I am joining Ginny and the gang over at small things for this weeks Yarn Along. I began to learn how to knit this Spring at our local Woollygatherings and while I feel I've a lot to learn yet, I'm delighted to be tackling my first 'big' project, a sleeveless v-neck jumper for my small man. He pulls one on practically every morning for school, but they're not easily available to buy around here in the pure wool version. It's also very hard to find fun colours in boy's clothing.
I'm loving working on circular needles and this Noro yarn is really vibrant. I do find the colour gradations a bit dubious in places though, so for this piece which is the front, I broke off the yarn and re-joined to get a smoother colour change. I love self-striping yarns.
Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance is a comforting read. There's a short essay for every day so it's ideal, as I can tend to have poor staying-power when it comes to books without pictures, but I can just dip in and out of this. Alas, less reading and more knitting is called for these days as a certain smallie keeps asking 'Is my jumper finished yet..?' Daunted by the mysteries of how to knit a neckband, I go on! I look forward to seeing it 'in action' for that's when a piece of knitwear truly comes to life, right? with a moving body inside it...and there is no doubt that this one will see lots of movement ; )