It’s almost September! How did that happen? I may need a sweater in a couple of months. Good thing I have one on in progress!
This is the body and partially-unattached collar to Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery from the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. I’m knitting it in Cascade Ecological Wool, which is very wooly, and so I lurves it with a deep and abiding passion. Comments on Ravelry suggested that the sleeves were written very long, so I have seamed the shoulders and tried it on before attempting the sleeves. And since I need to make the sleeves 3 inches shorter than written, this was a good plan. Good thing I can do maths! (I like how the Brits and Canadians say maths instead of math–makes it sound so much harder.)
I also swatched for Amy Herzog’s lovely vest, Sebasco.
Amy designs such attractive sweaters that there are many I would like to knit, but at this time, a vest, especially one that opens like a cardigan, is what I need, so Sebasco it is. The textured stitch is the daisy stitch from Barbara Walker, and it is fun to do and really a great look. The yarn is Wool of the Andes in claret heather: good thing I had this in stash. Amy knit hers in Ultra Alpaca for great drape, but my eyes and nose don’t let me do the alpaca thing. I really think my eyeballs will burst out of my head in a gush of tears if I ever handle baby alpaca again. Alpaca is not a good thing at chez Molecular Knitting.
However, a tasty cocktail is always a good thing (except perhaps for breakfast). This is a Royal Gingersnap.
It’s royal because it calls for Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, and it’s gingersnap because it also contains Domaine Canton ginger liqueur. It has other things in it, especially something that makes it orange, probably OJ, but I don’t remember what they are exactly. I just pick out the cocktails and then drink them. M does all the technical stuff, including occasional maths with fractions.
Thanks, BTW, for all the reading advice from my last post. I’ve been trying some things out in the graphic novels and space operas, and I’ll give an update soon.