Sunday, 7 September 2014

Following a break in transmission ...

Apologies for the lack of post last weekend, but I was away and without internet access.  First of all, I was attending a family history conference down in Essex and then I spent a couple of days with family who happen to live nearby.  This does not mean that no stitching or knitting took place - au contraire!

 Before I went away, my sewing machine and I had a little excursion to Mum's house where I finish-finished Corgi.  This piece will be handed over at Patchwork Group on Thursday, and I really hope that the birthday girl likes it after all the work that has gone into it.

Next up is Carnation.  I managed to get two blocks done before I went away and two done after I got back, so most of the current row is new to you.  Just so that you have some idea how much more I need to do for a page finish, the current row is row 15 and the page finishes with row 19.  This means that the line of blue crosses just above the bottom of the photo mark the bottom of the page - 35 blocks to go.

Then you get a knitting start.  Knowing how much downtime you have at conferences, I took a ball of yarn and a pair of needles away with me.  What you see is just over a week's worth of garter stitch scarf in lurid pink.  It doesn't have a name on it but I am sure that I can find a small someone who will make a home for it.  I'm not fond of crowds so this is mindless stress relief knitting.

Finally, an update on Breeze.  I have to be in the right mindset for this as it requires total concentration.  I've managed another couple of repeats on this, so am up to 53 stitches.  How I am going to get 129 stitches on that needle, I have no idea!

In other news, having hit target before I went away, I was very glad to discover that I only put on 1lb while on conference etc.  Now I just have to make sure that it comes off again.

Anyway, wishing all the best to you and yours, and may the frog steer well clear of your knitting and stitching.

1 comment:

  1. I love the finish on Corgi, and look at Carnation, do I really spot a patch of new colors there? Looks like your right on track!

    On the knitting front, beautifully progress, so much done on that pink scarf and Breeze is looking very lovely as well. About the 129 stitches on a needle, have you considered using a circular needle yet?