I am very much surprised that my second post for February is one about knitting, given it has been so very hot and humid here these past few days. But, I have still found ways to knit. Early in the morning and then in the evening are perfect knitting times, and I am making speedy progress on my Chocolate Shrug.
I'm taking a break from blanket squares for now, at least until I get this off my needles. I'm planning on finishing it fairly quickly, and then it will be ready to wear as soon as the first cool months arrive.
I'm using this pattern, and working it in my favourite organic cotton, Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere DK. I've got a bucket load of this brown so thought I would use some of it up on a shrug. I plan to it wear around home. I think it will be just the right thing to wear whilst feeding the chickens and milking the cow when the first chilly mornings arrive in autumn.
And you know what? Aside from one small part that baffled me for a good few minutes, I've found it rather easy to follow and not as complicated as it seemed when I read the pattern all at once.
I'm not looking forward to working the sleeves, however, as they are in-the-round. I know how to work in-the-round, I'm just not a huge fan of it. But, do it I shall, and hopefully I'll get through it and have a warm Chocolate Shrug to wear at the end of it.
Now, in the spirit of Yarn Along (which I am joining again), I am about to start reading Persuasion. Yes, I'm still on my Jane Austen fad and have enjoyed each book I've read so far (I finished Emma just the other day).
What are you knitting or reading at the moment?
If you would like to know, Chocolate Shrug raveled here
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