This is definitely a slow process… although that means I get to watch more War and Peace and my guilty secret viewing Nashville (this is so trashy and melodramatic – love it).
I successfully completed the waist decreases and I am just onto the bust increases – I’m thinking of putting a life line in for when everything goes pear shaped.
There is a nice rhythm to this and (so far) the yarn has been angelic (except for the first ball which fell apart). I haven’t quite got to the point where I could do this out and about and keep track of the lace pattern.
The other day I succumbed to the lure of the yarn shop and bought two new sock yarns
I couldn’t really help myself …but they are beautiful.
So when I should have been doing this …
Blue Jean Wrap
I was buying this …
Misti Alpaca – Tilt a Whril
The blue jean wrap is coming together quite nicely – an easy to remember lace repeat, but it is always fun to buy new yarn.
I store my yarn in various different places around the house and I decided it was time to get organised.
I spent a bit of time on the weekend taking photos of my stash and uploading it to Ravelry.
Some of the yarn I had forgotten I had! Like this …
I have two skeins so I can make socks.
What I think I will find the most useful is the Needle & Hook chart. I am forever buying new needles just in case, but now I shall be able to refer to my Ravelry page and see whether I have the correct needle size already.
Now I just need to do some knitting.
My camera has gone on holiday so I can’t take any images – sorry.
Today I went to Spotlight and used my gift voucher (thanks Mum and Dad). I bought one of those bobbin winder things – it looks like this one here. Plus I bought more wool (I plan on making a blanket). It’s this stuff – in colour 4603. Plus a really long 5mm circular needle (I’m working on the theory that a blanket will have lots of stitches).