Yes, another birthday rolls around, and this morning I really feel my age! I stayed up until 2.30am last night, and then couldn't sleep properly in case I slept in, so subsequently I awoke extremely early (5.30) and slept fitfully for another hour until the alarm went off. Tonight we're off to the cinema (where I hope not to doze), then a meal, then back for the birthday champagne, so it'll be a very late night. Yawn.
In honour of my birthday, let's have another blog competition. We did the birth weight last year, so this year will be the time of birth. The nearest one to the actual time will win some knitting goodies. **hint** it was some time in the morning, and my mother had a good night's sleep before I arrived. I'll leave the competition open for a week - just leave the answer in the comments.
I had to phone my mum to find out my time of birth, and she told me that I was in hospital for six weeks after birth! The hospital had a policy of only letting babies out when they were over 5lbs in weight, and mums had to stay in for 10 days, the babies were taken away at night to give the mothers a good night's rest. How times change - AC had a caesarian section on the Thursday and was home on Saturday.
Now for knitting. So far I'm sticking to three wips: the commuter sock knitting, Kim Hargreaves Ali at the stash flat (not going too well, I do not like basketweave) and the Mission Falls cardigan.
Stocking stitch sock with a traditional heel flap and gusset, worked on 2.5mm dpns. I'm hoping to finish this first sock on the commute home tonight, so that I can cast on another one to knit on at the cinema.
Mission Falls striped cardigan. I took progress pics!
Sunday - body complete up to armholes.
Monday lunchtime (a bank holiday over here in the UK)
Body and first sleeve.
Monday evening knitting - a second sleeve nearly completed.
Wednesday evening - second sleeve finished and everything joined together. I've knitted half a dozen rows since taking this photo, and it will be accompanying me to Stash tomorrow!
I've altered the pattern a little bit; narrowed the sleeves (which seemed to have rather a lot of stitches), used different colours and changed the top shaping to a raglan.
Although it looks nearly finished what you don't see are the million ends in the sleeves. I've knitted in the majority of ends on the body (using alternative sides to start rows, so that the ends were evenly distributed on both edges) but didn't bother on the sleeves, which were knit circularly.
I'm finding it difficult to stay on track at this stage. I know I have loads of knitting and sewing on this striped cardigan, but I found myself looking at suitably laceweight/scarf yarn last night. Must. Resist.