The sun is shining for the first time in weeks and I am planning to sit and knit in the garden. Here is an update on my current knitting progress. Unusually for me I have three projects on the go at the moment.
1. Tempting II
I haven’t got that far with this yet, it is my watching TV and holding a sensible conversation knit (something I can’t seem to do when I am knitting lace). I also can read while I’m knitting this - I love knitting and reading but I can only do it if I am knitting stocking stitch or rib. By the way I’ve just finished one of the best books I’ve read this year. It is called One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding. It is funny and moving and one of those books where you miss the characters when you’ve finished it. By the way don’t you love my stitch marker? It is one my husband bought me for Christmas last year from Curious Yarns .
2. Print O’the Waves
I’m still going and I still love it but progress is slow! I’m worried about how many repeats to knit to make it long enough, - it is hard to tell how much bigger it will be when it is blocked. Does anyone have a handy guide to how much things increase by if you block them REALLY firmly?
By the way for anyone else doing this pattern Nat helpfully let me know that there is an error on the border pattern.
I’m experimenting to try and use my one good left over ball of polar to come up with a circular shrug that obviously just takes one ball…. At the moment it just looks like a fuzzy mess so no photos yet.
I also wanted to show off my new knitting cabinet. It is a Wellington Chest (this basically means that the drawers have narrow wooden shutters that fold forwards and lock the drawers in place allowing them to be easily transported). This one is an antique that came from my husband’s grandparents. We are actually getting two but could only transport one at a time. Isn’t it beautiful? All my wool and needles are nice and tidy inside.