Isn’t it amazing what a difference a good night’s sleep can make. I feel like a new woman today. I slept long and got the day started at my own pace, not one dictated by everybody else. My knee isn’t very good today, but my head is in a much, much better place. Another long sleep tonight should set me up a treat for the week ahead.
I’ve been pottering with Cabbages and Roses – but more of that tomorrow, when there is more to show than I have at present. Enough to say that it isn’t turning out quite how I expected.
I also finished sewing up my Lang Donegal cardigan – you remember the one with the incomprehensible German instructions that Mel sorted out for me? The one I’ve been working on, off and on, for months and months? Well here it is…
I’m a bit of a scoopy-necked cardigan sort of girl, so I think this will suit me down to the ground. I made the smallest size and it’s certainly fairly fitting, but I can’t abide knitting that makes me look like a sack of potatoes and in my experience hand-knitting always stretches with time. The pattern worked out fine, except for the edging up the front and round the neck. I knitted it according to the pattern and it was so tight that you wouldn’t have got a 6 year old into it. I ripped it all out and just improvised – knitting about a zillion stitches round – more than twice the original number at a guess, but I didn’t count, I just winged it. Hey presto! Perfect. Sometimes it works to just go with your gut feeling.
The Donegal yarn is tweedy and a little more turquoise than it looks in this photo. It varies quite a lot in thickness, which I guess is part of it’s homely charm – I just hope those slightly thinner areas don’t wear out too quickly…but then, how many cardigans have I actually worn out in the last decade? Not a lot, that’s for sure!
I’m now revelling in that lovely feeling you get when you finish a big project that’s been hanging around for ages – and it’s great to have another 1000m used from the stash.
Now back to the sewing machine….
Enjoy your Saturday!