Funny isn't it how when you have a knitting blog, the more you knit the less you blog and the less you knit the more you seem to be able to post about it. Well that is true in my case anyway. So judging by the lack of posting going on around here, I have been knitting heaps. I am now up to the top shaping of the sleeves for Janelles lacy jumper.
Now I think I have screwed up the shaping bit, as I am not real sure what on earth I am meant to be doing here!!! The front and back have a border stocking stitch section and so I continued this throughout the whole shaping, making it easier to shape as there are a lot of yfwds, you can make and/or lose stitches real quickly with this pattern. I am going to take it along to my knitting group today and see what they reckon but you know what, I ain't changing it even if it is wrong.
I have nearly finished the first sock for my special swap I am involved in which is all top secret at the moment, all will be revealed soon. I'm not going to post photos of the socks until the recipient has them as I don't want to spoil the surprise for her.
I have also been doing some more stash enhancing, some lovely Lornas Laces sock yarn here which I purchased from PURL YARNS I am definately itching to knit this lovely yarn but it will probably be stashed until Summer when sock knitting is at it's peak at Shazzas Knits. I have been buying some lovely patterns off ebay too from Jarob Farm, she stocks Fibertrends patterns. A delightful flamingo and some lovely face washer patterns made their way to my door this week. Wash Cloths as they are called by our US friends, I was having a little chuckle the other day about this as I am sure they chuckle at face washers.
I sold another pair of my socks at the market on Saturday and the lady asked me could I knit her another pair, yes I said before I thought of my poor neglected cabled shrug, 60's Cabled Jumper among many other things!!! Oh well it all helps pay for my yarn so that is a bonus I guess.
Anyway I will leave you today with the latest pic of Rocky, doing what all cats do best, sleeping in front of the fire. They always manage to open their eyes slightly as you take a photo of them don't they?