11 September 2013
I am still working on the jumper for my youngest, I am part way through the second sleeve. The weather has turned much cooler now so I need to get it finished so it can be worn, she has been doing some growing lately and does not have many jumpers that fit now!
I have also been working on some slippers which seem to be knitting up at the right size finally. I have had to up a whole mm in needle size to get the correct gauge, it was either that or adapt the pattern to knit on the needle size suggested. Thankfully these knit up really quickly so although I have cast on several times already it does not take long to get back to where I was before. I am going to knit a few pairs of these as Christmas presents in the hope that they would be quicker than the socks I knitted last year. I am proposing to cover the sole with something, probably leather to help them last longer, has anyone ever done this before? What have you used and how have you attached it?
I have put my book on hold this past week or so as I have been busy with other things. I have been doing some autumn planning and have been reading books for ideas for crafts, walks and other autumn activities. I have been dipping into The Children's Year, The Bumper Book of Nature, Sacred Celebrations and The Nature Corner amongst others.
Joining in with Tami for sharing of yarny work in progress and Ginny for sharing what folks are knitting and reading.