Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More of the Crown Wools

I worked a lot on the Crown Wools this past weekend, it seemed well suited to my current knitting headspace (which has been, dare I say, a bit BORED with knitting?) and it has reawakened my knitting mojo.

It is so bathed in gold in this photo, isn't it? I wonder if I hit on a weird filter. Anyway, the patterns are pretty simple to memorize, it is somewhat meditative to knit, and just when I get bored with a section then a new one pops up.

I finished the third section and I'm about a third of the way done wit the fourth. Here is a close up of those two sections:

Sometimes these 'big' Casapinka patterns have been too--familiar maybe?--for me, meaning I had knit the patterns on a project of her's before, but so far these are all new and fun.

I finished the book "The Ninth House" over the weekend--if you like urban fantasy and books about Things that Happen at Ivy League Schools (or boarding schools) you might want to give this one a try. It isn't the next "The Secret History" and it starts out kind of strangely but if you stick with it for a bit you might like it.

5 comments:

kathy b said...

I do want to start a shawl...but i hava a gift hat to make. And I spent the day hosting a guest so nothing got knitted! ~ Argh

Kym said...

I do have The Ninth House on order at my library, so good to hear! And your shawl is lovely. XO

Vera said...

Beautiful yarn and that's a very pretty pattern. I'm off to look at The Ninth House....

DelightedHands said...

This is a very pretty pattern/yarn! It looks like it would keep your interest while knitting!

rosy said...

Shawl is petty and The Ninth House sounds good. There is a new Ann Patchett ~ The Dutch House ~ which is on my radar!