Today is a beautiful, warm, sunny day. So I took the Black Quartz sweater off the manikin and have been wearing it about town:
This is from the Smoky Quartz Tunic in Interweave Crochet Fall 2006, with additional body shaping and Lion Babysoft. The most wearable thing I have ever made. And it’s comfy. I was going to add sleeves, but it looks so cute with a cap sleeve that I’m thinking about leaving them off. Any opinions?
Alas, knitting has been a trial. I started a top-down raglan with a Knitware-generated pattern using Bernat Softee Chunky, thrilled about how quickly it was knitting up. Then I discovered that the stitch counts were completely screwy. Could the problem be that it’s a free trial version? But I knit about 3 more cables on the wristwarmers. Patience, patience.
I wanted to show off my latest cookbook acquisition:
I was depressed about something or other and wandered into the neighborhood bookstore for some restorative shopping. I saw this book by Madhur Jaffrey and couldn’t resist. First time I heard of her, she was on National Public Radio (NPR) describing her childhood food experiences in the most delectable, mouth watering terms. Like resting ripe mangos to cool in an icy mountain stream, rolling and squeezing the fruit, and piercing it to suck the cold, juicy pulp. mmmm.