Wednesday, 23 October 2013
It is more of the same on the knitting and reading front this week. The Garter Stitch Cardigan is growing I have completed the back and am now working on the right front. The body of this cardigan is worked in one to the armholes at which point you divide the work and each section (fronts, back and sleeves) are worked separately. I always forget, as I don't knit them that often, how quickly baby knits knit up. When I read on blogs, folks who have knitted a baby garment in a week I wondered how they do it but if it is all you are knitting I can see now how easy it would be to do that.
I have also been working on Slippers I have cast on the first of pair number four, the sole and heel are complete, the cuff is now growing. I have finally got round to sharing my finished off Antler Cardigan in this post.
I am still reading The Elephant Keepers' Children and I am struggling to put this down now. The story thus far has been building each of the characters weaving them into the narrative. There are many characters in this book and they have such wonderful names, such as Professor Thorkild Thorlacius-Claptrap, a builder Svend Sewerman, a computer scientist Leonora Ticklepalate, a detective with a weakness for food and drink Albert Winehappy, I have found it easy to remember them! Now all these characters are enmeshed into the narrative the pace is picking up to the point that it has become more of a page turner, I am intrigued as to where it will go next and have no idea how it will end.
Joining in with Tami and Ginny.