Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Isn't it wonderful how you can knit wherever you are, and just be calm and see how the project takes shape, bit by bit? I am still knitting my sister's Park Street Cardi, but now I can walk over and ask her to try it on every now and again. We are in Tsumeb, Namibia, our home away from home for the next 10 days or so. I am still sorting through my photos, I get overwhelmed when I try to pick the ones that will describe this place the best.
I am very happy with the cardigan so far. I love the yarn (Puffin, by Quince & Co), the pattern is very well written, and I survived the short row shaping without having to frog a single row. From here on, I only have to finish the sleeves and add the collar - I love these sweaters that are knit in one piece.
The book I am reading is a crime novel written by a very popular South African writer, Deon Meyer. It is available in English, as Thirteen Hours. If you are interested in one description of the new South Africa, I guess it is a good book to read. I love crime mysteries, but I must say that despite the good enough story line, and the interesting perspective on South African life, the language is unnecessarily crude and it really gets under my skin. Maybe I just do not want to know what a policeman thinks every moment of a very stressful day? I am going to finish it, though. I have to know what happens in the end.
And I thought I should add just one picture to tell about our past week or two. I promise that my children were all safely inside vehicles.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to over at Ginny's Yarn Along!