Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yarn Along: fits and starts

This week I finished a languishing cardigan for Lucy that I began during the first week of Great Lent in Maine.  She has all but outgrown it already, but I think she'll be able to wear it unbuttoned for a bit longer.  Since taking these pictures I have added bronze engraved buttons, which I'll have to capture next time.  The grosgrain ribbon on the button band was a lot of fun to do, which was a surprise because I always imagined it would be tedious.  I watched the Knitmore Girls' tutorial, which I highly recommend.
I've just begun A Game of Thrones on my own and Pete and I are rereading the Harry Potter series aloud together.  It's one of my favorite times of day.  While we wind Lucy down for the night, we can usually enjoy a few pages.  It's slow going, but why hurry?
I am rushing through my owlet, though.  Next time I knit it, I might try to reverse-engineer it into a top-down sweater though, like Frontier Dreams did.