I realized after hitting publish last week that I had neglected to mention Middlemarch. It drew to a close this week. I have been wandering around bereft ever since.
I also completed my second Kate Davies mashup sweater.
The whole thing came together in just under two weeks.
I finally feel truly comfortable with simple color work charts, trapping the unused color behind the work at regular intervals, and knitting with one color in each hand--all skills that used to completely mystify me.
It juuuust barely fits Lucy, and she is getting lots of use out of it in these final frosty days. By autumn it will be on her brother's back, no doubt.
The yarn for Peter's vest arrived the day that little sweater came off the needles--and I immediately cast on with them while they were still warm, like a chain smoker.
Late last night I finished up the right front and began the left.
In a stroke of genius, I also worked up a little buttonhole swatch, which helped me choose the proper button size well before they're actually needed.
As I tear through this vest, I have been catching up on episodes of the Woolful podcast, but when those run out I want another giant classic to tackle. Any ideas? I'm hoping to finish up Women and Men in the Early Church and Knitting Yarns before I launch into anything else, but I want to have the next book queued up.