Knitting and reading: December11:50 AM
I enjoyed making my first Knitting and reading post so much, that I'm going to make it a series. I don't want to post every week, as Ginny's yarn along would suggest, but a monthly series would provide the opportunity to look back and see what I was working on the month before and what new projects I have started.
For the next picture I wanted to pick a book that I'm reading for Young warrior, as the knitting is also for him. I'm working with Isager Aran tweed and it's a cardigan, also my second version of a new design, soon to be published. Jalmari Finne's Kiljuset is a Finnish children's classic, a collection of books that were first published in 1914-1925. It's funny to read such an old book, but at times you wonder if books like this could be written to children anymore. Like when the family goes to war. I'm surprised that my little ones (4 and 6 years old) are so happy listening to a book that doesn't even have pictures on all pages. We're on page 420 already, so it won't take long to finish. And the knitwear is supposed to be a Christmas present.
Iida Rauma's new book "Seksistä ja matematiikasta" was on the best books of 2015 list by Helsingin sanomat. While I'm on the library waiting list, I thought that I'd start with her debut novel "Katoamisten kirja" from 2011. So far so good. Every now and then I try to get a couple of rows of linen stitch worked in Quince & co Sparrow. What is stopping me is that I'm working in three colors and the yarns are a big mess. I should sort it out properly, but instead I just pull enough out for the next row.
This poor vest in Novita Wool has been on my project inventory already in April, but it was started long before that time. But as Christmas is coming I decided that it's time to get this one wrapped for Business woman. With Knausgård's "Min Kamp" I'm on the third book.
Not exactly a novel, nor knitting in this picture, but to continue with Christmas gifts, the last picture shows two of them. The crochet fruit and vegetables are for my Troll princess and I'll be sharing a whole bunch of them with you soon. Just adding a beet root and some salad before that. And what comes to Cuba, well, let's put it this way: I know what I'm getting for Christmas!
Since last month's post I have finished Laura Lehtola's Pelkääjän paikalla, but the yellow cardigan is on hold. I finished the Helmipöllö beanie and scarf, but Zadie Smith is still waiting for the right mood. Robin pullover is almost done, Juha Itkonen not so. I have added a couple of rows on my blanket and read Pirkko Saisio's Signaali. Sparrow cardigan is finished, but both Putin books still waiting. And Pine cardigan is still waiting for needles from another project.
Keeping calm and crafting on, also taking part in KCCO.