Folded is almost too much stockinette stitch even for me. I love a mindless knit; it goes so well with reading. Folded and I just finished The Dressmaker (by Kate Alcott)--but I still have miles more to knit! I loved the Dressmaker, just one of the many newly released Titanic books marking the centenniel of the disaster. It follows life after surviving the sinking through the eyes ofa young servant girl-- a dressmaker-wannabe--as she makes her way in the dog-eat-dog world of haute couture under the "guidance" of Lady Duff Gordon, an aristocratic and not very nice Titanic survivor. The emphasis of the book is on the Senate investigation of the sinking and how many more people could possibly have been rescued if not for the selfishness of a few "entitled". Historical fiction, with the emphasis on fiction in depicting the young dressmaker's life.
I'm knitting Folded with String Theory's Hand dyed Caper sock yarn--which has a touch of cashmere in it. It's beautifully, buttery soft. The pullover is knit from the bottom up, in the round--the sleeves are finished and just about to be added to the bodice, so the knitting will get a bit more interesting real soon. There are little pleats in the front, and since I'm most likely going to run low on yarn, I'm going to stripe the yoke like the linked picture. I'll be happy if mine turns out even half as pretty as that one.
The church charity knitting group has decided to meet every Wednesday after the noontime Lenten service through Lent. One project we talked about was making bookmarks to be left with shut-ins after a visit--along with a little book of meditations, a Bible, a bestseller!!--whatever we deemed appropriate for the visit. Guess I'll find out today if this is really the project-of-the-month. But, I'm ready!
(The book is Green Market Baking Book by Laura c. Martin that someone suggested in a yarnalong post earlier in the year. Wish I knew who to thank. It's a great book!!! The whole family is loving it!)