It's time to join in Ginny's Yarn Along for October!
I can't actually show you what I'm currently knitting, because I've just finished both of my WIPs! I'm itching to get something new on my needles (which, of course, means buying new patterns...), and hope to cast on a project or two soon.
One of my recently finished projects was my "Bubble net cowl," made with Knit Picks Alpaca cloud lace in colorway "Emma" (purchased on clearance -- it's out of stock now). I do love the names of the Alpaca cloud colorways! They're all heroes and heroines from beloved stories. I kind of wanted to do a Jane Austen themed knit (how perfect would that be!), but Bubble net was calling to me, and the blue seemed a perfect fit for a "whale" cowl -- if you've never seen whales make a bubble net, look it up on YouTube! It's fascinating.
My current read is A Passion for the Impossible: the Life of Lilias Trotter, by Miriam Huffman Rockness. It is a remarkable and inspiring read, detailing the life of a woman who ministered as a missionary to Algeria in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you've never heard of Lilias Trotter, I highly recommend looking her up! Her devotion to Christ, compassion for unreached peoples, and tenacity in the face of opposition is truly remarkable. She gave up so much -- including the promise of fame as a brilliant artist, studying under the famous John Ruskin. Her drawings and paintings are truly beautiful! My interlibrary loan due date is looming, but with a few other books complete, I'm now devouring this volume.
And, a few more obligatory shots of my new cowl! I'd been working on it since March, as a "mindless" project to pull out during movies and such. Of course, now I'll need a new easy project to replace it with! But this is probably the perfect time of year to wear this cowl, so I'm pleased with the timing.
This was my first time knitting with lace yarn, and it was a bit tricky! It's like knitting with thread. But I love the delicate, cobwebby result.
Now that it's October, I'm in quite the mood to knit, and I'm hoping to make a dent in my yarn stash and project queue while that mood lasts! Happy yarning to you all, and I hope you're having a lovely Fall season so far!