I almost made this a 1-1 draw, but since the only knitting I’ve done in the last few days has been 6 rows on the Swan Lake Stole and a pair of Fetching mittens, I didn’t think that really counted!
I’ll post photos of my cooking adventures tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday, but in the mean time I can give you just the third finished item of 2008 (I’m a slacker!)
Name: Birthday Fetchings
Pattern: (name, author, source) Fetching by Cheryl Niamath from Summer 2006 issue of knitty.com
Size(s): (to fit, finished size) they came out quite small (see yarn substitution)
Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) Stylecraft Renaissance DK, wool/acrylic, DK, green
Needles: (size, material, style) 2 x 4 mm circular needles
Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) Combination throughout
Modifications: Substituted yarn (it was what I had to hand) and as a result they came out smaller than prescribed.
Notes: I cast these on when I was in the Lake District and they were then somewhat abandoned until I realised my mum’s birthday was screaming up on me! I think the world and their mother have knit these, but they were my first pair. My comments? Nice simple pattern, but could do with one-or-two tweaks to make them fit better (e.g. a thumb gusset).
My Wisdom teeth have decided to … well, I don’t know, but they’re not making me whimper in pain anymore. [shrug]
My brother is very tired, feels a bit "weird" but is basically OK. He’ll be home in 9 weeks and 2 days. I’m not counting. Much.
The most terrifying few hours in my life where those from when he sent a text at 4 p.m. my time to say he’d landed and 11 p.m. to say he’d got to his friend’s house. I don’t think I’d’ve slept if he hadn’t got in touch!
I’m off to have a bath to hopefully get rid of this headache I’ve had since this morning. Maybe it had something to do with no breakfast, 3 cups of coffee and "testing" a cake filling I was making. Hmmm….. 😉
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