I feel a bit bad about co-opting the regular post yesterday for a Yarn Along post (especially since it linked to the shop), so here’s a more original one.
I’ve been working (slowly, in between other projects) on a plain, basic cardigan for myself. I like the color although I can’t get it to show properly on my phone. Imagine a pale, robin’s egg blue and you have it.
I’m using I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby house brand acrylic – colorway glacier) because it’s soft, isn’t delicate, is washable, and was inexpensive (and on sale) I’m surprised by how far a skein goes. What you see is the body lacking only about 2 inches in length and it only has take about a skein and a half so far. It’s not the highest quality but I don’t like using expensive yarn to do a project for the first time. The pattern is from Patternfish: neckdown cardigan for women. If someone wants the link I’ll hunt it up.
I am about to start this book I received in the mail yesterday as a gift from a friend. It’s Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years – Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. Since it’s apparently International Women’s Day (the sort of thing I pay very little attention to) it’s quite timely. Thank you, L.!
Head over to Ginny’s Yarn Along for March to see what everyone else is making and reading!