Joining Ginny at Small Things today for another Yarn-Along...
On the Needles: The Diplodocus Sweater! Ok, so colorwork isn't so bad after all. Actually, I really like it and have been looking for any excuse I can to work on this sweater. I've finished the short rows and the diplodocus chart, and now I'm moving onto the stripes at the bottom. It's a great pattern and I'm having great fun making it, but this sweater is not without its problems. If you look closely, actually you don't have to look too close to see it, you can tell my tension is too tight on the chart part. I was so nervous about leaving gaps or holes between color changes that I must have held my yarn too tight, and now all the dinosaurs are puckered. I freaked out when I first noticed this and worried that I'd have to rip it all out, but from what I've read a good blocking will probably fix it. Here's to hoping. I'd hate to make this sweater twice when there's so much more winter knitting I need to get done for both of my guys, and lots of baby knitting as well.
Off the Bookshelf: I've been consulting The Essential Guide for Color Knitting Techniques for lots of advice the past few days, and reading more from Spiritual Midwifery. Still working on Simplicity Parenting too, but I'm almost done.
On a different note but still related, I've been trying to talk T into a family road trip to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October. I know this is one of the better sheep and wool festivals in the country, and it's only 2 hours from us. Anyone ever been to this one before?