I got this lovely book in the mail today. (The whole pre-order feature on Amazon is a great one, you know?) Nicky Epstein’s newest, “Knitting Beyond the Edge.”
I have to say, I like this even more than her other two (Knitting On and Over the Edge). It’s got collars and cuffs and button bands . . . Nice. There’s a pattern in there for a hooded shawl that I think is just gorgeous, too.
In knitting, I’ve started shaping for armholes on the back of my cabled sweater. I’m also thinking about some other small Christmas items. Like, I made my nephew a Tychus last year and still have some leftover Cascade. I was thinking about making him one of those circular scarves . . . you know, the kind you pull on over your head and then it just sits in the right place, keeping your neck warm?
On the request of a couple of my co-workers, I brought my new wheel into work today. The looks on people’s faces when they saw it were pretty funny.
So the reaction when I brought my cute little Gem was general, “Wow, really?”
And, I have to say, my Gem looked very cute sitting in the backseat of my car, wearing its seatbelt!