Monday, 25 July 2005


I was soooo cold this morning, and this afternoon I had to try not to snooze at work in the warmth. No wonder I've had a horrid summer cold since last week. The weather here is not wonderful for July. I know lots of friends who have gone on holiday in the UK this week; I hope those who are camping don't get washed out! Fingers crossed it'll improve as the week progresses.

Despite the weather, and my health, the knitting is coming along nicely.

My Clover silk top now has a eyelet edged neckline and 2 sleeves, and is awaiting seaming.

Angel has a lace edging actually sewn onto the body. Yes, you read that correctly. I accomplished this long-awaited task during a fab Knit Chat this Saturday - thanks ladies! So now Angel just needs a buttonband which is I think approx 200 odd stitches long... Hmm, a minor final task..

And yes, I've started a new project. Or two.

I had to start the first one as it's a replacement scarf in the new Sirdar Fizz for a relative. I'm not really enjoying it but it has to be done. The yarn is fabulous to feel, but I'm just not in the mood to pull out the bits on each row of knitting before doing the next.

The second one I started out of frustration last night when I needed some knitting that didn't need to be groomed after each row. So I scoured quickly through my stitch directory, grabbed my bargain odd ball of Cashsoft 4ply, and began on 3.5mm needles. I'm thinking of a yummy cuddly scarf in Horseshoe Lace (aka fishtail lace) pattern. I'm still experimenting though; this morning saw 3.75mm needles with a view to 4mm and a decision to move to 4 pattern repeats instead of 3. If it looks good you'll see it here soon!

Today I also paid off my credit card bill; I've obviously had a good shopping month as it was fairly sizeable. I'm trying to clear it every month, but it's been a struggle this time. This means not only yarn diet, but shopping diet. That includes clothing, but excluding the NEXT sale order arriving over the next few days. That doesn't count 'cuz it's for my DH and my girls too. ;-) I guess the Filatura di Crosa Brilla yarn from Marchmoon and the Stop Print from Wollywood will have to wait. I. MUST. USE. MY. YARN. STASH.


littlelixie said...

I'm tagging you! There is a thing about idiosyncracies on my blog that is a kind of chain-blog thing. Post yours if you dare!

Celeste said...

Nooo don't both pulling out the bits of yarn as you go along, they'll work themselves out eventually, especially if it's knitted loosely or you give it a bit of a stretch afterwards...
If it was me as a recipient I'd be quite happy to tweak the bits out afterwards, but maybe that's just the sign of an incurable crafter who neds something to do with their fingers.

ra said...

know what you mean about the cc bill. just got mine, bought a new computer and a digital camera this month. OUCH!