I’m feeling lousy today, nothing particularly wrong, just feeling low. I’m putting it down to being back at work on Monday. Don’t get me wrong I love my job, but I’ve really enjoyed my time home with the children and having the time to knit, create, design and play. I was also hoping that at least one of these would arrive today:
The orange is from Limegreenjelly (Jo from Freestyle Fibre) on Etsy and the lilac/yellow is from MamaMi (Artis-Anne and Kath of Kath’s Krafty Kreations) also on Etsy. Knowing Kath has posted the fibre, I got a little exited, who’d have thought it would take 2 days to get a parcel from Liverpool to South Wales… Now I won’t get it until Monday, *sigh*.
So I’ve started a bit of knitting to cheer myself up. I went over to Haverford West with the children the other day and bought some knitting magazines that I can’t get on this side of the water!
I so desperately want to knit this cable dress:
(picture taken from here)
but I have to get the circular needle needed or , work out how to knit the dress in two parts. I can’t be bothered to do either at the moment so opted for a pattern in Interweave Knits (which I ordered for the Dumpling Bag pattern).
Knitted in Sirdar “Bonus DK” Yes, this is a 100% acrylic (as much as I’d love to knit it in a scrummy wool, I wouldn’t be able to wear it) but this has got to be the best acrylic I have knitted with yet, it handles nicely, it’s soft and I’ve not heard it squeak yet! An added bonus is, it’s cheap.
I’m just beginning 4 inches of 2/2 rib….urgh.
The Hoodie is still coming along too, though with the Olympics over and done with, I don’t have the urge to knit all day. but I just have a sleeve and the hood left to do. I’m hoping Dylan can have a new jumper next week.
That said, I’m off. Hope you all have a great weekend.
Oh if you’re interested, the title comes from the song “Deep in the Wood” – The Birthday Party.