I’m a 2nd waver! I’m joining the 2nd wave of Clapotis knitters at http://secondwaveclapotis.blogspot.com/. I already have my yarn – burning a hole in my press for the past few weeks. And I’ve finally got through my deadline WIPs – well almost (finishing touches to sister’s bag & stole needed this evening before going over there to present presents. I’m cutting it fine!) so my knitting schedule is clear. Okay, I have to remind myself before I get too carried away, I still have to wind my hanks into balls – BY HAND!
I’m more than a bit nervous about giving sister the bag & stole I designed and knit as presents – thank goodness I have another gift, something I know she wants too. The bag design was a bit complex and really she’s getting a very initial and, consequently, very flawed, prototype. I hope she appreciates that she’s the inspiration behind the design and perhaps she’ll be happy to accept a revised & improved version for Christmas.
The stole hasn’t turned out as well as I’d hoped either, though possibly most of my negativity towards it is due to how much of a pain it was to knit. It’s a bit 70’s and not necessarily in a good way. Plus, I’m still undecided as to whether I should seam it permanently into a poncho or leave it altogether as a stole or try to work out a fixing with some ribbon & buttons that would offer flexibility either way.
I must try to remember to either take photos of both before I drive over to her or bring along the camera to photo it modeled. Purely, so that I can add images here… All words makes blog a dull read!