Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I didn't make it!

Too much pressure is no good for the knitting. As you can probably guess from the title, I didn't finish the cardidan in time for hubby's birthday. In fact some ripping out has to be done. In my haste to complete the said item, I thought I'd cast on for both sleeves at the same time. A good plan until you misread the pattern, but decide to continue irregardless, and now end up with a pair of sleeves which could fit a gorilla. So here it is in a pile, on the floor, and contemplating it's next step. I may have to take a wee break from it and continue afresh.
But I have also managed to start and finish something for me. I decided to make Fetching from Knitty Summer 2006. The yarn was a thank you present from Ra, in lovely autumnal colours. You can't really see the cables, but the gloves are super warm and super quick to knit up!



And since I've decided to ignore the cardigan, I have started a pinwheel blanket for an ex-colleague who just had a baby girl 10 days ago. I'm using Jaeger Baby Merino in Petal (lovely pinks, peach and lilac). I am at the moment surrounded by newborn babies and all of them just gorgeous. I hate to admit it, but I'm feeling kinda broody. Aidan will be 4 next week and Keira is 2 and a half (gosh how the time flies!) I really miss having a baby around.

Please note that this contemplation lasts for about 3 seconds , because I do remember sleepness nights, tiredness, looking like a hippo, projectile vomiting by the baby, crying by both mummy and baby (and often daddy too!), nappy changing, and the list goes on....... But a baby would be nice.......

6 comments:

Rain said...

I'm sure your hubby will understand about the cardi.

Fetching look fab and the pinwheel blanket looks very pretty so far.

kateandmonsters said...

Ah well, you tried! I like your petal blanket and the fetchings look great too. Maybe finish the sweater in time for Christmas? as for zips, you can get any zip you want on the YKK website (try googling it...)

kateandmonsters said...

http://www.zipperstop.com/?gclid=CMvnjaCguogCFUNJMAodzz5c0g

heather said...

Hi Ling

Thanks for commenting on my Juno. I am really pleased with it. You should do one - it's a surprisingly quick knit because it's quite thick !

ra said...

gosh, I'd completely forgotten that, it's a lot brighter than I remembered. They look very toasty.

The cardi will probably benefit from a bit of time out and I'm sure your husband would rather have a late present than a demented wife!!!

Mimi said...

I agree with you that knitting under pressure is not fun at all.
I have been having problems with sleeves as well, so I decided to give a break!