Nothing earth-shattering this week, but very pleasant all the same. The big achievement of the week has to belong to Small Girl, who decided on Thursday that her purple stabiliser bike was not, in fact, too wobbly after all, and has ridden it every day since. Park, nursery, garage, other park…
Babette section 8 is all joined up, and now taking a break until after half-term. The green yarn that I bought for the Dashing gloves is swatching up surprisingly close to the elusive Big Sister dress tension, so I shall be checking out the pinks in the same range soon. I am tempted to do the Dashing gloves in the same pink as the Artesano hat (see below) as the tension from that is bang on for the gloves, but that will depend on the amount left over.
I bought another skein of the pink Artesano aran. The Modern Rib hat needs just a couple more inches before switching to dpns and doing the last 8 rows of shaping. This has been just what I needed this week – no brainer plain vanilla knitting- and the second skein has removed the only tiny risk from the project.
This week also saw my sock yarn stash increase from zero to three balls. The orange and the blue/green are Trekking, the pink/blue is Rico. I think two of these are destined for fingerless gloves for Small Girl, and one for my first ever pair of socks. And we also have a wild card – 100g of a heavyish dk/worsted Phoenix from the Natural Dye Studio, in half merino and half silk, that shimmers between ice blue and bluebell. There’s 210metres, which I think is slightly more in yards – about 240? If anyone has any instant ideas of what would do it justice I would love to hear them. There’s no more after this skein so I’m looking at an accessory of some sort, I would imagine.
An unusually long half-term starts on Wednesday, so Small Girl and I will be spending a few days with my family. Hopefully we will return rested and refreshed, and with new hats and fingerless gloves. And ready to take on Babette and the curtain mountain once again.