The cardigan inspired by a design from a 1940s magazine is finished. It took five skeins (500 gr) of Kampes 2-ply wool. (I've even sewn the buttons in place - the main reason I seldom make cardigans.) It's a difficult colour to capture, so I'm posting two "in progress" photos to show both the colour and the shape:
|1940s cardigan: colour|
|1940s cardigan: shape|
How about summing up some favourites of 2012, not in terms of knitting since that is what all my posts are about :)
1. Three new favourite movies: Take shelter, Tomboy and Amour. Superb acting and deeply moving stories. I recently saw Life of Pi, which wasn't my cup of tea, although I must say it was a feast for the eyes. Not that it's bad, it's simply a matter of personal taste. Even if it makes for an exciting movie, a young man fighting for survival trapped in a lifeboat simply doesn't move me the way an old woman trapped in her increasingly frail body (Amour) does - or a young girl trapped in other people's expectations of her (Tomboy) or a man trapped in his fears and delusions (Take Shelter).
2. Two new favourite writers: Jenny Diski (have read What I Don't Know about Animals and Stranger on a Train) and Richard Dawkins (The Ancestor's Tale, The Greatest Show on Earth etc.) Why hadn't I read their books before? On the other hand, it's nice to have this kind of catching up to do - and I had no idea I would find evolution this fascinating!
3. A new favourite skill - well, I wouldn't call it a skill, but learning some dances from the 1700s has been one of the true highlights of last year. On Friday I'm attending a Twelfth Night ball! I attended the one last year, and that was when I decided I must learn how to dance. (Have never been into dancing before, so I've really surprised myself.)
A new member of an 1700s society I was delighted to be asked if I wanted to pose for their 2013 calendar with photos echoing risqué pictures from the period.
It would have been rude not to!