I'm sitting here with half a bottle of a good red inside trying to work out the next installement of the mystic waters stole...not a good mix! I'm up to row 149 which is good but once again I can't figure out what's going on in the middle so perhaps it's best left to the morrow.
I would show you where I'm up to but a) the camera cable's upstairs; b) the lighting's appalling down here and c) I've just consumed half a bottle of a good red!
So you'll just have to make do with a recent snap of the horrible hounds...
...Who are both fit and well and not at all concerned about my ability (or lack of) on the lace front!
Other knitterly news that I have no pictures for...I'm nearly at the second foot on my Ma's socks...which is nice but the metal needles are hell on my hands which is less nice, sigh!
After deciding I wasn't going to touch any UFO's until after Christmas I've now frogged 2 projects, the Eastern Cable Jacket which I got antsy over after a friend's project in Jaeger Matchmaker stretched massively after blocking (I've had personal experience of it growing but blamed it on myself). Anyway, I've decided to get the proper yarn and start from scratch but in the intervening, the knitted yarn has rejoined the stash. I'll look for a stabilizing stitch pattern (like slip stitch) or maybe just WASH the swatch and calculate accordingly for the next Matchmaker project!
For a similar reason, I unearthed a Colinette chenille project buried for many months that looks hopelessly gappy and like it'll stretch 3 sizes bigger in the wash. So that was also added back into the stash but I haven't a clue what it'll become in it's new life, it's foxing me!
So maybe I'll get around to a bit of (EEEEK!!!) sewing up or (EEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!) sewing in zips in the meanwhile...but don't hold your breath!
Ooh yes, before I forget, we had our first Knitting night at the NEW VENUE!!!! It's still in it's infancy and waiting stock but it's building up to be a cute new yarn shop...and its all MINE!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA! (well, and everyone elses, of course!). It was fun, it took a bit to get going, a shop out of hours is bound to be quieter than a pub but raucous laughter was certainly heard at various points (and I pity the poor saps who will be renting the flat above!).
And if course, I'm ignoring Sunday right now, I'll think about it maybe...Saturday?
And if there isn't a single spelling mistake in this post, a minor miracle will have ocurred....