First and foremost, is a catch up on my project.....
I have now completed my 12th stripe and have just got to put the border on....I say just.....but as the shawl has grown, it is becoming a long way round, so the border will not be a quick job.
I have to laugh, as Jill (from Stocki) said, 'I sense a ta-dah moment at the end of the week' on my last post, and although it was unachievable on my available knitting time, it still sent me in to stubborn mode....I might otherwise have only been on stripe nine....thanks Jill! Maybe you should send some inspiring comments on my ironing pile!
I love the way the stripes radiate out....it makes me think of rays of reds and oranges in a beautiful sunset.
(when I picked this up off the floor after photographing it, I noticed that about 40 stitches had fallen off the needle....... with shaky hands and held breath (yes, I do hold my breath a lot during knitting!) I have put them back on, but two stitches have fallen out of themselves, so I will probably be spending hours this evening trying to work out what to do!)
If you would like to see other Year of Project work, pop over to our Ravelry page here.
We all took a walk up some local mountains (although some may say they are hills!) yesterday and it was absolutely glorious.........the boys ran around full of silliness and the dogs joined in too! The weather was clear enough so you could see for miles........
The intrepid mountaineers
So what else is going on, I hear you ask....those of you still listening to my dulcet tones.....well, tomorrow marks the beginning of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week and I will be blogging each day on the given subject....I am looking forward to the challenge (it will be a challenge to work out how I will fit it in the day!).....I have some thoughts....... but most of them revolve around me being on a sun lounger in the Bahamas whilst being waited on hand and foot.........we will see what materialises........
The most exciting piece of news I think, is that I will be going to my first Wool Show.....I am beyond excited and keep asking hubby if it is just some elaborate joke! We are all setting out, boys and all, to Builth Wells to Wonder Wool 2012........if anyone else is attending, I will be the slightly insane looking lady, with fuzzy hair, three unruly boys and bored looking hubby in tow!
I think, when I get back, I will have a little celebratory giveaway for all my lovely readers, with something carefully picked out from the show..........what d'you think? Good excuse?