Just a quick post to let you know that errata for the Apple Strudel are finally… finally… available here.
January 10, 2010
January 7, 2010
Maybe you, like me, are sick of hearing about snow. Let’s not talk about snow. Let’s talk about far more interesting and relevant things, like knitting!
There’s nothing like a cold snap to prompt a serious bout of startitis. Here’s my Peaks Island Hood. I’m using Tivoli Celtic Superwash which I haven’t used in a few years. They’re now spinning it in Turkey, more’s the pity, but the yarn has changed from being quite scratchy to being very soft and smooth. I am about halfway through but had to leave it down because there is only so much seed stitch I can knit (see: lingering Minimalist cardigan…)
I got a really nice Christmas present of a pile of Rowan Lima to make Stilwell. I love the yarn, I love the pattern…
…but for some reason, my gauge has decided to bump itself up a few stitches in the 30 seconds between knitting my swatch and knitting the garment. When I took the photo this morning, I thought, hmm, that looks a bit small. It’s actually about 14″ across, which means I’m going to end up with a 28″ jumper. I can go no further.
Which is just as well for Alb because it means I am just going to have to resume knitting his jumper.
I stalled out because I wanted him to try it on before I went any further. I am about halfway down the body after joining it under the arms. I got him to try it on last night and the verdict was: 1. The colour is nice. 2. The texture is nice (newsflash! men like plain stockinette!). 3. It’s a bit short right now.
Keeping me going during the Christmas holidays – although, honestly, there wasn’t much knitting as I was very busy with the sleeping and the eating – was another Swallowtail shawl made from Wagtail mohair.
Yesterday I rearranged my bedroom, moved my desk beside the window and put my sewing machine on it. The effect was instantaneous: now I feel like sewing. Isn’t it strange how light and surroundings can affect how much you want to do something? Anyway, I finished up the cutest wee project last night that I’ll show you tomorrow. I have been very brave and have decided to try and sew another skirt. I currently have two Frankenskirts languishing so hopefully this will be third time lucky!