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.