As always with these things, a second knit of the same pattern leads to to think on what you felt could be improved upon when knitting next time around.
There is an old guy called Ken that is a Perennial customer. He’s always at the bar, in exactly the same place every week, doing the crossword as we knit. He’s a little down at heal, and smells slightly, but is a good man at heart.
It appears this week that the landlord (Matt) offered him a DVD player and speakers. The Duty manager was very insistant on trying to help Ken get it home as well…
It might not be the cheapest pub ever, but The New Rose is one of the friendliest. 🙂
Well, this is what it looks like now!
and these are being worked to join them… Although, I’m not 100% happy, so these may well get ripped
I’m working Bottom up, but I get the feeling that somehow, I should be working top down.
All of these are worked in Waffle Stitch, and as you can see, although functionally finished, I’ve not blocked yet. Apart from anything, it’s cold, and I needed to keep my ears warm!
I’ve also pretty much not knit on anything else since I got these on the needles, and I can see why I’m a multi WIP girl, I was SO BORED of the scarf when I took it off of the needles! So, I will have to go through my WIP Stash, and dig out all my other UFOs that have been being neglected since May, when I started these!
However, as I twittered, I had a little bit of a falling down in Loop…
My eye was caught by the Colourway… I ignored it and looke at other yarns… then I touched. 100% Baby Alpaca. I was doomed.
Got to AK, wound 2 of the three skeins into Balls, and chatterted with Maggie and Verity about what it should be. We decided upon a Triangular Striped Shawl, with Lacy inserts.
Mind you, I think I’m ripping back to the first lacy section, as I’ve got 13 St on one side of the increase and 17 on the other! OOPS!!!
Note the tearing on the label? When I got given said pressie, it was Australian GP weekend, so I was sitting on the chair round at hers, with my hand inside the skein, wiggling my fingers inside the buttery softness as we enjoyed the race, and Ann ranted about how bad Ralf Schumacher really is… (I agree, as an aside.) Hence, one split ball band!
Something I also wasn’t expecting was pressies from Christine:
The lady knows me and my penchant for BIG needles well! 😉 I’m so glad the Lurid Day-glo came out so well on film, they really are that yellow!
Thank you both, and I apologise for my tardy posting!
Yep, it’s been hectic. As always. No excuses apart from too much real life fitting into certainly not enough hours!
So, just to prove that I still do it:
This is my latest project. Bought as “Emergency Yarn” 3 weeks ago. I wasn’t planning to attend Angel Knits that Tuesday, so I brought no knitting to work with me. However, I didn’t go where I was intending to go, so it was a mad after work dash to Loop for supplies!
I’d bought some Manos De Uruguay for Fred in SP9 and really liked the hand of it at the time, so, when I saw the colourway above, it was a no-brainer purchase really. 3 skeins, the fiddlesticks shown, and 2x60cm 6mm Addi turbos for the hat to go with the above scarf!
I’m knitting in a waffle-like stitch: CO 23st long tail, ws=k1,p1 rs=k all, BO when as tall as me! Should block out lovely.
Using logic, the wool that is for the hat is sitting in my desk at work, as I don’t want to have to make another mad dash! 😉