Wednesday, 11 June 2008
My Jewel is finally finished
As you can see from the photos my Doris Chan Jewel is finished. I am pleased with the finished result although I do have a bit of dodgy shaping where I decided to narrow the sleeves towards the cuff. It has turned out a nice thick winter sweater. I will definitely make something similar again even though I still haven't quite mastered the raglan shapings a la Doris yet! The finished neckline is a bit of my own. Similar to one of Doris's but not quite.
I have started my first toe up sock with the second lot of wool that I am knitting for my niece Vic. I turned the air blue a few times as wrangling with toe shaping and slippy Knit Pics needles resulted in quite a few stitch spills. It was like eating spaghetti with chop sticks for the first couple of inches. I think I will start the next sock on bamboo needles for a bit of grip before swapping to the Knit Pics for the main knitting. It looks rather like I am knitting a hat for Sindy at the moment. Thankfully I have got to the end of the toe shapings so have a few more stitches on the needles now. Whew.
I went out to lunch with my cousin Eric and his wife who live in Canada. I had not seen him since 1965 so it was nice to catch up once again. I met up with his brother David and family last week. He lives in Tennessee. My brother came to collect me and we had a nice lunch at the Rose of Lancaster pub at Mills Hill. I had a ploughman's lunch so my diet went to pot with all that cheese! There was an apple, lettuce and tomato as well though.
The weather has changed to be a little cooler but when I hear my cousin chatting about hurricane seasons it makes me realize that the weather here in the UK isn't that bad after all.
Buster is having a late walk today but I need to change into my dog walking scruffs first. It felt nice to get dressed up, put on a little make up and perfume for a while.