It's ages since I joined all the Yarn Alongers...My needles haven't exactly been flying since the last flurry when I decided to take my knitting everywhere with me. I finished the body of the Cobblestone pullover that I'm making Ahmad. I'm working on the sleeves now. They're knitted separately on mini circulars. I struggled with the tiny round. The needles I bought had long extended corners and wouldn't work for the small number of stitches so I had to get a set of four to begin the cuff, I'll transfer them over later. So the flurry is on again with the new needles.I want to finish this winter sweater quickly so that I can start some nice light spring/summer projects like this gorgeous bag...
I've been slowly reading this, it's almost finished now and I'll be sad to lose my imaginary friends but can't wait to start to read 'Paris was a Woman, Portraits from the Left Bank' by Andrea Weiss. It was a 'Mother's Day Gift from Hannah with a sweet handwritten note. The book was inspired by the author of a documentary that she saw that accompanies the book. One of the overarching themes was woman as muse, that they can and should be, muses for one another, and themselves. The premiss of the book sounds fascinating an alternative perspective to the male oriented story of the left bank in 1900's Paris...Sounds like an intriguing read.
I'm a little bit late but I'm joining with Ginny for yarn along.
...would you like to come too?
That book is definitely going on the to-read list....just started Madame Picasso--same early 1900s in Paris; I just love that time period. Love the bag, too!!! :)ReplyDelete
It's fascinating Steph. I hadn't realised that Gertrude Stein had such a big influence on his work. Yours sounds interesting too. I've just got the cotton yarn today to make it...can't wait to start...Delete
enjoy your holiday.
funny how I like knitting socks on dpns but sleeves, ugh, it feels like work! Glad you are nearing to the end of the knitting and soon your husband will have an awesome new sweater!ReplyDelete
And these sleeves are long...My little bamboo circular needles were so comfy to use but snapped so I bought new metal ones and it just didn't work...the pin bit was too long. I can fly on this set of four but can't wait to begin making the bag.Delete
Have a good weekend.
That bag is adorable, I can see why you want to get to it!ReplyDelete
I've got the cotton yarn now Lucy so it will soon be on the needles.Delete