I’m kinda itching to knit at the moment, but I’m at the tricky stages of Crazy Stripes with bind offs and button bands and I need to be able to sit down and concentrate on it so as not to mess it up at a vital moment. And I have to be monogamous or it’ll end up in a wip pile forever more while I get distracted by new pretties. So knitting just ain’t happening at the moment.
In the meantime, I’m in more of a reading phase. I ploughed through 4 or 5 books while we were on holiday. A couple of them, admittedly, were actually children’s novels, so a fast read, but even so it was lovely to have the chance to just chill out with my nose in a book. I’m now back onto Game of Thrones. Having stalled a bit on the previous one, I’m now on to the final volume that’s currently published. I have a feeling I’m going to be a bit frustrated at the end of this one as the next one isn’t released yet, but hubby is catching me up a bit now, so maybe we can move over to the TV show instead.
Our holiday in Germany was great. The campsite had excellent facilities, the boys swam every day in the indoor pool and we loved the local area. The landscapes were stunning and the views spectacular. We did a lot of walking and went down to the local town of Saarburg a couple of times and even found a yarn shop there!
I had a browse but restrained myself from buying as I know I’ve got some stashbusting to do, whenever I get the chance to start a new project.
We returned home to wilting tomatoes, a moderate sized pumpkin and a lush patch of unexpected autumn crocuses.
We moved in almost a year ago now, so we’ve nearly gone full seasonal cycle in the garden and as autumn approaches I know I’m in for a month or two of hard work raking leaves and chestnuts.
The boys have started their new school and seem to be settling in well, and I now have daytimes all to myself. I’ve been doing jobs and running errands this week, but once things shake down into the new routine, I’ll get the cardigan finished and then I can make a start on some new projects. My head is swimming with ideas, so it’ll be nice to have to time to actually execute some of them. I’ve also just finished sewing nametags onto the last of the school shirts. I’m so glad I made an early start on it and did it over several sessions instead of leaving everything to the last minute like I usually do!
oh! I’ve just started knitting crazy stripes. I’ve got very distracted with it though! like you will need to sit down and concentrate on it, although I’m though the shoulder forming stage now so should be more straightforward knitting for a while!
Yes once you’re past the shoulder shaping, the body goes much more quickly. I just need to stop procrastinating and getting distracted and the button bands will soon be done then its just the sleeves to go.
please share pics when you’re done to inspire me! 😊😊😊
Of course! What colours have you picked for yours? Any pics?
it’s blue and maroon. not many pics. some at the bottom of this post https://jo-creates.com/2017/08/01/wip-update/#.WbK3h3PTVnE
Ooh looks lovely!
thanks I hope it will be! got several hat commissions to get done, then will get back into it