This week I have been working on a project from 'way back in last June, when we went to Wisconsin to visit relatives. Our route took us through Madison, where I conveniently managed to find, right around lunchtime, a charming little yarn store that I can no longer remember the name of nor find on Ravelry -- what a shame! I purchased some bamboo yarn there to start Claire Montgomerie's "smock top" from Easy Kids Knits for K. The pattern is adorable, a little airy sleeveless thing with a picot hem and a seed stitch heart adornment, and I am afraid I am not doing it justice, but blocking will tell. I still have a ways to go on this.
And then there is the ubiquitous Shalom Cardigan, this week in Cascade Yarns Baby Chunky Alpaca, a distinct improvement from the Ecological wool in both texture and stitch definition. It is creamy-soft and luscious to work with and slips off my addi turbos like a dream. My hope is that, with excellent yarn and pattern figured out, all will now be smooth sailing.
Look for my elf hat to come off the needles soon. I am plotting some Pointy Elf Mittens to go with it!