Well, the sunshine has ended for the time being and that means I'm getting plenty of knitting done.
I managed to reach the goal I set myself last week to finish the body of my Shift of Focus cardigan. I even sewed the buttons on so that I could try it on and it fits perfectly which is wonderful to know as - unlike with other top down cardigans - I couldn't try it on as I was knitting due to the nature of the short row construction.
Just sleeves to go, now - my least favourite part of knitting a cardi - and I momentarily confused myself with how to knit garter stitch in the round!
I'm alternating between three different balls of yarn for the sleeves because I love the way the colours of the Puelo have worked out in the body and I don't want the colours to stripe down the arm, looking different from the rest of the garment, with the smaller rounds. We'll see how that goes.
I finally finished off sewing in the ends and buttons on my adapted Miette and I'm really pleased with it.
I enjoyed knitting my first Miette according to the pattern and knit my second up on larger needles, omitting the shaping for a looser, more casual look. It's perfect for throwing on over whatever I'm wearing when it gets cool in the evenings so fits my original intention.
This week I have been reading Homemade Summer. I have been anticipating it's launch as I loved Homemade Winter and have the first book Homemade on my wishlist. These books are filled with recipes, memories, food projects, stories, festivals and adorned with beautiful photographs. They're the sort of books I might have chosen to write myself, in a different life - if that makes any sense at all.
I'm joining in with Ginny and Friends for Yarn Along today.
What are you crafting and/or reading?