I finished Nathan’s Raindrop Socks yesterday (get the free pattern here), so I’m back on his Tomten Jacket. And you may have guessed it by the title of this post. I’m running out of yarn. (Not in my stash, sillies! : ) That would be a true emergency.) I guess that’s what happens when you buy yarn for a Baby Surprise Jacket and knit a Tomten Jacket, which is a lot longer and has a hood. Oh dear.
I had a loose plan for the stripes on the body, clearly no plan for the hood, and was going to wing the stripes on the sleeves. But now I’m getting to the top of the body and I’m almost out of green yarn. And I still have two sleeves and a hood to knit. So it looks like I’ll need to come up with some kind of backup plan.
I’m almost finished reading An Irish Country Doctor, and I just discovered that the Dr. Patrick Taylor has written two more books that take place in this 1960s Irish setting, so I just bought An Irish Country Village and I can’t wait to start it. Each book contains traditional Irish recipes from the doctor’s housekeeper’s character’s perspective, and I was inspired to make Irish Soda Bread for a friend who was visiting the other day with her little ones, but I didn’t have any buttermilk on hand. But I’m armed and dangerous now, so I just need some new victims. I love when I get inspired by a book.
What are you knitting and reading?
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