Picture the scene; it’s Wednesday morning and I trek down to the village to get my hair beaten back into submission. Forty minutes later, it has succumbed and I traipse off the other end of the village to the haberdashers to buy yarn for “Christmas things”. I buy said yarn (two balls of DK and one ball of aran) and go home. I get home, take the carrier bag out and look at the yarn. I swear (loudly and frequently). I’ve forgotten to buy yarn for the fingerless mittens and scarf set I wanted to make for my neighbour. I swear again. I write myself a reminder to go back down to the village sometime next week. I swear again.
Things that I like:
The fact that my name spelt backwards means “Here” in Welsh.
My Mum’s cardigan:
I have to come up with a better name for it than that, so here are the choices:
Her “true” Elvish name: Lanyare from http://www.elvish.org/elm/names.html
Hobbit name Aludda Smallburrow , Princess of the Halflings
Elvin name Cuthien Queen of LÃ³rien
Dwarf name Clylla Zirak
Human name Eowirethien Envinyatar
Wizard name Arien , Lady of the Valar
Since she’s not tall and willowy I don’t think that the elvish names are appropriate, but I do think she’s a bit magic, so I think I’ll call the cardigan “Arien“.
Progress so far (click on the picture for a larger view of the labels):
Books, lovely books:
I got A Gathering of Lace and Loop-d-loop from the library! I think that GOL might have to be “acquired” sometime in the future. There are quite a few patterns that have caught my eye (mainly in the shawls category) and I think I’ll have a mass of the Olive lace weight left over after I’ve finished the mystery shawl.
Loop-d-loop is also really good. I love the riding jacket, the bias fair isle jumper, the slip stitch kilt (as a shawl though), the ballet top and the steek tank (the last two don’t have photos, but Google and there’ll be a ton). I’m not sure if this is a “keeper”, but I can definitely see myself making at least one thing (the steek tank in Rowan Cotton Tape).
Something to brighten my day:
I submitted my “I’m knitting not revising photo” to Uknitty’s competition to commemorate UK knitting week – and I won!
I got four skeins of Louisa Harding Sari Silk yarn:
(complete with lolly and pen)
I’m off to recover from the flu jab I had yesterday and watch Bleak House.