Yarn Along is back! I’m so happy to be able to share my knitting and reading pursuits with everyone again.
I squeaked in just under the wire with my little sweater for my cousin’s son, after having made him one in the summer and realizing it was much too small. I also made his older and younger sisters matching cardigans of my own design, starting with the smaller one which I shared here.
I think the very best part was wrapping them up and getting them ready to be gifted. It felt so good, after 6 months of preparation, to be able to tag them and send them off to be loved and cherished (hopefully!) for years to come. That same cousin is pregnant with her fourth now, so I’ll be off to cast on some more baby things soon.
Now I’m finishing up the Tegna sample knit that I was supposed to finish months ago, but then the holidays happened. I hope Candice will forgive me. It is looking nice so far, so I have that going for me at least!
Lately I’ve been reading a book called Crœft, about the origin of the modern English word “craft,” and how living with more craft in our lives might benefit us all, as humans. It’s a very good read so far, and right up my alley. I’ve always been interested in the topic, I now realize.
It makes me think back to visiting museums as a child and seeing the ancient water jugs and gathering baskets. I remember thinking, They are so beautiful, crafted with intricate designs and obvious care, but they are objects made for the most mundane of tasks. What if we took the same care in our everyday objects? What if we approached mundane tasks with art and creativity?
These were questions that always interested me, and this book, so far, speaks to them. Unfortunately the copy I have is a special advanced reading copy, and I don’t know when the book will actually come out. Keep an eye out, though, because it’s good.
I’ll be sharing more details about the design of the little boy sweater in a future post, and likely will be releasing a pattern for it and the berries and leaves cardigan in the coming months. Stay tuned!
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