Not Tuesday as in the sense of what day it is of course, rather the name of the cardigan I cast on over the weekend is the Ruby Tuesday a really straightforward top down seamless cardi with a yoke increasing in size with rows of eyelets.
It's an interesting construction and actually the first top down seamless adult garment that I've made. I'm using Drops Alpaca which creates a gorgeous light, fuzzy, warm fabric, but I have to say it keeps getting up my nose, literally! I've used alpaca blends before and not had any issues, but I'm having to stop every five minutes or so for a furious nose rub. I don't think I'm allergic to the alpaca I just think its the loose fibres floating up my nozzle - I know, not a nice image sorry!
I'm thoroughly enjoying the knitting though and as the French Open is on at Roland Garros at the moment and I'm a mad keen tennis fan I've managed to get quite a lot done. Not ideal when you're watching Andy Murray as nerves and frustration can cause all sorts of unpicking to be done. Easy peasy when Rafa's on, as it tends to be more smooth sailing watching him, bless his little tough, feisty, hard working heart :)
If you read last week's post you'll know I was reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. All finished now, even though I tried very hard to prolong it and I enjoyed it very much. Ernest Hemingway is a person I knew very little about and seeing his early years as a writer through his wife Hadley's eyes was fascinating and very interesting. I'll not give anything away, but I really felt for her.......
Having just read a book on my Kindle and once again enjoyed the process enormously (think it's great with my dodgy eyesight) I decided to return to an absolute favourite of mine 'Madame Bovary' by Gustave Flaubert. It's a book I haven't read for some years so it will be interesting to see my view on it as a considerably older woman.
Can you see the totally unintentional French theme, peculiar, but there you are, sometimes you must just go where the mood takes you.
Happy Wednesday to you all and I hope you have a good book and a lovely project on the go.