Nothing much to report, it is cold, it is snowing, the wind has moved up a notch now that it is March.
I am knitting the button band on Francesca,s Anouk. it will be blocked later today.
The yarn has arrived for a cardigan for the SO, a gift from Francesca, it is Life super chunky by Stylecraft in Smoke 75% premium acrylic and 25% wool. It feels soft and bouncy and is machine washable.
The pattern is in a copy of Knit Now magazine, issue no. 67. I watched the latest Inside number 23 podcast and Katie had bought a digital version for a sweater pattern, the Lausavisa. I loved the look and had a little paddle round Ebay, Woo Hoo I found a copy and got it for 80p, postage was £1.60 so it was a good buy. There is a pattern for a bottom up seamless cardigan as well as the super chunky that I intend to knit. I will be looking through the yarn stash of chunky for the Lausavisa and fingers crossed I will not have to buy much, if any.
The car has to go for it,s MOT tomorrow, ( fingers crossed that the weather does not turn nasty) I have budgeted twice what I hope it will cost, belt and braces and all that.
So, if it comes in right on, or less than, my hoped for budget I may just have a spree and buy the recommended yarn. I have had a look and it is not finger burning pricey at all. £5.39 per 100 gram ball and I will need 9 balls. My birthday is on the horizon so I may well drop some house sized hints here and there.
There is no rush as I have 3 projects lined up to knit first. I am a bit wary for the super bulky knit, 10mm needles look more like broomsticks than kitting pins. I intend to cast on something in DK yarn to knit in tandem and give my hands a rest.
Of course if storm Emma collides with The Beast from the East and they shed their combined fury on South Wales, as is being forecast, I may well have the 3 knitted up in no time. We are on a Red Alert from this afternoon. I am just hoping that it misses us and does it,s worst over the Irish Sea.
Now I think it is time to get back to Anouk, 5 rows to knit and then the bind off.
PS. I think that it is time I had a Giveaway so will be having a rummage in the sewing room later. I thought that if I can find some yarn and fabric that go reasonably well together it might appeal.
(and it will help with the stash busting, 2 birds with 1 stone)