My sister’s wedding has come and gone, and I’m still plugging away at her veil. It’s a delight to knit, really! I fear I have not much staying power, though. My ideal projects lie somewhere between the 400 to 800 yard range, and this one is over 1200 yards, so I feel like The Little Engine That Could every time I pick it up. I noticed a tea splotch on part of it, and in washing that bit, I got a little glimpse of the finished, blocked product. Ahhh. It will be heaven to count this as a finished object, when it has been a work in progress for so long.
My Arwen sweater us still coming along, too. I ripped back to where I cast on the underarm stitches because the body had too much positive ease for my frame. I re-cast on 4 stitches at each underarm, rather than 22 (!), and the fit flatters much better. It still has quite a bit of positive ease, so I will be able to layer it over some of my favorite long sleeved shirts when the weather cools. The picture really washes out the lovely olive-y gold-y green of the yarn.
But! I’m really hoping to finish these two projects soon so I can move on to making my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding gift, another giant project. Ha. I chose this blanket pattern from Purl Soho, to be knit in Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter. As soon as color cards arrive, I can make my color choices. (I also took the opportunity to order a color card for BT’s new Peerie!) I really love knitting gifts, and I take quite a bit of time selecting just the right patterns and yarns for the people I love. One of the perks is getting to try different brands, patterns, and colorways that I might not choose for myself. I can’t wait to cast on!
Reading this month has been primarily focused on my oldest’s high school list, chock full of Revolutionary War primary sources, but I did order Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom for a book group. I randomly opened a page and found the profoundly simple, yet surprisingly difficult to comprehend, thoughts, pictured below.
(Today marks the first of the last three hundred and sixty five days I can say I’m in my thirties!)