What a week!
My KWC project, Bliss, didn’t get finished. I’ve got the front and back pieces done, but ended up finishing the back piece the day after the final :} Not only that, but when I compared the front pieces to the back piece for length, I realised that they were two different colours. I was sort of half-expecting it, but after everything, it just made me so fed up with knitting it that I have just left it to one side for the moment. It is perfect weather for it, but our office is so cold (just where I’m sitting, it seems :P) that I have no incentive to finish it!
However, I finished my second sleeve for Salina last night. Horray! I am going to start sewing it up tonight. I am looking forward to knitting on the lapel. It is in seed stitch, just like the cuffs and bottom of the body. I got some wooden buttons for it when I was in Galway last weekend, so I hope that they suit. For anybody thinking of making this jumper, I would definitely recommend it and also say that you will definitely get it finished with the 6 balls recommended for 36″ chest. I bought a seventh because I wanted full-length sleeves instead of 3/4 length and I must say that I have only used a little bit of the seventh so far.
My Secret Pal sent me the greatest parcel during the week! I really needed it this week. I haven’t been feeling great. I’ve caught a bug from sitting in the draft from the air conditioning. She spun me the loveliest mohair – about 600m of it! It is a dark grey and I’m envisioning luxury socks… From what she told me, it is not the easiest to spin, which makes me appreciate it all the more. I have been showing it off at home and it has been widely admired! She also sent along two skeins of Cascade 220 (hope I got that right) in a fantastic petrol blue. I’m imagining a mad blue hat with matching mittens for winter! Yay! Roll on Winter! lol… Also included was a lovely photo book of Virginia, a map of Virginia state in case I hadn’t figured out where she was from ;)… some yummy chocolates and a really fun selection of music-themed buttons. These really made me laugh and cheered me up no end.
The three books I ordered ages ago came in during the week too – Knitting Rules, Socks socks socks and One Skein. I will write more about them later. I want to post pictures too! It sucks, I hardly have any time to catch up on my blog reading or posting anymore. The concerto I was supposed to do, and then thought wasn’t going ahead, is now going ahead. I’m not really thrilled about it. I wish I didn’t have to do it.
I promise I will post pictures as soon as I can.