What a great weekend we had, celebrating Small Girl’s 5th birthday. In between toy-shopping, palace-touring, cake-eating and ice-skating in falling snow we also visited a yarn shop (the lovely Laufmasche) and a great fabric shop (Komolka). So my stash now includes two close shades of Malabrigos Rios for the Hesk hat, some gorgeous fine red mohair to be worked with leftover pale pink Artesano alpaca into Susie Roger’s Reading Room mitts, and 2 metres of floral print cotton to become a summer dress for Small Girl.
Security at Frankfurt airport pulled us all over on the way back. The Mister’s hi-tech Kindle went through without problem, but my old-school paperback caused no end of trouble. The Mister was repeatedly patted down after accidentally leaving some Euros in his trouser pockets, and Small Girl’s Toy Story Woody doll was escorted off to a side room with the Mister for explosive substances testing. Seriously. The Mister pulled Woody’s cord once he got the all clear, and Woody declared “You’re my favourite deputy!” to the security guard.
The only knitting Finish since my last post has been the capucine hat which I made in a bit of a rush to take to Vienna. It’s a lovely quick knit, I would caution against using a steel grey yarn however unless you can carry off the Middle Earth dwarf armour look. A bit of diamante helped, a bit. I’ve cast on another Aesderina hat for another sister, which is going well. I’ve done a few more rows on the first Vorticity sock and the same for the Student Bank Account scarf, which is not as close to finishing as I’d imagined. My Arcadian Shawl needs one stitch adding to the setup row, then is ready for the lace border. School starts again tomorrow, so I’m hopeful of finishing at least a couple of things this week and getting back into the Next Step sockalong. Four things on the needles is at least one too many for me. I’m even considering getting ahead on the housework today so as to get a clear run at Arcadian on Golden Monday. I can’t wait.