Pattern: Drops 15-101
Yarn: 1050g Muskat
Needles 4mm Addi bamboo straights
I finished blocking this pullover yesterday, and although the picture isn't great, its lovely and neat, I finished it really neatly, and its just really nice!!!! However, after blocking, its too big............!!!!!! I don't know how it happened tbh, I tried it on pre blocking, and it was slightly big, but I can live with that after I washed it, its grew sooooooo much:-0( I'll have to gift it to one of my sisters I think, which is a shame. I wonder if its because I spun it in the machine?? The yarn says machine wash, and I used a low spin speed of 800 compared to my normal 1600.... I just don't know what I did wrong:-(
Nevermind, one christmas gift done I suppose *roll*
The lovely Jacquie awarded me a rockin girl blogger award, which has cheered me up no end! Thanks Jacquie:-) I'll have to think long and hard about my 5 bloggers to pass it on to becasue I think most people I know in blogland already have it.....hmmm, will have to ponder:-)
The Cinnabar pullover is coming along ok! I have just passed the armholes on the back, so I may have that piece finished today. I really really like the merino yarn I am using, and it looks lovely in the chocolate colour. I'm tempted to make the swing jacket from the front cover of the current IW next. I should get one project out of the way before I start planning the next shouldn't I LOL!!!!!!
I was supposed to be starting two university courses this month, one for mental health issues in the elderly, and the other for mentoring. I was looking forward to the first, and doing the second as a job requirement. And guess what........The mental health issues one has been cancelled:-( I had enrolled on an open university course in management, so I may still do that, but the down side is, I will have to self fund, whereas the course which now isn't running, would have been paid for by my employer. Woe is me;-) On the plus side, if I only do the one course, not as much impact on knitting time:-)