Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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!