The past few days have me cruising along on my Banded Turtleneck sweater by Kathy Merrick. And, when I say turtleneck I mean TURTLENECK! Wow, did it come out big! Even when I made it a whole two inches shorter than specified in the pattern. What do you think? Is it too much? I'll definitely be warm wearing it and with the sub zero Fahrenheit temps we've been having in Minnesota I better hurry up and finish it. The body and neck are completed and I only have the arms left to knit. Will see how it goes, but so far it's slow as increasing while keeping in pattern I find a bit difficult.
I noticed something while knitting the arms that I find dismaying and humorous at the same time. Look at the above swatch and see if you can see it. In the first row of blue there are squares of the oatmeal colored yarn and on the top blue band there are dashes. Now, the first is correct and the second is not. So, which row style did I knit the whole sweater in so far? The dashes of course! Yup, I just glazed over that row in the chart over and over and over again. There is really nothing wrong with changing the pattern, but I do prefer the look of the squares to the dashes. With so much already completed though, the dashes with continue on the arms as well.
My son and I finished the Blackwell Pages' last book Thor's Serpents by K.L. Armstrong and have moved on from the Norse Gods too reading about the Greek Gods in the hugely popular Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan. We are on book 1 The Lightning Thief and enjoying it thus far. It's a bit sillier, faster paced and more humorous than the Blackwell series which I think I preferred, but it's a bit too early to judge. I gave my son the DVD of the movie based on this book as a treat to watch after we finish reading the book. What books are you reading now?
Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On and Ginny for Yarn Along