This year I promised myself I would keep one garment, one sock and one accessory on the needles at a time, to cut back on lingering WIPs. That is a preface to me disclosing that I currently am working on two different sweaters. 🤷♀️
This Nurtured sweater you saw in my last on the needles. I finished up sleeve #1, blocked it to make sure I was truly happy with the yarn (I think I am!) and skipped sleeve #2 to work on the body. I thought this was going to be a great idea, because I had JUST knit a sleeve and wanted to move on, but I got to the point that I need to join both sleeves and the body together, and I’ve only got one. So what’s a knitter to do?
Cast on a second sweater of course! I started working on the Knitorious RBG Sweater by Park Williams in Berroco Ultra Alpaca worsted, colorway Navy. I have been wanting to cast this one on since she shared the teaser photos before the pattern was even released. This whole time I’ve been super nervous about kitting the colorwork details in, but honestly how will I ever get good at colorwork without actually knitting colorwork?Good news is that I’ve also made it to the point where the body is ready to join the sleeves, bad news is I have no sleeves.
Where are my other WIPs you’re wondering? I finished the cowl I was working on! I’m just waiting for some time off with my sweetie to get photos : ) And my sock is low priority, since I have the privilege to knit solely for pleasure I’m just going with what feels the most exciting to work on.
I’ve also finished Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik! The last few minutes of the book I actually text Seth and told him I was so happy I wanted to cry. This book is that good. Overall you’re in this magical “old country” type fairy tale, where demons are real and a Czar rules the land. But it’s also a story about incredible bad ass women who take charge of their destinies, and prove that “other” carries the same humanity as “your people”. The story telling is brilliant and you really care about the characters because they each have such a perfectly portrayed self.
I’ve already shelved another of her books onto my TBR, but to give my palette a little cleanse I’ve downloaded The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I have a few friends who have read this title, and am super excited to chat with them about it. : )
Hope you’re wip’in along this week!