Lately knitting has taken a back seat to sewing. Working with fresh, springy fabrics, creating items to be worn and used during the warmer seasons simply seems more appealing at the moment. I go through such phases with my crafting...knitting in fall and winter and sewing in the spring...it's the same every year. I do, however, always have a knitting project on hand, even in the summer, for rainy afternoons spent on the porch. Something about knitting while listenig to the pitter patter of rain is so very soothing. The last few weeks I have been working on quilts, summer nighties and even a few things for myself, and I can't wait to share those items with you. I, however, have been forcing myself to work on this sweater for Little #8, which will be very useful once the weather warms a bit. This wool sweater, with its adorable hood, will be perfect for the breezy days of spring when it's too warm for a winter jacket but not warm enough for shirt sleeves. I am on the home stretch, really. The front and back panels and sleeves are complete. All that remains is sewing the pieces together and knitting the hood. I hope to complete it by the end of the month. I guess I'll have to ignore those pretty spring fabrics sitting on my sewing table for a few more days.
I have been thoroughly enjoying The Child From the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge. This historical fiction engrosses us in the story of Lucy Walter and her relationship with King Charles II. I have such a difficult time putting this book down at night, sometimes reading past midnight; it is just that good!
Joining with Ginny today.