Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesdays!
Remember last week’s post where I whined about how hard it was to chart cables? =Tamar commented that maybe I should swatch the cables that were giving me fits.
Thanks again, =Tamar! I did that and it worked! It turns out that it is much easier to understand how a cable pattern works after actually knitting it.
Every Tuesday I binge-watch an all-day House marathon and knit. This week, besides working on the Fairfield sweater, I finished a couple projects and started another. First off, I finished the latest pair of double-thick socks.
Next up is a pair of potholders I knit several years ago, but I never put hanging loops on them. That lack has now been remedied, so I can pitch those two stained and scorched potholders we have been using. The potholder on the left, above, and in the two photos on the right is double-knit with sock yarn; the one on the right is crocheted with that same sock yarn.
I discovered the 100 Day Project on Instagram a couple days ago on Instagram. It involves committing to 15 minutes a day doing some kind of needlework; mine will be embroidering on a quilted denim shirt that was uncovered in all the crappe we are emptying from the rental house. The shirt fits me, so maybe it was mine long ago. It is too plain, even for a conservative dresser like me, so I decided to fancify it up. The 100 Day Project happened at exactly the right time. I do foresee a couple problems: I do not do well with externally enforced regimens, and it will not take 100 days to achieve an optimum level of fanciness. Stay tuned…
Listening. I finished Michael Perry’s Montaigne in Barn Boots. then went back and re-listened to chapter two on intersectionality, a topic we all need to think about. Now I have started Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo da Vinci. It is taking me back to my days of majoring in art history –Brunelleschi, Donatello, Verrocchio, Vasari, all those guys.
Reading. I finished David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames that I picked up at the library book sale a couple weeks ago. Fun book. Sadly, I am still enamored of my iPad and crosswords, so my reading is… lame.