Back to knitting for Yarn Along this week.
Got Belinda’s sweater out of hibernation. It’s not a hard pattern but I had to rip it out a few times. Didn’t help that I wrote down 16.6 INCHES instead of CENTIMETERS. I’ve got the fronts and the backs to the right length and now I’m knitting it all together. You may have noticed I’m using 2 balls. That’s how you keep variegated yarn from pooling too badly.
At Chapters the other day I picked up a new book for me, How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life. I haven’t read much but I love Ruth Goodman. If you are looking for good show to watch check out Ruth’s Victorian Farm, Tudor Monastery Farm, Edwardian Farm, or Wartime Farm. To be honest I haven’t seen Wartime Farm because we don’t have unlimited internet, but I’m sure it’s as good as the others.
I may have mentioned that one of the reasons for going to Toronto this weekend (besides Grandma’s birthday) was because the Knitters’ Frolic was on. It’s only 10 minutes from my sister’s house in Scarborough. I wasn’t really supposed to buy any yarn since we have another Comic-Con coming up in June. But really, did we think I was going to the yarn market at the Knitters’ Frolic and NOT bring something home??
The pretty lilac lace weight is from a little company out of Montreal called Sweet Paprika. It’s a little pinker in real lighting but I still love it. I also bought the Shetland lace pattern to use with the yarn. I couldn’t resist the Turtlepurl sock yarn. The way she dyes the yarn the stripes knit up perfectly in both socks. If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know that’s important.