Saturday, September 18, 2010

I am making some mittens that I love. I broke the yarn fast today, buying some bulky Madeline Tosh in a colorway called "Molly Ringwald." The shade is pale pink. I don't know why I resisted this pattern for so long. I guess the strange gauge (2 1/4 stitches per inch) and the woven cuff scared me off. I shouldn't have been afraid. The pattern is in Speed Knitting by Kris Percival. She has never led me wrong yet.

I finished The Blue Bistro and am a little bit in mourning for it. I added a bunch of Elin Hilderbrand books to my library hold list. Now I'm reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which doesn't grip me as much as a novel would, but is quite interesting. Bear in mind I almost never read nonfiction.

4 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

See, I knew u'd be back to knitting... I've gotten into Picoult. I think u said u read her and weren't too thrilled? Somehow she strikes a chord in me... Love collecting and reading her.I'm reading one of her oldies...

Bearette said...

Oh, I never stopped knitting...just stopped buying yarn. I was using old yarn. Glad you like Picoult. Which one are you reading?

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I am reading Picture Perfect

Domestic Kate said...

Oh! I don't remember seeing that in Speed Knitting. I gave my book to my mom/sister when I was teaching them how to knit because 1) I got it super cheap 2) it has all those instructions in the back and 3) the patterns are quick and easy for beginners. Naturally, now that I don't have the book, I see a pattern I really like from it :-) I noticed that a lot (or all) of the patterns from that book are on Ravelry.