Oh, well, best laid plans and all that!
I’ve only just unpacked from my holiday and not really stopped spinning because of the slight distraction of having various tradesmen wandering in and out of the house at sparrows-fart.
Beold the newly plastered hole in the celing!
And all because the lady loves a burst hot water pipe! It ruined the bathroom floor/kitchen ceiling so there will be flooring and wallpaper and everything (however I’m not sure who’ll be fitting the floor because it’s not down on the schedule of works)!
I have managed some knitting, see?
The Hedera socks for me are whizzing along nicely, thank you for asking, and I’ve also finished one half of a pair of Fetching mitts for my mum (no photo because even if you haven’t knit a pair you almost certainly know what they look like!).
I’ve also managed some more on my dad’s Gansey cardigan:
The patterning is pretty easy to knit, but the “Pine Tree” or chevron section requires both the chart and concentration, where as the diagonal one is really easy and can be done with just a tiny bit of prompting.
I’ve also finally bought some yarn for a much longed-for and much anticipated project for my mum:
For years she’s wanted a sleeveless pullover in a cricket-style (fairly simple in design with cables and a v-neck) in cream and Lancashire-red. Being a bit of an old young hippie, I picked Vermont Organic O-Wool Balance as the perfect yarn for her – it’s a cotton/merino blend, perfect for her sensitive skin and it’s organic to boot! Well, the closest I could get with the Balance was natural (correct) and ruby (a little pink-ish for the red-rose county, but it will do!)
I’ve got my eye on Veste Everest by Veronik Avery from the Fall/Autumn 2005 issue of Interweave Knits (Ravlery link) which is pretty much perfect in terms of style and the sizing seems perfect. I’ll be knitting the second size in the pattern. Hurrah for skinny people making my knitting life easier (hint, hint dad!)! 😀
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