I have to come realise I need full concentration when knitting this particular pattern and to avoid it completely when I am tired. The little peas that nestle in the pods were a little flat. I have figured that by working them a couple of extra rows they sit nice and proud (You can see the flatter peas on the first pattern repeat). How pleasing it is to be able to nut out a solution for oneself.
|Slow and steady progress.|
My little helper has been assisting my efforts to tidy my knitting supplies. Always happy to play with yarn and find new places to pass the time while I fossick. I sent a couple of bags of scratchy or not-quite-the-perfect-colour yarns to the charity shops. Along with a reasonably large pile of knitting patterns. Most of these I had collected before I knew of the wonderfulness that is www.ravelry.com. It is so much easier to have favourite patterns stored in a digital format.
In the process of making space I uncovered a unfinished knits. Forgotten projects; gifts incomplete and blankets needing a few more hours of love. So with the best intentions I will endeavour to plug away at these over the winter months.
It is always much harder to return to a knit once the initial excitement has faded. I'm always impressed by those who work on project at a time....such restraint! One gift that I am working on completing is a scarf for my sister, cast on more a few years ago as a Christmas present.
Soft cream merino yarn alternated with a dusky pink. The same simple pattern as I gave to my Mum. I aim to cast off before her birthday and will add buttons if she wishes. A delight to knit, soothing yarn that slips easily from one needle to another. Why it was abandoned I'm not exactly sure but I have my suspicions it was when we moved house. Between this and the cardigan I will be occupied for the next month or so. I have promised myself I will get these two done before buying wool for a navy cardigan for Mae.