Any how, enough of such foolishness and down to business. I must be speedy as dinner is in the oven.
I have made a good start on my jumper.
It is a King Cole pattern for Drifter, a lovely soft and smooth yarn with 25% cotton. I find that it knits up really fast and is on size 4 needles.
Here is my work so far, a good 10" from the rolled hem, I started knitting it last night even though I did cast the stitches on a few days ago. I am going to knit it a little longer than the patter says so only have 8 more inches to do to the armhole. I should do that tonight with no probs.
Now as for Persia just cast your eyes over this.
Just one glimpse of a pretty poor photo copy a few weeks ago and I was hooked and reeled in. I now have the pattern and a wool pack, deep joy. (and there is another blanket on the way as well more next week on that)
The pattern was made for Stylecraft Life DK but I am going to be using Stylecraft Special DK.
I have made 3 blankets and not a few cushion covers in it already. It is lovely to work with, washes up a treat and dries fast, what more could you want, oh yes, it is a dream to knit or crochet with and not at all splitty or inclined to turn into a tangled rats nest at the drop of a pattern.
There is a lot of Midnight in there but that will only serve to make the bright colours glow. My fingers are twitching already, I may have to make one of each motive at the weekend.
I did manage to hang a wash out and get dry before I went, and I spent a couple of hours tidying up a bit of the garden. Mostly stems that the wind brought down and a bag of flotsam and jetsam that the wind gathered in it's path and kindly deposited in my garden.
Ben had his walks, and I did the kitchen floor after the first one.
Washing up was done and the sink cleaned, my black tea and coffee does leave nasty stains even when I run a bit of cold water after tipping the dregs. When it is not raining I do put it all on the garden but it would just sit on the top now.
Before I forget there is a show coming up next month in Llandeilo and Debs will be having a stall, it is towards the end of the month and I plan on spending most of the day there. If I get too crushed by the hoards I will retreat to the shop and sit and knit or crochet.
I have been told the date, but due to the amount of nattering it went in one ear, straight through and out the other. I will check and let you know, although I expect all you local readers know more about it than I do.
There are some delicious smells coming from the kitchen so I must dash.