Well, I just cast off the back of my vest, yay!!! So for now the needles are empty, but not for long, I will be casting on the front tomorrow. Last week, during unseasonably warm temperatures, I wondered if I was crazy knitting a vest for myself, but this week March weather, as we know it, has returned, which means my vest will come in very handy once I get it finished.
I am still reading The Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. I have to admit I didn’t get much of a chance to read a lot from this book this week, as my issue of Taproot arrived...finally. So I had my nose buried in that. And I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
What are you reading and knitting this week?
Isn't Taproot amazing! I think I've poured over this one longer than I've read any magazine ever. It's just beautiful! Your vest is looking good. We've had some more March like weather as well.ReplyDelete
Yes!! I love it, the pictures, the contributions, the quotes, all of it is just wonderful.Delete
thats the second reference to Taproot today! Must check it out.ReplyDelete
Hurray for starting the front! I think I'm crazy because I'm knitting with alpaca! It feels too warm to be knitting it.ReplyDelete
It feels to warm to be knitting at all :) But I do love it.Delete
This is the second time today I have heard of taproot. Definitely going to have to check it out! I love the colours of your vest.ReplyDelete
Thanks Claire, and yes, you should check it out, wonderful magazine.Delete
I'm waiting anxiously for my Taproot to get here! I love the color of that yarn. I can't wait to see how your vest turns out :-)ReplyDelete
I was like that last week and then it showed up, I am sure it will be in your hands very soon. Thanks, I hope it looks good when it is done.Delete
Taproot arrived here too over a week ago, but I've been so busy that I've haven't been able to sit down to read it yet. Good for you about the vest. Last week, we reached into the 80s (crazy!) but the weather settled down just a tad into its regular (whatever that is) routine for March. I'm hoping not to see those 80 temps for another few months, but who knows. I say, keep going with the vest - you'll always use it next winter...ReplyDelete
I agree Ellen, I will keep working on it. I am sure I will wear it before next winter, summer nights can sometimes get cool around here.Delete
Hooray for casting off! I think where you live that a vest in March would be a good idea. Glad to hear you are enjoying Taproot!ReplyDelete
Happy Yarn along day.
the good news is that if the weather doesn't cooperate, you can put the vest aside until next year and have something to look forward to!ReplyDelete
Yes, exactly what I plan to do :)Delete
I read Taproot last week...sort of like leafing through some of the blogs I like.ReplyDelete
I've never been big on vests, but my little girl, who never seems to want to wear a cardigan, is very partial to them, and so I seem to be looking at many vest patterns suddenly!
So true! Good luck wiht the best patterns, there are a lot out there.Delete
Such a fun project. Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gretchen, me too :)Delete
yay for casting off, i hope you'll share the finished vest! i was feeling the same way when i picked up the shalom cardigan again, in a super warm and fuzzy yarn. but then i figured i'll probably end up falling into a snail's pace with knitting when the warm weather arrives, and it will be a beautiful sweater to finish for the fall :)ReplyDelete
Of course I will share it, that wouldn't be very nice of me not to :)Delete
Congrats on casting off the vest! I can't wait to see the finished product. :)I'm very intrigued by your book...ReplyDelete
Thanks, hopefully will finish it up in a week or two.Delete
I am really enjoying the book, I will post a bit more about it next week.