Sleepy Wednesday

I overdid it a bit on Monday and Tuesday and this morning, I couldn’t get up. I was so bad, my dad brought me tea in bed as a gentle prod. The arrival of some knitting books from Amazon soon got me up though!

Things have been moving slowly around here, mostly because I spent all day Monday and Tuesday practising. I finished up my Jitterbug socks on the bus yesterday morning. There’s something about grafting a toe together that makes me want to stand up and do a little toe-grafting dance (I’m pretty sure such a dance exists in every knitter’s legs, whether or not they know it).

I have no idea why I was so worried about not having enough yarn for the pair. I have about a third of the skein left over, which is pleasing, irritating and depressing all in one! Good value for money… useless sock yarn ends… and depressingly small feet.

I finally abandoned River last night and put one of my Barbara Walker Treasuries to good use.

Mum’s Birthday Shawl

I knit four garter st rows on 6.5mm needles and started straight into the lace pattern. The pattern is Wave Peaks from the Third Treasury. I was a little unsure about how the lace would look knitted on larger needles. I thought the plain knitted parts would be too open for the lace to show properly, but I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out.

I’ve been thinking alot about new projects and have been struggling to contain a fresh bout of startitis. I swapped a pattern with La Glitz for Orangina (you’ll have to click through, there’s no direct link) and couldn’t resist swatching for it straight away.

Lives depend on my knitting a cotton top RIGHT NOW!!

The yarn is Wendy’s Supreme 4-ply cotton. At 267m per ball, I should get a new top for the summer for €15! Must… finish…. other…. projects….

This stuff isn’t helping. I took a spin out to This is Knit on Sunday to catch up with the girls, take my usual grope’n’smell tour of the shop and lighten my purse. The light blue on the top is Debbie Bliss Cathay which I plan on turning into one of these. The purple is Debbie Bliss Rialto. I have been holding out on this stuff for months and really, it was all too much for me. I was powerless in the face of such squidgy merino. Initially destined for one of these, I am beginning to reconsider after receiving Lace Style in the post this morning.

Thank you, one and all, for your congratulations and well wishes via my last post! I am now on the home straight for my exams. My first one is next Thursday. Should be fine but not taking any chances!

5 thoughts on “Sleepy Wednesday

  1. Seeing as how I outed myself as a lurker on another knitting blog I visit, I thought I would do the same here. The whole blogging world is new to me so it feels a bit weird like I´m reading someone´s diary when I shouldn´t.. That´s why I never posted before. I usually follow the link from This is Knit.

    Let me introduce myself. My name is Averil. I´m Irish but I live in Madrid (where it feels a bit like Monsoon season at the moment. Incredible downpours and thunder storms.)I´ve recently restarted knitting after many years and I´ve been really surprised at how big the knitting community is online, and I´m slowly learning who the knitting celebrities are! I am really impressed by the speed at which you knit! Your list of finished items continues to grow.

    I have a quick question, as I said I have recently started back knitting. I´d be somewhere between a beginner and intermediate. I´ve knitted simple sock patterns before, but I am no where near designing my own stuff anytime soon! I´ve been itching to try the jaywalker sock pattern, but I was just wondering how difficult it is.

    Well, continued success with your music.

  2. I agree–grafting toes is very gratifying. That’s the only thing I miss when I knit toe-up. I’m surprised to hear how much you had left over, but if you think about it, 1/3 of a ball would mean you’re only missing 1/6 of a ball in the length of each sock. That’s not a whole heckuva lot.

    Mum’s new shawl looks like it’s off to a lovely start!

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