Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Yarn Along: Francis Revisited Sweater
The sweater is progressing nicely. I was hesitant to start a sweater because I thought it would take me the better part of a year to finish it - but I have to say this is such a lovely, simple pattern that I'm happily cruising along. Of course, I had a bit of a cold last week so I spent more time than usual sitting on the couch, watching TV, and knitting.
I started the first sleeve with US10 dpns and I. HATED. THEM. Ug - how awful to have to jump from needle to needle. It was like having a commercial every 2 minutes throughout a show. Choppy. Frustrating. So I bought a 16" circular US10 needle and I'm so much happier. La, la,la!
I know some people love their dpns - but those people are weird and foreign to me. ;)
I continue to love the yarn which is Nashua Handknits: Julia. 50% wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Mohair. It's very soft and has a nice drape to it. I think it will be the perfect weight.
I'm currently readying IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma.
I'm about 100 pages into it and the story is intriguing. It's basically the story of two sisters, eldest Ruby who practically runs the town with her flirting. She's kinda like Austin Powers; men want her and women want to be her. And Ruby's younger sister, Chloe, who finds the body of a dead teenager while night swimming in the reservoir - which, naturally, freaks her out quite a bit. Well, it seems there's lots of freaky stuff going on in the reservoir - but I haven't gotten to all of it yet.
I like a plot-driven narrative. Tight. So I have to admit that this story is a bit over-written for my taste. I'll skim paragraphs of description. But I like it. I'm wanting to get back to it. So that's always a thumbs up for me.
(Joining Ginny at Small Things.)