Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I have, in fact, been knitting recently--oftentimes with a baby sleeping across my knees--but it's harder to get up and chase sunlight around the apartment with a camera while holding a five- or six- or seven-week-old, and also my husband often takes the camera to work with him.
But today, Michael has slept through my shower, my lunch, and my doing the dishes, and he is STILL sleeping, so I am taking full advantage of that fact. :)
My pre-birth knitting projects (like Michael's elephant) haven't budged in the past month or two. But I did cast on a shawlette (Cloud Illusions by Book Knits) and a cowl (To Infinity and Beyond by Joji Locatelli).
The latter is for a knitalong; I'm using Malabrigo sock in the colorway Persia. Mmmmm, Malabrigo. ;) This skein was an impulse buy: I couldn't not have that color. (There may or may not also have been enablers in the yarn shop with me telling me that the color was "so you, Rosemary!") The problem with buying yarn on impulse because it is too beautiful not to is that then the pattern must live up to it: it has to be perfect, and perfect for this particular yarn. And of course, it must use only one skein.
So far this cowl fits the bill. It has cables and lace in a pattern that I feel works well with the variegated colors of the yarn.
My Kindle Touch has been getting good use, especially since I can borrow e-books from the library. Style, Sex and Substance is a wonderful book, and I'm really glad I bought it. It's worth the money. (How could it not be, with Jennifer Fulwiler and Simcha Fisher contributing?)
And now I'm off to see how much else I can get done while baby is sleeping.
(See what other people are knitting and reading at Ginny's yarn along!)