After spending my free weekend moments knitting up about a billion gauge swatches (okay, more like four) I finally settled on a needle size on cast on my Tea Leaves cardigan. I think that this sweater is my first experience with such acrobatic knitting. Doubling stitches and changing needle sizes in one row, only to cut the number of stitches in half on a smaller needle just a couple of rows later. I tend to be a "begin at the beginning" and "end at the end" type of knitter, often being, I admit, overly focused on the part where I am finished and can move on to the next project that has taken up residence in my crowded brain. So it is as much to my surprise as anyone, I suppose, that I am enjoying this pattern so much.
I've been contemplating the purchase of a yarn bowl for some time now. The animal life around here has nothing if not affection for balls of yarn that have rolled off the table mid-stitch and this fact is becoming an ever-present source of consternation. The temporary fix du-jour is to put my ball of yarn into a little candle holder that we keep on the dining room table. This works well enough, but if anyone has recommendations for a simple and aesthetically pleasing ceramic or wooden yarn bowl, I would be much obliged.
Yarning along with Ginny today.