Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's been a while...

Well, it's been a while since I posted here. For anyone who's keeping score, wedding went off without a hitch, as did honeymoon. Only problem is that since we got back we've been delayed in taking over our business, but there's an upside of that too, being that we didn't have to work over the Christmas period.

True to my word, I did not knit at any stage of the honeymoon. Scribbled down a few designs, yes, but there was no knitting whatsoever. So basically I've been making up for it since I got back, by starting far too many new things and no finishing any of the old ones... Oh well, have to make the most of not working, don't I?

Started a log cabin blanket to use up the balls of Cosy Wool that I had kicking around the place. Picked this pattern because I've been wanting to make a big blankety type thing for when it gets cold again, and since I have a dislike of/inability to pick up stitches, I figured I'd exorcise it by using a pattern that requires me to do it all of the time. So far, so good. It's working nicely and my stitch picking up is getting worlds better.

Also bought some more yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills; some 100% alpaca this time. I'm making a zip-up cardigan of my own design with it. Fingers crossed it turns out well, I've put a lot more time than usual into gauging/calculating things accurately.

Also started a bunch of scarves and tea towels out of pure restlessness. That happens when it's too hot to go outside...

Probably won't be posting too much in the near future, as I had to give Dad back his digital camera (I don't actually own one myself). This is much more fun with pictures, so I'll probably scale back until I can get my mitts on my own camera (and who knows when that will be, because as I'm not working at the moment, I can't really justify the expense... maybe when we get the shop up and running).