Sunday, 22 February 2015

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

It's Sunday, it must be time for:


Hello and welcome, and people who have been reading this far might remember that it was HALF TERM last week, that glorious week in the middle of February dedicated to hair-cuts, going to the dentist, visiting the museum and generally regretting anything outdoors because it is still freezing bloody cold the whole time.

Knitting time has not been limited, but it has consisted of FINISHING THE BLOODY WIPS, which is neither exciting or thrilling to photograph.
  • Aiken is FINISHED.  Hoo-bloody-rah, is all I can say, despite absolutely loving the pattern, yarn and everything about it.  I messed up the sleeves as written, so I just made plain sleeves: repeat after me "I have altered the design to suit my personality".

Things I have learned: I totally need to knit a smaller size.  My body is really quite short, so a cropped knit would have looked very out of proportion.  Cascade 220 is the best yarn in the business and I love it.
  • The Weather in the Streets 
These are the numbers for this blanket.  I'm adding it here, because I need to keep a better record.  Plus I can see how far I've come in a week.  Or not.
  • Yellow squares - 107/143 done
  • Blue squares - 52/72 done
  • Grey squares - 64/102 done
  • Turquoise squares - 1/11 done
  • Orange squares - ALL DONE
  • Pink square - DONE
  • Purple squares - DONE
  • Red squares - 6/10 done
  • Dark Green squares - 5/7 done
  • Pale Blue square - DONE
  • Pale Yellow square - DONE
  • Dark Blue square - to do
  • Pinky-Red squares - 6/10 done
  • Lucy Attic24 Ripple Blanket - 38/57 rows done.  So over HALF WAY.
  • Lucy's stripey jumper.  Got up to the arms.  Shouldn't take that long.  She says.
  • Hattie's 4th birthday blanket.  6/36 Rainbow Granny Squares done.
  • Wisteria jumper - ripped back because it is just too tight and too uncomfortable.  I have to knit 25 rounds and then start on the cables at the bottom again.  This nearly made me cry, ripping it back, but I'd rather have a bit of baggy thing that I actually wear, than something I keep in the cupboard. 
  • Owl Obsession for one of my godsons - it's for his second birthday.  His birthday is in SEPTEMBER PEOPLE.
  • Hexipuff Quilt (I'm aiming to get 250/500 done by the end of June 2015) NO
  • Burton Bear Cowl for Hattie.  Brown wool lost again.  Curses.
  • Nicholas' POP blanket - I can't find the yarn for this.  EMERGENCY.
  • Peacock Mitten - oh God, this is too depressing.
  • Coraline cardigan - moved to be finished by March; this is Britain, it will still be cold then
  • Petrie top - too cold to think about spring weight tops.  
  • Knitted Coco -see above.
  • Socks for me - I have no suitable sock wool that I like.
  • Rainbow jumper - still depressed about losing jumper 1, and in mourning.  
  • A Little Birds jumper with no steeks - still planning
  • Reknit an unwearably large jumper for Simon - March project

Myrna Cardigan
Hattie's cardigan.
A pair of simple socks for the children
Garter Yoke Cardigan
An Owlet for Lucy
Lucy's Cowl
Hattie's Cowl
A Burton Bear Cowl for Lucy
Simon's socks
A tiny jumper for Nicholas
Sparkly Owlet for Hattie
Ringo mittens

So there is some progress, and I also took a terrible photo.  Tune in for more next week!


  1. Congrats on the sweater, even if it is a bit of a disappointment--I had to rip back a sleeve on a baby dress, because....wait for it....I didn't read the pattern correctly! Funny how that seems to matter. :) I love the color of your yarn and hope you will still be found wearing it!
    Have a happy week....

  2. Love the colour of your sweater, it is glorious! I have just CO an Aiken myself, so I will watch out for the sleeves!

    1. They are pretty good sleeves in the pattern - I just wasn't in the mood! She has a clever way of doing sleeves with short rows, but I couldn't make it work and threw a bit of a wobbly over it!