Sunday, 23 December 2007

And then there were two

Sleeves, that is. It's taken a while, but there's definate progress here! The first sleeve took me weeks to complete, then I had a break from this project and made the Papillon sweater, and over the past couple of weeks I made a determined effort to get the never ending lace jacket finished. As you can see, I'm not far off; in fact, I fully intend to be able to label this a finished object in the not too distant future. All that remains to be done is to pick up stitches for the hood/collar - not a huge amount of yarn left, but as it's laceweight, a little goes a long way. I'm just going to keep knitting in the madeira lace border pattern until it's all used. I'll either get a hood (doubtful) or a fairly deep lace collar (more likely) and whichever it is, I'll be very happy to be able to wear it at last! Other projects - the baby sweater for charity was finished on time, but I passed it on to the organiser then realised I'd forgotten to photograph it. Still working on my scarf in Schaeffer Anne; another project that I really want to finish over Christmas. Hopefully I'll have a whole batch of FO's to show off before the end of the year.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Christmas shopping all done!

What more can I say! We got to Peterborough just after 9am and it didn't get too busy till about lunchtime, by which time we'd finished and were resting on our laurels in Harriets tearooms. Now I can sit back and watch the crazy madness!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

I have been knitting!

Albeit slowly! Everything seems to be taking such a long time though! One thing I have completed is the mini sock and blocker, courtesy of and many thanks to Rosie. The cute little keyring, now complete with mini sock and shown in situ on my handbag, was my second place prize in Rosie's caption competition.
There's nothing new otn, and I'm getting a bit bored now with my current wips. My lace jacket has one sleeve finished and blocked, and I'm going to try to sew it in this weekend - I'll take a photo to post when that's done. My ripple stitch scarf is coming along, and I've got one sleeve left to do on a charity baby sweater that I've been making. Again, I'll take a photo when it's complete, which I'm hoping won't be too long.
With Christmas looming on the horizon, Mr.Diviknitty and I have got our annual Christmas shopping trip to Peterborough on Monday. We both hate the crowds at this time of year, so we deliberately choose the first Monday in December, which is always much quieter, and in general, we get it all done in one hit. Along the way, we treat ourselves to lunch and have a thoroughly nice day, so I'm really looking forward to it.