In Leaf

In Leaf

This has been a busy couple of days for me. My new pattern, In Leaf, came out in Knitty and I’ve been working away furiously on some new designs.

By the way if you’re here from Knitty, thanks for stopping by. And do stick around – I often offer my designs as freebies first on my blog before posting them for sale. Plus I’m pretty fabulous, I think.

On the needles is still my sideways cable cardigan, Winterfell.

It’s amazing how fast this thing is growing. That’s the thing about worsted weight sweaters. The sleeves just need cuffs and the body is finished to the waist. Sweet!

The Details

Yarn: Rowan Purelife Organic Wool 137 yards (125 meters)/ 50gs.

This yarn is sadly discontinued. Good thing I have another couple sweaters worth of it! Also it’s apparently a DK weight and not a worsted – guess that says something about what I usually knit.

Needles: Knitpicks 4.0mm

Pattern: my own – all written up and just waiting for a sample.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do a lot of reading this week – I’ve been sewing and working on knitting things that needed all of my visual focus. I have, however, discovered (rediscovered?) the joy of audiobooks. I’m listening to an old favourite – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I’m really digging the reader – he has a BBC voice most of the time but does really charming voices and accents for many of the characters. Great for sewing and knitting.