I've been working on Suzette. As usual, my anticipated 14 or so hours of daylight over the weekend to work on Suzette dwindled right down to not even half of that time. I always forget about the tasks that I have to do at weekends - food shopping, washing, cooking. And late mornings as the body clock resets to a more reasonable getting up time.
Progress so far is 48 rows (out of 230) of the body. Not bad. I've had a good look at the knitting, and I think that the camera flash makes the patterns stand out much more than in real life. Hey, but it looks better. The heart pattern, for example, is not as obvious as in the photo.
And a close up of the pattern:
I'm pleased to be knitting this, though after next week it might get put on the back burner!
In the end Clapotis had a very light blocking. I've lost my blocking pins, so I used wires and gently stretched these out and used a few safety pins to keep it pinned out. Very nice.
Looking inside the cone, I read the label. 'Waxed'. Oh dear. I'm using 3mm needles because the yarn looks quite fine.
So into the sink went the shawl.
Hot water and soap. A bit of a blocking and we have this:
Looks nice, but it's terribly small. There's a lifeline after the first clue was knitted and it's only 3 inches of knitting. I've seen posts from people who have 10 inches of knitting after clue 1! So it's on hold until I think about whether I ought to start again, with larger needles.
And Chris's new socks are a very tight squeeze to get on his feet (over his instep). I'm a couple of inches past the heel and they're fine when on, but it's getting them on that's the problem. Again, I may restart these, and increase to 56 from 52 sts. Not a great knitting weekend (but I love Suzette!)