R&R Hoodie Progress
I’ve been working on my R&R Hoodie for James from the beautiful Griffon yarn from Biscotte (talked about in this post) and I’m sooooo in love with it. The three colourways have blended beautifully, with the self striping colourway doing the heavy lifting of blending them together.
Doesn’t it look amazing? I’m so happy with it! The yarn is a dream to work with, incredibly soft and gives amazing stitch definition. I left off the pockets as I pretty much couldn’t be bothered to work the pockets while I was blending the colours together. I need simplified knitting, because my knitting time is preciously rare these days- and I’m finding it really frustrating. I’m someone who wants to do it all -accomplish ALL THE THINGS- but I just can’t unless I give up sleeping, which I have seriously considered. Anyway- I think a lot of us struggle with this from time to time, and I try to remind myself that I’m on maternity leave taking care of my little one. And as of Friday, Lila will no longer be in day care and I’ll be taking care of two little ones all day, every day!
So considering that I really want to get this finished up as soon as possible, it’s almost not a big deal that I’ve run out of yarn for the hood. I think I’m going to rip back to the neckline and add a little ribbed collar, install that zipper and get James into it. I know it seems crazy to knit a cozy hoodie in the summer, but we still get some chilly mornings and evenings; I always have a hoodie in the diaper bag at the ready if the weather changes while we are out on a walk.
Delineate Tank Progress
I haven’t mentioned this knit yet, despite the fact that i work on it every single day! This is the Delineate tank:
I seem to be really knocking it out of the park with yarn choices these days, because this is Sunna from Spirit Trail Fiberworks, which is a fingering weight merino/cashmere/silk blend and the fabric is out-of-this-world awesome. I can already see that it is going to have amazing drape, and the back (shown above) has a relatively easy to memorize chart that gives a very cool effect. The front is thankfully stockinette, so I’m making progress; slower than I had hoped, but still progress. I’m just about to separate for the armholes at this point. I did make a modification- I added a split hem. I have been admiring split hems on a variety of sweaters over the last year; it looks like such a great detail that no doubt adds a lot of comfort to the fit.
If you are wondering about the book, that is The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits and I have absolutely loved it. Julavits re-read her childhood diaries and was disappointed with what she found, so she decided to try again now as a forty-something wife and mother. I have been recommending this book to everyone, because it was laugh-out-loud funny in places, achingly honest in others and so damn good that I wish I had written it myself. And hey, the cover is beautiful. I know it’s a bit shallow and judging books by covers and all that, but isn’t it especially satisfying when a book you really enjoyed looks as good as it reads?