Now that I've got a couple more projects off the needles, I've made room in the knitting basket for newer knits! I began the Ruffled Surplice while travelling last week and I've finished the back and about half of one of the front panels. I love the color of the Rowan Cotton Rope, but it's not the most fun to knit with. Since it's 55% cotton and 45% acrylic, I thought it might have a little more "give" than another cotton yarn. But after a while, the process feels more like beating the yarn into submission rather than knitting and purling. It's a bit stressful on the hands... wrists... elbows... or maybe I just knit too much. I'm also knitting on size 8's, and the ball band suggests size 10 needles, which could be adding to the problem. But I got gauge, and I really can't imagine this yarn on size 10's, anyway.
Now---scoot over and make room on the bandwagon, 'cause I got this the other day:
I've already started on the Shopping Tunic using Twinkle Soft Chunky in "urchin." I'm skeptical about how this sweater will actually look on me, but it's fun to have something knit up so quickly!