I'm wondering when my stripes obsession will end. It shows no sign of stopping yet. On my (four) needles at the moment is a scarf. 60 stitches in the round making a dreamy warm tube of Alpaca and Wool. Yes, it's Drops again. Come to think of it I have a Drops obession too.
The needles are 4mm and the yarn 4ply, so the fabric is open, but that's just fine. The lovely rhythm of going round and round and round........................ As this is a small project it can also come my emergency knitting for all those times when you are sitting somewhere ~ traffic jam, dentist, lunch time ~ with your fingers itching for something to occupy them.
Of course, the true joy of stripes, be it in socks or a scarf, is thinking about the next colour and how that's going to look, "I'll just finish this colour before I go to bed." We all do it.
I am making this right now because I snapped one of my needles on my blue stripy cardi ~ which
co-incidentally is the same yarn as this scarf. Well I say I snapped it ~ I put it down on the sofa to make a cup of tea and the dog jumped onto the knitting and snapped it. This is, obviously, completely my fault and I can't be cross with him.
Half term is here and I've finished off the bit of patchwork I was doing on my new sewing machine. You'll notice this is not a close up shot because it is a fairly gash bit of sewing and is never going to win a prize. I made it double sided, shoved a bit of wadding in and quilted it around the hexagons. Don't really know what I am doing in the world of patchwork, and I'm not entirely sure I should be in it either.
Anyhoo my machine can sit on it and I used up some fabric I've had for 25/30 years so it's not all bad.So there we are, it's now gone midday and I'm still trying to get Master Clicky out of bed. I've played Black Eyed Peas' "I've gotta feeling," at him, full blast, but it's not moved him. Annoyed him a lot though, and that's what being a parent is all about.
See you soon...........Clicky Needles.