18 December 2013
I am one happy lady this week, I am on my very last slipper, hooray! This is pair eight, I cannot believe I have now knitted fifteen of these. I am hoping this will be off the needles by the end of the week then I have the small matter of sewing. I will need to sew on twelve soles, I have already done this on two pairs, four by Christmas Day the rest by New Year's Eve. I think I can probably have this done in time....
Then I am looking forward to casting on something else, in fact I can't wait. I am not going to knit so many of the same thing next year, you would have thought I would have learnt from last year with all the socks I made. So I have a jumper for my eldest, a shawl for my mum and a shawl for a friend to make. I have decided on the patterns for the first two, but not the last can you help? I have a skein of 4ply, which is in my picture above, about 280m/305yds but cannot decide on a pattern, any suggestions?
In between times, in those free moments, I have also knitted a few bowls which I have felted!
I am still reading 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta, nearing the end now. I am really enjoying this window into a significant period of history. I studied so few parts of history at school, it always seemed to be the Romans, that I am really enjoying expanding my knowledge now, it is never to late to learn as they say!
Joining in with Ginny for this weeks Yarn Along, head on over to see what others have been making.