty simple to start. Looking over my work last night saw two places where I forgot to knit the last three stitches on purl rows (despite the fact there are markers to remind me). So yes, simple knitting is best right now.