I’m joining Ginny’s Yarnalong again, because knitting and books just make sense, and they make me happy. I’m rereading Harvesting Color now that things are blooming and I can play with dye. I’m learning so much. My parents gave me the book for Christmas, and I immediately read it cover to cover, but it was more as, oh this is interesting than something I could do myself. Now I’m harvesting every thing I can to see what color they make, and learning by doing as well as by studying.
I’m knitting away at Miss Mess’s bitty birchbark and now that I’ve gotten past the shoulder ribbing (which I think is such a cool detail) its even easier and become my walking knitting as I follow Miss Mess around outside. This is my second sweater by Alicia Plummer and I’m loving it just as much as my In Stillness. She creates patterns that are simple, wearable, but full of unexpected details that make them interesting.
And, as usual I have my notebook and a cup of tea close to hand.
What are you reading, or knitting, or both?