I’ve had a little bit of activity this past weekend. First I finished a pair of slippers for my Mom, which she is happy with and consequently so am I 🙂
Then a little bit of reality intruded on my grand plans. Remember the Princess Line sweater of last year fame? That I started out so cocky and then foundered on the rocks of a really boring-to-knit pattern?
Off to the frog pond it went. My Mom kindly volunteered to rip it for me, which was a big help. I have a lot of trouble admitting defeat, and have spent roughly a year trying to talk myself into picking it back up, or changing it to a cardigan or something. Nothing doing – couldn’t face it. However, the yarn kit translates very nicely to another pattern I’ve had my eye on in a book I have reviewed here earlier, Knits from the Heart of Norway. There are three skeins of yarn different, which I have already ordered.
Next, a friend sent me a thrumming kit for some nifty mittens, which are moving along quite nicely! I had never done thrumming before, so it’s kind of interesting. But it’s very easy – just tucking bits of fleece in with some of the stitches. So not a hard technique – and it makes a for a very cushy mitten!
And then the dithering. I got a little more done on my Twinkle, but probably not as much as I should have. I’m thinking I will take it into work for my lunchtime crafting. Also, there is a work trip coming up in a few weeks – that might be a good time to really get cracking on it! Despite having so much going already, I also wound my yarn for Glenesk. I’ve had the kit for so long and meant to get it done last year – this year I really need to get it done and get a move on! So I’m starting it, but very, very gradually.
While quite a bit of movement has happened this week, some of it was backwards, and some of it was sideways. But a little bit was forward! And that’s what I’m hanging on to.