This is the Citron shawlette It is really simple. Knit plain, knit purl, increase every 12 or so rows. Simple, right? So how come I had to frog nearly 3000 stitches? Mostly bc I am stupid and did not actually do a stitch count when the pattern said to. For 20 rows!!!!
But it is back on track now and hopefully will be finished in short order. If that is I don't remain distracted by the Boogie Woogie dinosaur I have started knitting for Young Will. Obvious it is a dinosaur belly when you look at it isn't it?
Way back at the FQ Retreat London2012 I took part in the Iron Man Challenge to make a quilt top for the fabulous Siblings Together Project. We made potentially the smallest quilt ever which meant there was lots left over. I brought it all home and slowly have put together this seriously patchy nine patch quilt top.
Well nearly. I am just in need of a few scraps of Flock to finish the last couple of nine squares but then BOOM! another quilt will be winging toward the Siblings Together goddesses. I say BOOM! but we all know the reality is more like POOF! because I only ever craft at a glacial pace.
And bc I am so slow at the sewing and knitting and suchlike I have joined TWO Bees in the last month. The scariest one for me is the Eeeep EPP Bee (EPP = English Paper Piecing). I am more than a little nervous bc these women are really good at this and I have a sneaking suspiscion I will be found out for the hack hand-sewist that I am. The second Bee is the FQ-inspired Kinky Bee. I am one of the Bumblies and this block is the first cab off the rank.
Look I even made pieced ones! Doing these circles was good practice for helping my girl with this.
And finally I hd a little accident yesterday. The rather lovely yarn shop up on another hill happened to be open after I lurked in front of it for 15 minutes and I bought these gorgeous delights of alpaca and merino.
And pattern book for Christmas that has a KNITTED CHRISTMAS WREATH! Oh yes it has.
And finally the kids and I are going on holiday with Dougal. Around Scotland.
Roll on late August I say.