Several years ago, I knit a cardigan (this one) using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. It wasn't fancy. Just a regular old throw-it-on kind of cardigan. As in . . . throw-it-on over your pajamas when it's chilly in the house in the morning. Or throw-it-on to go wander in the garden on a fall afternoon. Or to walk the dogs. You know. That kind of cardigan.
But, while Shelter is a lovely yarn -- rustic, light, warm, comfortable -- it breaks easily. And I had made the mistake of seaming with it. When I went to throw-it-on last fall, I noticed several holes in the seams where the Shelter had just given out.
So I did what I often do with mending projects: I folded it up and stuck it on a chair in my guest room.
(And let's just say there was no throwing-this-on last year at all.)
As the weather started turning cooler last week, I decided I didn't want to go another season without this cardigan. I broke down and got out my mending-tools.
And set to work.
And in less than 30 minutes . . .
we were back in business!
Let the throwing-it-on commence.
(And just in time. Because it is suddenly cardigan season.)
As for what I'm reading? In print, I have Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland (my latest book group selection, and - surprise - I'm really enjoying it). In my ears, I have The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish . . . and it is excellent! It's quite long (almost 600 pages/24 hours), but well worth the investment of time.
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