Super secret projects aside, this is what I’m working on when I’m not knitting baby/toddler socks.
The pattern is Oshima by Jared Flood. I finished the sleeves awhile ago. It’s nice to have them done. They were fairly simple. I enjoyed trying a different kind of double decrease that I’ve never tried before on the sleeve cap. I also love that they have doubled cuffs because that mean’s I’ll have an extra long sleeve when I’m chilly and want to pull it down over my hands.
I’m a few inches into the body. So far nothing exciting to report. I like the way the yarn feels. It has a lanolin feel to it that is pleasant. It’s Jo Sharp DK Wool Tweed in Blueberry. I’m looking forward to some brioche at the top of the body. I think I will add about 2 inches to the body, because I’m long-waisted and I prefer a 15 inch length from armpit to end of sweater in most sweaters.
I have a lot of stockinette going on in my life, as usual. These kinds of projects let me plow through ebooks while I knit, like the Sookie Stackhouse series. I’m on Dead Reckoning. Having some quick and easy reads really take some of the stress away from research articles, plus my library has had all but the last 2 as ebooks to borrow. Sweet! I’ve also read the first book of the All Souls Trilogy. I devoured it. I’m holding off on reading the second book just yet. I think I’m surprised at how much I love delving into the paranormal fantasy genre, but it’s captivating sometimes. I also recently acquired The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes. So far it’s lovely. Who doesn’t love a good knitting essay? I also love audiobooks. I finished Code Name Verity and I highly recommend it. The audiobook had lovely accents. It’s set in WW2, told from the viewpoint of two friends: one a pilot, and the other a spy of sorts. It has great narration and a gripping storyline.
Any book recommendations? I have an audiobook credit coming up soon on Audible…