My reading has fallen by the wayside lately in favor of knitting. But I'm not really knitting all the time. Let's be honest, I've been playing way too much Fruit Ninja on our iPad. Talk about addicting. Who would think that slicing fruit with your finger on a screen would be so satisfying?
This week I'm reading Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard and I'm knitting the Confection Baby Shrug by Tanya Wagner. I skimmed the entire Custom Knits this weekend and found lots of beautiful sweater patterns and helpful information about customizing them. (I've wanted to knit Ingenue for a while, and I fell in love with Tang while reading this weekend.) I think this book is one I will return to a lot.
After spending a couple of weeks knitting the cabled sweater for my daughter and the hats for my new Lucia Hat pattern, it's so nice to follow someone else's pattern and not have to proof it as I go. The Confection Baby Shrug is a quick and easy knit and I think it will go perfectly with my daughter's Easter dress. In 2 nights I managed to knit the body of the shrug and now just have the two arms left.
I'm using Knitpicks organic cotton and my stitch gauge is right on, but my row gauge is too big. I'm just hoping that it shrinks up lengthwise a bit once I wash it. I've read that it will, but I was too lazy to make a gauge swatch for myself. So I'm crossing my fingers.
Thanks to Ginny at small things for hosting another Yarn Along. I'd love to see what you're reading and knitting.