A fibre that is as soft and strong as silk, but is made from banana trees !
Last week I cast on (the Bendigo Alpaca I bought at the craft show) another cardi like that one I did last year. This one is black – a girl needs a new black cardi every now and then…
The pattern is from “Stitch ‘n Bitch” – the cardi on the cover. This one will be all black, and I am thinking of a granny square border. The great news is, I’ve only been knitting for a few days and I have already nearly halfway finished the back. I must be getting faster, the last one took months !
Did a face plant on Easter monday. Skinned a knee, but was relatively unscathed. Until 2 days later, when I felt a pain in the neck. Took drugs, ignored it.
Then on Thursday, the pain was bringing tears to my eyes. Apparently I have dislocated the shoulder and mangled a nerve. And it could take weeks to heal. There isn’t enough codeine in the world.
AND I CAN’T KNIT!
Long time no post, been busy boring the world to tears, selling mac’s, watching my grandmother die, having a relapse of bronchitis, watching silly movies, and generally only just coping with life.
So – here are some pics I took weeks ago, that surely deserve a place on the blog.
A thoughtful gift for the smoker in your life
Lyvern will knock one up for you in your choice of yarns and colours for the cost of a carton….
The beautiful Bella
Emma’s Elizabeth Zimmerman “Surprise Jacket” Watch this space for my version. On the needles now, I have already completely stuffed up the counting twice, so lord knows how mine will turn out……
The Sock of Wonder has stalled. After being left at a party (don’t drink and Knit kids!), it was returned to me (thanks Annabelle !) missing a needle and with a heap of dropped stitches. I think it’s time to frog and move on. Now at least I know that I can knit on DPN’s – I am still looking for an idiot proof toe up sock pattern so I can start again.