Happy May Day!
First things first, the winner of my review copy of Wee Garter Stitch: Must-Have Knits for Modern Babies & Toddlers by Vickie Howell is Mary Beth Cavert, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the drawing. I have more review books coming so the book giveaways will continue!
I’ve spent the last few months working on projects that have been all about color. So it’s time for something completely different:
This is the start of Alice Starmore’s Kinsale, a design from her 1992 book Fishermen’s Sweaters. I knit Kinsale once before, a good 10 years ago. This time I am using this yarn:
Purchased from The Loopy Ewe, it’s natural colored organic cotton. I’m using a U.S. size 3 needle. The yarn is lovely and soft and the sweater is going to be very soft and comfy when done. My only issue is that the yarn is rather splitty. It’s comprised of 4 plies and you have to take care to grab all four plies when inserting the needle tip. Other than that, it is lovely to knit.
In Loki news, I bought him his own little kitty sofa:
I follow Beth Stern on Instagram, and noted that she got this for her kitties. I figured what’s good enough for Beth & Howard Stern’s kitties is good enough for Loki! I found it on Amazon, but it is also available from Doctors Foster & Smith.