Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pooling disaster

In July, I cast on Summit for my mum because (a) I'd seen the pattern in Knitty earlier this year and decided that I wanted to knit it and (b) I'd just got a job lot of lovely sock yarn in her colours (she's a summer). I haven't picked it up since mid-August and have knitted various other things in the meantime. You see, I'd put a lot of effort into this scarf and had come to realise that I pretty much hated the way it looked with the yarn I'd chosen. Tonight, I'm biting the bullet and frogging it. Am going to use the yarn for the Coquille shawl instead; from the pattern, it looks like it's designed for a variegated yarn.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

over a year??

I knew I hadn't blogged in a while but it's a surprise that it's been over a year. What's happened in that year? quite a few knitting projects including some for the Winter Ravelympics 2010. I've also submitted my phd dissertation and continued to spend most of my time being the devoted servant of Prince Benji. He's been poorly recently ... which has caused me a lot of anxiety but has obviously been worse for him as he's had to have several IVs, an operation and lots of medication.

Currently on the needles is... a jumper for Prince Benji. Obviously.

In other news, I'm incredibly overexcited about the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Having started ballroom lessons in February, I now feel, probably erroneously, that I have a greater understanding of how the judging works.