This post is brought to you by the letter O.

Super secret projects aside, this is what I’m working on when I’m not knitting baby/toddler socks.

oshimaThe pattern is Oshima by Jared Flood. I finished the sleeves awhile ago. It’s nice to have them done. They were fairly simple. I enjoyed trying a different kind of double decrease that I’ve never tried before on the sleeve cap. I also love that they have doubled cuffs because that mean’s I’ll have an extra long sleeve when I’m chilly and want to pull it down over my hands.

oshima-2I’m a few inches into the body. So far nothing exciting to report. I like the way the yarn feels. It has a lanolin feel to it that is pleasant. It’s Jo Sharp DK Wool Tweed in Blueberry. I’m looking forward to some brioche at the top of the body. I think I will add about 2 inches to the body, because I’m long-waisted and I prefer a 15 inch length from armpit to end of sweater in most sweaters.

I have a lot of stockinette going on in my life, as usual. These kinds of projects let me plow through ebooks while I knit, like the Sookie Stackhouse series. I’m on Dead Reckoning. Having some quick and easy reads really take some of the stress away from research articles, plus my library has had all but the last 2 as ebooks to borrow. Sweet! I’ve also read the first book of the All Souls Trilogy. I devoured it. I’m holding off on reading the second book just yet. I think I’m surprised at how much I love delving into the paranormal fantasy genre, but it’s captivating sometimes. I also recently acquired The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes. So far it’s lovely. Who doesn’t love a good knitting essay? I also love audiobooks. I finished Code Name Verity and I highly recommend it. The audiobook had lovely accents. It’s set in WW2, told from the viewpoint of two friends: one a pilot, and the other a spy of sorts. It has great narration and a gripping storyline.

Any book recommendations? I have an audiobook credit coming up soon on Audible…

12 thoughts on “This post is brought to you by the letter O.

  1. The Dresden files by Jim Butcher, Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilon, Psy/changeling series by Nalini Singh. All great reads. I loved the Sookie books, so sad the series is over now.

  2. I love that pattern! I’m thinking you are right adding length. It very well may be my very first sweater. I’m pretty much a sock, mitten, hat and scarf/cowl gal but am ready to embark on a sweater journey! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I’m a big huge fan of sci/fi and fantasy, so I love almost anything by Orson Scott Card, Ray Bradbury, and Margaret Atwood. The audiobooks from Blackstone Audio are really good, the actors/readers are excellent.

  4. I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series until the last couple of books; they kind of fell apart, so you aren’t missing much if you don’t get to them. If you haven’t read them yet, you’ll love the Hunger Games series. I also go back and re-read my old Anne McCaffrey fantasy books (Pern series) if you like female leads with some dragons thrown in.

    • Nice! I quit in the middle of the third Hunger Games book. I think I just burned out and got depressed by it, but I’ll go back eventually. I also stopped mid 4th book of Game of Thrones, and maybe I’ll return one day. I’ve never ready Anne McCaffrey. I’ll keep that in my list!

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