If you are kind enough to visit our blog on Yarn Along days regularly, you may have noticed that I sometimes like to knit the same pattern over and over. Case in point: as soon as I finished the brown English rib sweater (photos below), I immediately cast another one on in “oatmeal” fisherman’s yarn. This sweater fits me perfectly, which is not something I say often about my knits, and it is satisfying to knit and not especially challenging. And since winter is coming (as both weather.com and George R.R. Martin keep insisting), I will enjoy having another big, warm, blanketlike project in my lap. I love fisherman’s wool.
And yes, George R.R. Martin. His world is officially too large and too unwieldy. Many of the individual chapters are still very well structured and suspenseful, but he is following so many plot lines that a cliffhanger in one plot line might not be addressed until 500 or 600 pages down the road. The characterization in these novels, while often good, is not good enough to sustain this kind of tortuous plot. But I will persevere. I will finish this series, though I can’t quite see myself reading anything else by this author once this series is done.
And here is a full-length shot of the brown sweater, which did not enjoy its time on that hanger. Doesn’t it look just like the shy kid at a party, one shoulder higher than the other, ankles crossed, wishing it could blink its eyes and magically be at home?
And here’s a close-up of the neck and shoulder detail.
Thanks as always for reading! Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.