Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This purple yarn is waiting patiently for me to start knitting a poncho. I am waiting less patiently to start it! Several people in my craft group have knitted this pattern, and I finally succumbed after trying one on last week. I am using James C Brett Marble Chunky. It is gorgeously soft, and only cost me about £20 for 4 200g balls, which will be more than enough to knit the poncho. It is knitted on large needles, in squares that are then sewn together.
The baby blanket is still progressing. I knit a little each evening, and have taken to taking it out with me in case there is an opportunity to knit a few rows. One thing I often do with my knitting, is attach a small safety pin at the start of a session, as I like to see how much I have done on that occasion. Is that weird? I'm looking forward to starting the lace border, as it grows so quickly and is more fun to knit. The baby is due in March, so I have plenty of time, but I'd rather have it done. I made the mistake last time of putting one aside and starting something else, and then before I knew it the baby arrived and I was knitting like the clappers for a week.
I have given up on While I'm Falling and started Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon, a Persephone book. It's about a six year old boy who goes missing, and is gripping me so far, though I really won't like it if it doesn't have a happy ending, and I am beginning to worry that it might not.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along