Sunday, May 21, 2006

The end is near....

I'm nearly finished with my somewhat cowl. I have to admit to slight boredom setting in with the knitting. I have never been more focused and timely with the completion of projects, but I am bored. I love starting projects. It's the finishing that slows me down - a lot! Being focused with finishing is just so not me.

Anyway, here is a progress shot. I have to admit that I love it. The Debbie Bliss Cathay is just gorgeous when knitted up. I think I could knitted this in a slightly smaller size - just a little bagginess in the sleeves and the waist. The only worrying bit is the slight lumpiness on the neckline where I must have picked up the stitches messily. I'm hoping that it would get sorted out if I block it.

I've also just noticed bits of fluff/pils on the body. That would be where I was struggling with the dpns. Those ends just poke through everything and invariably get caught. Hope that would just disappear. I am now knitting the ribbing with 2 circular needles - much easier. Thank goodness.

I know every mother thinks their children are geniuses but here's one of my lil man. In the last 2 months, his drawing and painting skills have improved tremendously. Most of his old pictures are just splodges and squiggles. But recently, you can actually make what his pictures are about. Here is one he calls - Nightsky. That's him and his sister under the starry sky and the crescent moon. (Ps - I know it's not much but I think it's great!! I'm his mum, I'm allowed to be biased.)

Let me end today's post on a mini rant. Amazon is bloody infuriating at the moment. Everything I try to order is set to be despatched in mid August, eventhough it states that it is available in 24 hours. Not 1 order, not 2 orders but 3 orders. Maybe the computer is wrong. But there is no way of checking because you can't contact anybody in Amazon. No email, no phone number, no nothing. AAARRRGGGHHHHH! I'm just frustrated because there are some gorgeous new knitting books out there.


Mimi said...

Ling, you look very elegant with Somewhat Cowl! I think blocking will improve that collar area.
You could save some pictures of your kids at different stages. Will be fun to look at them when they grow up. ;)

Ruth said...

wow, the Somewhat Cowl looks terrific on you!!

Rain said...

I really like the Somewhat Cowl, it looks great in black and I think a lot of your issues with it will go away with blocking.

Your little guy is absolutely gorgeous.

Kathy said...


WOW, that's all I'll say. Somewhat is Totally!

Love the night sky chalk drawing. Reminds of my little Zach with his stick people drawings......thanks

emmms said...

I know just how you feel, on both the Knitting Exhaustion when a project starts nearing the end, and thinking your own kids are the bestest! I don't even have kids of my own, but the ones I get to 'borrow' for a few hours everyday are the Truly Awesomest.

Very cool picture though, he's clearly already got a great eye for it!