I hope I didn't bore the pants off you with yesterday's post, and as promised no mention of
aircraft at all today.
So what have I been knitting?
My Abalone waistcoat has been growing at a rate of knots. Well it's Aran weight and 5mm needles so it has flown.
Only one slight problem. I've completed the main body and I'm now ready to pick up for the sleeve cuffs and the front edging and I've run out of yarn.
As I mentioned before it's British Breeds Jacob Grey Aran. I got the yarn 4 years ago and I'm not going to be able to match it, so I've gone for some light Grey Suffolk Aran in a total contrast.
I've been for a quick 'click' ;-) and it should be winging it's way to me soon.
Whilst waiting for the Grey Suffolk I think I'll take the opportunity to block it as it's rolling a lot.
When I was in Stroud the other day I popped into Shaw's the Drapers and found they had some more lime green and grey Marriner Double Knit in stock. This is the yarn I use for making blankets; 150g and £1.70 per ball, so a bargain. The blanket is looking ok but a zing of lime green is really going pep it up, the grey is a new colour as well.
I haven't done much for a while but the new yarn is spurring me on, I can't wait to get the green in.
I thought you might like to see this flower. It's my Shoe Horn plant so named because the leaves are flat like ~ yes you've guessed it ~ a shoe horn. The flowers really look weird.
That's about it for today I think.
Autumn is drawing in, the leaves are turning and we've started lighting the woodburner to keep the chill off in the evening.
I'm giddy with excitement because next Sunday is Ally Pally, Knitting and Stitching Show.
I can't wait.
As always have fun.
Bye for now...............Clicky Needles.