Monday, 6 September 2010
No Sweat - It's Finished at Last
I finally finished off the No Sweat sweater by Doris Chan from her Everyday Crochet Book. I feel like it has been on the hook for ages but it was mainly because I ran out of wool and had to wait for more to arrive. In the end it took 7 x 100 gram balls of James C Brett Marble DK shade MT 11. I now have one ball left over but as I haven't yet tried on the finished sweater I may decide to add another inch on it. I will take more photos of me wearing it later. One sleeve isn't wider than the other by the way it's just the funny angle that I took that photo. I must admit then when I saw the photo I went back and checked. I had visions of unpicking it all again to remake a sleeve but all is well. I must have been standing on an angle instead of face on when I took the photo.
I have machine knitted the main part of a small red cardigan for Little Legs but I still have to hand knit the ribs and button band. I doubt that it will get finished off tonight as I am off out for a change. The Kings Arms Knitting Club is celebrating it's 3rd birthday tonight. We usually make a bit of a party of it and go out for a meal. Tonight we are going to the Thai Wu in Manchester. We went there last year and I really enjoyed it as it is a buffet and that enables me to try bits of different dishes. When I go out for a meal I usually stick to the same choices that I know I like rather than order a full meal and then find that I don't like it. Buffets give me a chance to sample different mouthfuls of different dishes. I do hope that they have shredded duck on pancakes as that is one of my favourites.
I have just been up to the Village on Pearl to pay the newspaper bill and get some money from the Bank for tonight's outing. I got blown about all over the place and that is no mean feat considering that I am not exactly a lightweight and nor is Pearl. I got back in the house just in time to see the plastic garden table and chairs getting flung all over the garden. I do hope that the wind dies down as I don't like it when it is very windy.
I was going to wear a top with my new trousers tonight but after being out in the wind I think that I will wear the Cinnabar cardigan instead. I am going by taxi but if I have to wait for a taxi on the way home I want to make sure that I am warm enough.
I will tell you more tomorrow. Hopefully I will remember to take my camera with me to record the Knit Club members enjoying themselves.