Today I have a tale of a Temari Cardigan. A pattern made in Fiberspates Scrumptious Aran a lovely combination of Merino and Silk. My budget wasn't going to stretch that far, so I found some Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed instead. I swatched, tension was fine. I started to knit, everything was going well. I've now nearly finished one of the sleeves and upon consulting the pattern I realise that it's longer than the pattern says in fact the body is longer too.
Now, I can probably sort it out, but it needs brain power, something I seem to be lacking in at the moment, so into the naughty corner it has gone.
Whilst it is there I started that other project that was bubbling away in my mind.
It is Mon Petit Gilet by Isabelle Milleret.
I didn't find the pattern myself, I was mooching through some favourites of fellow Butterfly Knitter, Feltaria on Ravelry, and came across it. I thought about it for a whole day ~ can I really be bothered to knit a whole cardi in sock weight yarn? ~ and then ordered the necessary.
The main yarn is Drops Alpaca, lovely and soft.
the same yarn that I made my Fabulous Stripey Socks in.
Do you want to see?
Of course you do.
It's top down so the ribbing is the neck edge.
I am loving it so far, making me go a bit heart skippy.
Back in the real world the sun has made a welcome appearance, and Miss Clicky and me have been having nice horse rides (her) and walks (me).
On Saturday we passed a field with some Jacob Sheep in
went through an interesting gate
and passed some ducks dabbling in the village well.
The sunshine has seen me in the garden, I've mown the lawn and cut back lots of shrubs, it's looking a lot better. I've also done loads of washing. There is nothing quite like sun dried washing.
Lastly some tulips Mr Clicky bought me ~ they've all had the pin prick treatment so standing right up to attention ~ look how well they go with my clock and
Christmas pom-pom bunting.
That's me for now.
Have a good week.........Clicky Needles