WiP Wednesday 25.06.2014 – knitting a new sweater and some sewing

During the last two (worldcup) weeks I have been able to knit rather a lot. I started a new sweater design on july 13 and I’m already at the waist now. What can I say – as always, good soccer games are really accellerating my knitting speed. The yarn I use is Zitron Patina, a gorgeous merino/rayon blend that is soft like butter. I had this sweater in mind for about a year now and I’m so happy it finally comes into being. I hope I will finish knitting it in time for autumn – which really doesn’t feel so far away at the moment as we are mainly experiencing a below 20°C summer after the really hot pentecost weekend which already feels ages away.

New sweater & old book.

New sweater & old book.

My sewing hasn’t made as much progress as I would have liked since I last posted on my sewing plans. I haven’t cut into my fabrics, yet. But all patterns are now copied and altered. I have found some suitable fabric for lining the dress in my stash and I have ironed all the fabrics. So cutting really is the next step and I hope that I’ll get around to it this week.

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All this crafting and I still got some reading in, too. Long summer days are good for something. 😉 I’m now in the middle of “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk. It’s still very compelling and I really like the structure of this story and that it’s told from different viewpoints that all spin the story further. A bit like in the Song of Ice and Fire books, but on a smaller scale than a whole world and all the politics in it. Instead it really feels like one narrator takes over and picks up the narrative thread where the other left it. Like sitting together with a bunch of people who all lived through something together and they keep taking turns on telling you their story. It also helps that the chapters have a good length to really just read one before going to sleep…

ironed fabrics

This post is part of Tami’s Amis WiP Wednesday No. 200 (!) and Ginny’s Yarn Along.

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    • Thank you. I love that colourway, too. I had to have it as soon as I saw it in the shop last year… and I really think you might like that book, as it also has a historic setting and everyday life, sex and crime, too. ;D

  1. Love the colour of the yarn you’re using for your sweater. Your book sounds interesting, will have to have a look on Amazon 🙂

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