The twisted seed stitch pattern of my Shalom cardigan is very pretty but is time-consuming. It takes me so long to do one row. I also hadn't figured on the fact that the stitch pattern in the yoke may take up a lot of yarn in comparison to the stockinette sweater I repurposed the yarn from, but considering the original sweater had a collar, sleeves, and pockets and this project is cap-sleeved and sweeps away from the midline, I think I should have plenty.
Right after taking this picture, I read the last two chapters of Little House on the Prairie. Every time Almanzo made an appearance my heart went pitter pat in such a silly way! Today was our eighth wedding anniversary, and reading about sweet young beginnings of love at this time made me remember so clearly the first days and months of our love.
In a similar yet unrelated vein, every time a shawl or wrap was mentioned in the book, my knitter's imagination ran zigzagging away from me wondering about the style, color, and origin of their garments. As a living history reeanctor in my younger years, I have a love affair with understanding civilian lifestyles, woman's daily fashions, etc, of times past. Aw, knitting. You provide such a fulfilling link from my present mind to the women who have come before.
Next up, These Happy Golden Years! I am joining up with Ginny but typing on my phone since we are out of town right now, so providing an actual link may or may not happen.