Today my work desk has been cleared and room tidied. I am having a break from sewing and "dumfing". This week I have been knitting. It all started really well. I made two gorgeous litle lilac shrugs for my great niece and her baby sister who should arrive mid April.
Then we had our visist to Much Wenlock ( see previous blog) and I bought a great little pattern and wool.
I decided to practise the pattern with remnants and knit the smallest size for the new babe.
Now, I can knit but I am not a brilliant knitter and fancy stuff takes a little while for me to master! The frilly bit on the bottom of this cardy was unravelled 4 times on Sunday!!!
Eventually it dawned on me that, if I start on a sleeve and master the pattern there - then I would only be unravelling 35 stitches instead of 122. I know! Common sense! Planning and forethought and all that!!! I just assumed I would be able to do it and then got frustrated when I couldn't, so common sense went out of the window.
Well, as you can see, I have managed it. It needs the final touches and I think it will be lovely.
The wool on the right is Crofter. I am planning to use that next.
Having just read Wipso's blog and seen all her neat and tidy shelves I thought I would swing round and show you one of mine. Nowhere near as organised as Wipso but I know where everything is so thats OK.
Now I am going to sort out a couple of extra prizes to add to our ever growing giveaway. Don't forget to join in - this week is the last week.
Oh and I will pop over and see what Julia and the rest have on their WOYWW.
Have a great day!