Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Still here...

Yes, I am, in fact, still here! Who would have thought! :-)

Life is, as usual, but more than usually, busy these days, and blogging from work is something I am trying to avoid, so the poor old blog has suffered a little. Add to that that the home computer is still in bean's bedroom, which means that after 7 pm I can't switch it on to upload any pictures or write any blog entries and you have a situation that is not conductive to regular blogging activity. I do miss it... Today I am working from home, so I thought I'd at least get a teeeny tiny post in this morning!

i have been knitting - yes, despite everything, I have. There is no proper FO yet, but I'll show you the WIP, OK?

This is Diana Rupp's Cowl from the Stitch'n Bitch Handbook - I think I hadn't looked in there for at least 2 years and recently Bean pulled it off the shelf and I flicked through it again. I had completely forgotten how many good and simple patterns there are in this book! I found a pattern to use for my huge lot of green mohair (Martha Lazar's To Dye For pattern) and I found this Cowl pattern in garter stitch for a recent ebay purchase, some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, which is just perfect for this pattern. It's lovely and simple, so I can knit while I watch TV, and it's quick and, due to increases and decreases, interesting enough not to get too bored with it. I've all but finished it - only the assembling and the cowl to go, and then I will finally have a warm and cozy, yet fitted, jumper to wear to work. I can't wait!

I'll leave you with this - the Humber foreshore near Hull, in the late afternoon light on Sunday.


  1. Welcome back! I'm sure life must be incredibly busy juggling the demands of a job and the Bean ;)

    The cowl looks lovely - very autumnal colour. Everyone seems to be knitting things in autumn shades at the moment (me included!). I wonder if it's because it's been such a wonderful autumn this year, with plenty of sunshine to really make the colours come alive.

  2. Glad to hear that you are still around and crafting! Life can get so busy, no?

  3. Yes, I know what you mean, I seem to be failing miserably on keeping up with blogging! But good to see a post from you!