After much procrastinating, talking, umming and arrhing I finally started Lucy’s granny stripe blanket….yay! I am more than happy that it is not twisting or pulling up at the corners………..and I got the stitch count spot on the first time, 240 stitches is a lot and my mind did wander once or twice in the counting. Does anyone else have trouble concentrating when they have to count up big numbers of stitches??
I lined up all the balls of yarn and wrote down which order of colors I wanted, well that lasted for one ball, now I am just picking up a color that I think will look ok for the next row, fingers crossed that it will look nice.
I have finished knitting the little vests, but haven’t sewn on the buttons as yet.
I also have this on the needles
I was out on the road again on Thursday for work, it was a beautiful sunny, warm day, I made a little detour and guess where I ended up??? Right out the front of a yarn shop that I have visited before, well I had to go in didn’t I (can’t help myself) and bought some lovely 85% Mohair-15% Wool to knit an elbow length jacket for myself..pictured below.
They have beautiful/cute/quirky buttons in the yarn shop too so these came home with me, can you guess what the little apple one will go on??? Yes a Crochet Apple Jacket from Molly Makes
Today has been scrumptious, sunny and warm so I went outside and cleaned the car inside and out, have the doors open for nice fresh air again.
I am enjoying the days I am out of the office and meeting some lovely people, getting to see more of Melbourne (where I live) and finding yarn shops, I also found a button shop that has some yarns and other bits and bobs in it, will have to go back and have a good look at the buttons, there was a long wall of them, almost the whole length of the shop.
I think I was most disciplined by walking out when I did 🙂
Well my lovelies, time is marching on and it is getting cool now so time to close doors. I have an easy night, so can please myself what I have for dinner, I will be adding to my blanket and more rows on the little vest and some tv watching, bliss. Am off to brunch again tomorrow with my lovely girls. I caught up with another friend on Friday, we had a bit of lunch and a few cups of tea and talked for hours. We haven’t seen each other since November last year, so a lot of catching up was had.