I am still here, in one piece.
Life seems to have been rushing along at a pace, one blink of the eye and it's nearly the end of September. Things have been hectic at school and the only thing I'm fit for in the evenings is a gin and tonic.
I have finished my Reversible Sock Yarn Hat.
It was cast on provisionally, one side completed and then the other.
I had chosen the maroon yarn for the second side to complement the first and intended to make it plain. The second side however was boring me silly so I added the blue stripey oddment.
Strange how stripes seem to make knitting go quicker, before I knew it I was done.
I've also finished the crochet 'Lucy Bag'.
I went the whole hog and added buttons to the flowers. It's not lined yet, I need to find some fabric.
With these projects finished off, I was looking for the next challenge.
I had lovely array of Rowan Felted Tweed, which came to me
via my friend Romain's sort out.
I could picture what I wanted to make, a stripey cardi. "Ooooooo" my work colleagues would say, as I swanned around, "that's beautiful." I would smile
smugly and reply "It's Merino and Alpaca." My little knitty world would be happy.
Unfortunately I have been unable to find the perfect pattern.
I can see it in my head.
A 'flappy' cardi, no buttons, maybe some pockets, but despite much prevaricating and searching through Ravelry and the like, I still can't find it.
So, the Felted Tweed has gone back into the stash.
I've had two more failed cast-ons (tension, bah!) but, finally I'm going for Abalone which is a waistcoat.
It's knitted in one piece and then grafted together on the shoulders.
For this I'm using some British Breeds Jacob Grey Aran. Possibly not as luxurious as the Silk/Merino yarn which the pattern suggests, but this yarn has been in my stash for nearly 4 years, so I'm pleased to be using it.
The aran has a pleasantly 'sheepy' smell and although it is a little course, I think it's going to be really warm, so useful in the Autumn days we're currently experiencing.
So all in all Happy Days.
My ankle is still hurting but at least I can get shoes on now and looking on the bright side, it's only 3 weeks until half term. Woot!
As always, have fun and keep smiling.