I've started a new project! I'm turning some skeins of oh-so-lovely Legende
into the child's tweedy coat on page 23 of Phildar's Tricotez Calin
. (Surprised it's Phildar? I surely hope not). I'm using some brand spankin' new Crystal Palace bamboo circular needles that are so much fun to use, I feel like taking them everywhere I go, waving them in people's faces and saying, "bambooooooooo, baby!" Okay, I joke. But it's no joke that I love these needles - the stitches don't slide around and each stitch looks so perfect. Knitting with these needles makes me feel like trilling out a chorus of "the hills are aliiiive, with the sound of music". Just like Julie Andrews, but tone deaf.
I swatched, got the gauge on the first try, reworked the pattern lengthwise to suit my son's whopping 7 cm above average height, and have knitted halfway through the back. Alison from the blue blog
(whom I have to thank for my fabby bamboo needles, by the way) is making the project doubly fun by doing two of those jackets for her twin boys along with me. Be sure to check hers out as well!