Many apologies for being out of contact. The kids are suffering slightly from jetlag (7 hours of time difference), so I'm suffering from jetlag too. Also, we spent the last 4 days in a beach resort. We went to Redang Island, off the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. We had cheap babysitters (read grandparents!), so we managed to get 2 days of scuba diving. I've even got a bit of a tan. Woo hoo!!! Here's a shot of the beach.
However, I haven't made as much progress on my knitting as I would have liked. 2 hours at an airport, 13 hours of flying. You would have thought plenty of knitting time. Zilch - the kids needed lots of entertaining and space was an issue. I also spent lots of time on dive boats but couldn't do any knitting. I wasn't sure the salty seawater was good for the yarn.
The Orangina is at the ribbing stage. I have joined the 2 sides together and started the ribbing. For some strange reason, I've got an extra stitch. So I managed to lose it again. I'm getting excited about completing this.
I also started the Somewhat Cowl. (Orangina got too big to cart around!). I'm knitting this in Debbie Bliss Cathay in black. I've almost finished one ball of yarn. I really love this yarn. Very silky and soft. However, it is also a bit splitty, like the Linen Drape. Sorry the pictures aren't very clear, black yarn is so difficult to photograph!