Thursday, June 4, 2009

Knitting and Thunderstorms.

Whew! It's been a crazy week. First of course there was the arrival of the newest little bean Huck, who has us all starry-eyed and shmoopy. Then there was the arrival of the newest color of the month, Jimmy's Journey, which is absolutely stunning! Finally, it's been storming like crazy here in Reno--that of Pacific Northwest proportions! We've been having the coolest thunderstorms followed by rain every day for the last week or so. For the high-desert, that's a lot of rain! My garden is extra happy because of it.

In all of this craziness, I still had time to begin a new project this week (add that to the other 9 or 10 I already have going and it's way too many). Anyway, I decided that I need a basic black cardigan so I bought 5 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Merino in Black (which is super yummy yarn to work with) and started looking for a pattern. I settled on the 16 Button Cardigan from Simple Style. I absolutely love how versatile this design is. You can wear it with the buttons in front or in back giving it an extra little bit of flair. I might even make the sleeves 3/4 length to make it as seasonless as possible. I'm not sure yet, I guess i'll cross that bridge when I come to it. (Side note: my apologies for the sideways photo. I couldn't get it to format properly, but you can kind of see the sweater.)

Anyway, i'm making progress on my sock as well. I did end up ripping it and starting over on a size one and I took the leap and went for the magic loop! I LOVE it! Check out how to do the magic loop using this little booklet. It's awesome! That's it for now, happy knitting everyone!

-Kristen










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