Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Knit Along

It's Wednesday, so I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for her Yarn Along.

I have two things on the needles now.  (Well, three things really, but I'm stalled out on the socks and thin-thin sock yarn!)

I am well into my Casu Cowl which I knit up with a skein of Malabrigo that I had sitting in my stash for awhile.  It has some lovely emerald greens in it.  I really like the diagonal trim on this.  I think it's going to look super spiffy when I'm done - well, I hope so, at least.  It knits up flat, then I join it with a kitchener stitch.  (Eeek - new stitch!)  Considering my pace, I probably have another week to go on it.

I also started another pair of Optimistic Mitts in red Malabrigo for a friend.  I don't think she reads the blog - but you never know - so I'm going to keep my lips sealed.  They shouldn't take too long, but they require tiny needles (I'm using a 9" circular Size 5.  I have dpns and avoid then whenever I can.) and my hands can only tolerate tiny needles for so long.

I'm reading Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce.  I LOVED her novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, which was a retelling of the Rumplestiltskin story.  It was gorgeous.  I'm having a harder time with this one b/c the world building keeps getting in my way.  I like the heroine.  I get her dilemma.  But then there are talks of the seven moons and the different warring politics and everyone has weird names and it can get a bit much at 10pm.  I have no doubt that when I get through all the muck of the politics that the plot will take off, but right now I'm wading through the murky bits.

Hope you're all having a great week!


Angela said...

I think we have the same yarn, just love it. That cowl looks so cool. I swear I could knit a cowl for just about every month in the year.

JNCL said...

Very nice colors!
The Beauty of Eclecticism

Rebecca said...

What a great cowl! I'm going to add it to my favorites right now! I strange names and complex plots late at night. :-)

Rachel Proffitt said...

I had no idea you could even get 9 inch circs- I want some now LOL
The yarns are lovely!

OrangeBlossom said...

The cowl looks so pretty!