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Knitting :: The cutest little baby sweater! The pattern is Flax Light from Tin Can Knits, which has been on my to-knit list since its release last year. A friend is having a baby this fall and when I saw this colourway at Cornerstone Fibres (one of my fellow vendors at the Kingston Sheepdog Trials this past weekend), I knew it would be a great yarn and pattern match. The sweater pattern is simple enough to really let all of the tones in the yarn shine. The yarn is beautifully soft, a 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon blend. While it’s not completely locally / ethically sourced, the merino was selected by the dyer from the Wool Grower’s Co-Op, and she had it custom milled.
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Reading :: Forgot to take a photo, but I just finished The Tuesday Club Murders, which was one of my favourite Agatha Christies. It’s a collection of short stories, so perfect for reading on my way to work, when I could get through a story or two each day. I’ve got a couple of other books out from the library right now, but haven’t decided which one to start next!

Watching :: Chef’s Table, which is another food series on Netflix. Each episode focuses on a different chef and their cuisine, but also acts as a kind of mini biopic. It’s enjoyable, though not as interesting as Michael Pollan’s Cooked, which I also watched recently. It’s also had me thinking a lot about the cultures we create around jobs, and the spaces this creates for those who live and work around us.

What have you been knitting and reading this week?

Linking up with KCCO and Yarn-Along.

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11 Comments

  1. I love the colour of your yarn! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. The yarn you are using is gorgeous. Then again I am always partial to purple.

  3. Your yarn looks delicious! I love Agatha Christie and I’ve been meaning to pick up my copy of Poirot’s Casebook again… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I loved the Chef’s Table series! I found them really inspiring. Cute sweater knit as well!

  5. I love that color! I’ve had bunches of babies born lately, but have been lax on the making of things…

  6. That is indeed a splendid colour, so vibrant!

  7. What a lovely yarn from color and cashmere in it? What an awesome tomodachi you are. I need to check out that Netflix series. If only I can wrest the remote control away from ‘da keiki.

  8. Lovely photos and lovely yarn!

  9. Ine Ine

    You’ve made an excellent yarn choice for this pattern. The color is awsome! I’ve recently knit Flax Light in a 100% alpaca yarn and I must say that wasn’t such a great idea for a baby sweater.

  10. baby sweaters are delightful to knit! such a quick fast project ๐Ÿ™‚ love the yarn you’re using.

  11. Ooh that yarn is gorgeous! I’m an Agatha Christie fan too.

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