the yarn is my own hand-dyed laceweight in an unamed colourway.. similar to Grape Juice but with a bit of greeb toned black to it. i'm very happy with the result! and it only took 65 grams to knit on 3.25mm needles. and its plenty big enough. i highly recommend it to anyone, the pattern is very clearly charted and well presented.
went to SnB on thursday and I'm very glad i did - met some newbies including the lovely twitchy fingers :) I always find it bizarre when people say they read this blog without commenting... maybe i'm a braver commenter than some. please, say hi! i welcome all, even if you like crochet!
i've started a sweater from Rebecca 29, just finished the front piece. it's really very simply constructed, the roaming ribbing does all the shaping work for you. i dont think it will be something i want to wear on very bloat-y days, but i love the colour and am enjoying the knitting. its simple enough to be mindless but not boring... and it feels so bouncy and springy. the wool is some i bought at the merino show - 500g for $30. its an 8ply crepe and hasn't got the slightest hint of an itch. i doubt it will pill either. all in all i'm quite happy with it!
its a deep forest green, quite a good colour for me and it looks nice and vintage too. i think the pattern looks very 1940's as well. well, the sleeves aren't quite right but the random leaves at the top of the meandering ribbing and all the eyelets scream 1942 to me. its lovely.
not much else to say. i'm slowly on the mend. the dr has given me til wednesday for the stitches to be examined again - i went in yesterday but he said it was too soon. it still hurts like hell but i'm not limping much anymore. oh and my leg spasmed the other day causing me to spill hot soup on my wrist so now i have some lovely burn blisters too... but i'm fine, really. at least i'm getting lots of knitting done, right?