My annabel is coming along fine. I've taken a leaf out of Lori's book and decided to make secret pockets too. I'm not quite as brave as she is though. Rather than cut the cardigan once made, I'm attempting to knit them as I go. Looking at her finished cardigan I think she placed them about twelve stitches-in from the begging and end of the row, around the level of the fifth button. So as I reached the fifth button row...or there-abouts, I knitted twelve stitches and then cast off the next twelve. I continued knitted until the last twenty three stitches, cast off twelve stitches and then knit to the end of the row. On the following row I increased twelve stitches back over each of the twelve cast off at both ends. I'll pick up stitches later to make the pocket linings...I'm not sure what colour yet. I'm also not sure if that makes sense, hopefully it will work out ok.
My local yarn store is very good and if you don't have the budget to buy all your yarn on one day, they will lay it by for a month for you. As I've been spending so much on felting wool for other projects, I needed to control my yarn buying a little. I laid six aside for the annabel. I've been excitedly buying two 100g balls each week. Planning to slowly knit them over the following week. But each time I get them, I knit them both on the first evening so have to wait a whole other week to do any more. I am now two thirds of the way through and only have one evenings' knitting left. Just need to get the last two balls...I can't wait.
And reading? A few different things this week. Articles in
The Big Issue, Andre Tartar on the US election race, Mike Shinoda on the same thing, Charlie Higson's letter to his younger self and the film reviews...which are usually spot on.
All my old October copies of Martha Stewart's Living. I can't throw them away the pictures are so beautiful...and the October issues are always the best.
Novel-wise, a crime thriller, Sam Bourne's The Righteous Men which is lovely to read when I'm all safe and sound snuggled up in bed.
I'm joining with another lovely family over at Ginny's again for yarn along...