Feb. 6th, 2017

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So I've been super ill lately -- I mean, this year I seem to have been fairly constantly ill with various colds, which I was warned about as part of the joy of a baby teacher's life, but fever-over-40 ill was different and fun. Anyway, I haven't kept up with Monday and Wednesday posts.

At the moment: well, I've made the top half of a jumper in 4ply and I don't like it. Currently it's hibernating while Ellie tries to talk me round, but I probably will rip it back. I don't think the yarn suits it and I should reknit it in a semi-solid rather than variegated colourway.

Also I am trying to resize a pair of scale-mail knitted gloves for M. This is hugely annoying and going badly.

Also I am making a pair of knee-high socks with lace up the back! These are actually going well, but since I haven't quite finished the first one (I'm on the cuff though) and it's in dark blue, it doesn't photograph well. I'll wait til I've finished the pair and get someone to photo me wearing them.

So here is a picture of the lace-weight shawl I made just before Christmas! I'm hugely pleased with this. It's gigantic and really beautiful. Pattern is Samarkand Nightmarket, and I recommend you click through to the pattern page to see what it looks like spread out! (Also, boggle below at how badly my phone captures the colour on the close-up! The main pic is from a friend's phone and the colour is pretty much spot on.)



I have another shawl I want to start soon, and one which I am going to have to redo because of the incompetence of the yarn-seller (long story, when I can be bothered I will type it up). And then I need to knit my mum a birthday present. Lots of fun projects!

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