Here is the back of my gansey-type sweater, which I completed yesterday.
I’ve got some neck shaping there so the neckband won’t be too high up on the neck, and I’ve got the shoulder stitches on holders so I can attache the front and back via a three-needle bind-off.
I’m making this sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton (in the gravel colorway). I’d heard great things about this yarn so wanted to try it out for myself. It lives up to the hype — it’s a soft and lovely cotton. My only gripe with it is that it tends to be a little splitty since it is made up of many plies. So I have to pay closer attention as I knit.
But all in all it is a lovely yarn with great stitch definition.
Last week I was sent a review copy of this book:
This is Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
It’s a cute little story for kids ages 4 and up about a little girl who finds — well the blurb on the sleeve says it all:
The illustrations are wonderful:
Who’d like to win my review copy?
Leave a comment on this post by noon Eastern Time on Thursday, January 19, 2012 to be entered in the drawing to receive my copy.
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