I had very little time to concentrate on my Xander this past week, in fact I was so busy that I barely got time to look at all the loveliness at last week's yarn along, so I apologize in advance for not being able to comment on all the pretty projects started and finished out there. Because my time was mostly in snippets and in the car alot, I chose to cast on some more manageable knitting, you know the kind that will fit in a small bag with instructions that are mostly repeats :)
First up, a beautiful cowl I'm knitting for my boys' cello teacher ~ It's the January Cowl from Jumper Cable Knitting (Ravelry pattern here, my notes here.) I am loving this easy pattern and lovely Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Peruvian wool. It might look fairly orangein the photo, but it's softly heathered and actually a really muted shade that matches it's name "Persimmon".
A little project I've been wanting to start for myself is the beautiful Shalom cardigan. It is a delightful pattern and I am so pleased with the yarn I chose for this project ~ some Knitpicks Bulky Swish in "Stormy". It's 100% Merino Superwash and so soft. (Raverly notes here, Shalom pattern here.)
I am back to reading I Capture the Castle, taking a break from The Children's Book (sort of) it's getting a little weird.
Hope you're having a great week and enjoying some great reading and handiwork time with all your sweeties!