Monday, 3 August 2009

Pretty Blue Yarn, Again

I had reached the shaping on the second sleeve of Anhinga on Saturday when I stood up from the sofa and didn't notice that the Bamboo Tape had cunningly wrapped itself around my ankle. I nearly broke my neck, and all the cast off stitches unravelled and then ripped down another couple of rows at one end. You can imagine which I was more annoyed about.

Anyway, both sleeves are finished now and we move on to the exciting bit, the front. I've started the left front and reached that dangerous moment where it says, ' the same time...' so I'm having a little lace break.

I did a slightly terrible thing last week and fell from grace over the matter of yarn purchases. I''ve been pretty good lately (Woolfest doesn't count, honestly) and have even successfully banned myself from getting any more Bamboo Tape from Kemp's until I know what I'm going to do with it, but Wendy at Wendy Knits has been working on a new circular shawl pattern and she used a greeny blue yarn - how could I resist photographs like these? It's Ella Rae 100% Merino from the Loopy Ewe, in Seven Seas, and it's sock yarn, not lace.

The only thing I can say in my defence is that I only got one skein, not the three required for the circular shawl. That's something, isn't it?

My niece has had to spend a great deal of time recently on the telephone to two companies about a problem with her laptop, and her four-year-old has now taken to walking around with her toy mobile saying firmly, 'No, it isn't you I want to speak to, it's the other guy,' and 'But that doesn't answer my question, that doesn't tell me what I need to know.' Snort.

1 comment:

Dawn in NL said...

The yarn is really beautiful, I can see why you couldn't resist. As long as you cast on with it soon, it doesn't count as new yarn - really!

All the best,