It's nice to be doing Yarn Along today because I have a finished object and a new one on the needles to share with you. Plus I have been reading a fabulous book, Dreaming in Color, the autobiography of color guru Kaffe Fassett.
First, here's the finished object: My Amari Shawl, which I'm so thrilled to finish. It's soft and cozy and I can't wait for it to get cooler so I can actually wear it without overheating.
This is the amended edge, 12 rows of garter stitch, with a folded picot hem.
It's all nicely blocked now and I love wearing it around the house in the mornings and evenings. It's like a mini portable blanket for my shoulders.
Once Amari was finished I found myself still wanting to knit shawls, so I did something a little naughty... I visited a yarn shop. Nine Rubies was marvelous. Such a great shop in San Mateo. The service is excellent and the yarn selection divine. I was tempted to buy the yarn for the Dahlia cardigan, but instead opted for a skein of the Shalimar Homage in pumpkin, which looks more persimmony to me. Those of you who follow me on twitter would know that I've been wanting to knit with orange, a color that doesn't show up much in my stash. Maybe it was something about the San Francisco Giants sweeping the world series, or the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, or how well the orange matches my funny hair, but I was absolutely compelled to find some orange yarn.
There's just enough in the skein to knit a Multnomah, so that's what I'm doing:
I cast on last night as the election returns came in and I'm very happy with the pattern. Easy to memorize even with a couple glasses of wine.
As for reading, here's my copy of Dreaming in Color:
By the way, if you're looking for good knitting and craft book recommendations for 2012, I just made a list of the books I want this holiday season. Check it out.
What books are you hoping to get this holiday season? Let me know in the comments.
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Miracles have happened and husbeast received and accepted a job offer at his dream company last week. He starts work soon. We are breathing sighs of relief and expecting great things ahead.
I'm knitting. I've been caring for my two sons, living at my MIL's house, volunteering at our local co-op preschool and gardening. Trying to find time to write and to redefine this blog to embrace my current reality.
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