23 October 2013

Knitting


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.

10 comments:

  1. The cardigan looks good, I love the stripes:)

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  2. I just love those colors together. I think it's all a matter of how fast you knit and how good your hands are. I can knit real fast but my hands really ache if I push it too much. I don't know how the Yarn Harlot does it.

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  3. Those coloured stripes are fantastic together. Good luck with all those slippers!

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  4. I truly love the color combination on the sweater.
    Wow, those names - makes me want to check into this book!

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  5. As so many others have commented, the colour combo in your stripes is inspired. So nice!

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  6. I love to see what you are knitting, especially now it's getting cooler and I'm thinking about what to make next. The stripes are beautiful.

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  7. The book sounds fascinating, and I still love the colours in that stripy knit :)

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  8. The striped cardi looks great- and I loved that book too! So quirky and fun.

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