I’m reading A God in Ruins more or less monogamously, but it happened to be in the car when I took this photo, so Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton was kind enough to fill in. I’ve been reading a few chapters of it every time I have a stretch of free time, but sometime soon I would like to really dive into it and finish it.
I am close to giving up on my green blanket. I am just not enjoying it. One of my knitting pet peeves is patterns for items that will regularly be seen on both sides (scarves and blankets, basically) that have a “right side” and a “wrong side” as this pattern does. When an item is knitted mostly in stockinette (as the blanket is, with the exception of some pattern stitches), not only does it look “wrong” on one side but the texture of the piece always feels flimsy to me. Stockinette is fine for sweaters and other garments that will not be seen on the inside, but it doesn’t work for blankets. I knew this, but the blanket looked so nice in the pattern photo that I was sure this blanket would be an exception. Someday I will learn to listen to myself about these things.
The knitting in this photo is a child-sized English rib pullover (nope, not tired of that pattern yet) that I cast on around the same time that I cast on the blanket. I am very happy to get back into it.
And finally, in case you’re wondering: No, we did not paint our front porch with blood. That’s just ordinary red paint with lots of sunlight on it, I promise. It’s much less horror-movie-looking in the fog.
Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.