We're reading Ross Poldark every night together and I'm thoroughly enjoying Far from the Madding Crowd on my own. In Poldark, Elizabeth sat spinning in one particularly tense scene and broke her thread. Peter joked that it was enough to make me Team Elizabeth. Not quite, but I did sympathize.Lucy's sweater. My buttons arrived and turned out a smidgen too big for the buttonholes. Since they were such a perfect match otherwise, I decided to make it work. I just sewed them on top of the overlapped button bands, effectively turning the cardigan into a pullover. Her pickled beets cardigan usually remains buttoned and gets yanked on this way, so I knew it would all work out. Eventually I might get some backing buttons and do it properly but for now the sweater is getting a surprising amount of wear for the middle of August.
baptismal gown, and have about four more inches to go on the skirt, which is easy autopilot knitting. It would be a breeze if not for this completely consuming, addictive sock I started out of the Arne & Carlos Regia in Fall Night colorway. I work on it wherever white yarn would not fair so well, which, when you have kids, is pretty much everywhere. But I'm trying to be disciplined and devote some time every day to what is bound to be a gorgeous heirloom in the end.
a second line of this sock yarn, with 6 new color ways is in the works and should reach the US in limited supply by the end of the month. Sounds like the perfect carrot.