Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Unfortunately, the knitting frenzy has met with my great enemy - not actually fitting.
I was in a diligent mood when I started the Two Tone Shrug from Fitted Knits, so I used the called for yarn (I usually substitute cheaper stuff). I even did a gauge swatch, and got R to measure between my shoulders. The warning flags should have been raised when his measurements meant that I was knitting the second biggest size. I rationalized it to myself be saying that I have broad shoulders. Nope. Not that broad. I knitted something that is (conservatively) 3 sizes too big for me.

I really like it though, so after Xmas I really intend to re-knit it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Knitting frenzy

As per usual, the Xmas rush has begun in earnest. All of my family's birthdays are in December or early January, and they all live back in the Old Country, so I end up running around at the end of Nov/beginning of Dec failing to send the presents I've panic bought for them.

To make matters worse this time, it's my sister's 40th birthday the week before Xmas. I've decided to knit her a shawl. Unfortunately I have a few things to finish off first. So I'm in a knitting frenzy, and I don't see much light on the horizon.

But first, a finished thing. My finished baby sweater. I know there are people who would argue that it's just a waste to put Koigu on a four-month old, but how could they resist such amazing colours? A. looks amazing in it too!