red sweater? Last summer when we were in Virginia, I started a red swingy garter stitch sweater. I wasn't happy with it despite the fact that I had only had a few inches of the sleeve to go before I finished the entire sweater! After a brief timeout, I frogged the whole sweater. This delighted the kiddos, since I had the largest yarn ball when I was done. With renewed intentions, I brought the yarn with me again this time. I had decided to just knit an Annabel sweater.
As soon as I finished the last bit of knitting on my Leaves of Grass blanket and had even woven in the ends, I cast on for my reclaimed sweater. It is such lovely yarn, and it deserved a lovely sweater that I would actually wear. I still am unsure about the style for my figure. I could have done an offset front like my original sweater, but I decided to just follow the pattern as written. I have some buttons from Jenny the Potter, which I bought last year at Maryland Sheep and Wool, that I think they will be perfect. I am working on the body of the sweater now. It does knit up quickly.
I finished Sweet Tooth this week and have started back in on The Sandcastle Girls. I enjoyed Sweet Tooth, although I had the ending figured out quite early in the reading. I am only about a third of the way through The Sandcastle Girls and am already captivated. The story is about multiple generations within a family in Massachusetts and their stories over the years. They have Armenian roots and the tale flashes between a young woman from Boston working in Syria with her father and the man she meets there, to her grand-daughter in modern day America. It is quite good thus far. I also finished my audiobook, which was another Chris Bohjalian book, Before You Know Kindness. This one was the tale of a family and the trauma that occurs when lies, varied lifestyles and love intermingle. It was an interesting read full of complex characters and issues. Next up for my ears is Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. Too early to tell with this book. More about it next week.
So, for those of you knitting along with Ginny, how was your week? Any new knitting or reading? Have you ever frogged a completed project? Were you happy with the one? Do tell.