The Ongoing Saga of the Peachy-Pink Cardigan
Or the one in which I announce the completion of the project which had previously
But for a few ends to weave in and the minor matter of blocking, it's done. I used up all the wool that remained and got another 10cm in length, so the cardigan knit in the 18-month size destined for a 20-month-old is the perfect fit for my 4-year-old. I'm refraining from judgement re the pattern. Suffice to say, I rechecked my gauge and it was spot-on. Now I just have to coax the often non-compliant 4-year-old into a spot of modelling for the camera and I can put this little baby to rest. Phew.
At least there is some new reading material on the bedside table this week. I read an interview in the paper a while ago with Jonathan Safran Foer about his book 'Eating Animals' and my interest was sparked. He was here in Sydney for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. He's a great writer and a very funny man - "But when, at the end of my sophomore year, I became a philosophy major and started doing my first seriously pretentious thinking, I became a vegetarian again."
I eat animals, but I'm increasingly uncomfortable with sourcing my meat from the supermarket or even most butchers, given it most likely originated at a factory farm. But budget dictates. And yes, I've confessed recently to the hypocrisy in some of my eating habits. But especially now that I'm responsible for feeding more people than myself, I'm keen to look at all of this stuff a bit closer. As Safran Foer says, "feeding my child is not like feeding myself: it matters more." I doubt I'll ever be a vegetarian (again), much less a vegan, but I know this book will offer other alternatives. I shall enjoy the read.
Knitting and reading with the Yarn Along-ers again.