I’m knitting again!
Just minutes ago (4:30 a.m., in fact), I cast on a light-green** Autumn Leaves toddler’s cardi out of Bernat Soy. The pattern is free online, on the What to Knit While You’re Expecting website, specifically on October 8, 2008. I’m winging it with the size, needle size, etc., as my gauge is usually far looser than written. And the pattern is written so that the knitter’s unique gauge, yarn choice and needle choice determine the size of the final product. Now, that’s always the case, more or less, but in this case, it’s literally true, as the same math (i.e., stitch counts) are used for every size.
Works for me. At least I won’t have to worry about accidentally knitting the wrong set of numbers, right? Right. If I don’t think the thing will be big enough, I’ll rip it back and use larger needles for the next attempt.
And here’s what I’m reading and loving now:
Chuck Wendig is a visceral writer and this book? It rocks. With non-stop horror-/paranormal-/dark-comedy action. All in the vernacular-rich*** language Wendig spreads like steaming, runny dung on a freshly mounded grave in a weed-strewn community garden in November. From that now-fertilized earth, something gruesome and fascinating grows, but it’s definitely not for the squeamish… or the prudish. I’m halfway through, sucked in deep and hard, forcing myself to go slowly, so I won’t finish it too quickly.
* Title blatantly stolen from one of my favorite series and authors! I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.
** Technically, the color is called “Celery.”
*** Lots of cursing. Lots.