My needles are flying again. This Annabel pullover seems to be magically growing. The Blue Faced Leicester yarn is amazingly soft and comes in lovely shades. The Gold reminds me of the golden wheat fields down the lane and my favourite Elan Valley. The pattern is so simple that I can knit on the go. I don't want to put it down, and find any excuse not to.
Maybe it's because I had a bit of a brain freeze with the Cobblestone Pullover...My fault, not the pattern (it's an easy one too). I just had a minor wobbly when it came to the wrap and turn. Or maybe because the Icelandic lopi yarn, which I love as well, isn't quite as soft as this. This seems like a dream to work with.
This will be the second Annabel sweater that I've knitted. I made the last one with linen yarn. I've decided to make it a few inches longer than the pattern. I cast off the body but left the yarn attached so that I could try it on. It's still a little shorter than I want, and as it's a boxy pullover I've decided to increase it at the sides to fit snuggly over the top of my hips and prevent it riding up at the back. That's the plan anyway, I'll put the notes on ravelry if I manage to do it.
I feel guilty knitting in the daytime when there's lots of work to do. But the bread is rising in the pantry and the washing spinning in the machine and and I have to do something while I'm waiting don't I? Just a couple more rows... I told, you...I can't put it down...
Reading: I'm still in the cotton fields with A Painted House: John Grisham
knitting: Annabel Pullover: Carrie Bostock Hoge
My ravelry page
My spelt bread recipe, made without the seeds this time
The bread is ready now...decisions, decisions...More knitting or freshly baked bread with my favourite Oxford Marmalade...
...maybe a bit of both...
I'm joining Ginny and Nicole,
...are you coming too?