It is such a feeling of knitting relief that the back of my Green Picket Fence Vest only took four balls, and I have ten, so I should have plenty. The big needles, 5.5mm, make my hands hurt a tad, but the back knitted up so quickly. There are lots of Helpful Notes on The Ravelry about the pattern being poorly organised. I copied and pasted it into Word and then deleted all the parts that weren't relevant and printed it out. I write out each row and what I do and then the front and the back will match exactly.
MrsDrWho's mum gave me a big bag full of knitting patterns. Some are so old that that they have shillings as their price. Some I recognise!! And here I am trying to have a year of gently getting rid of things, but this was better than a little Tattslotto win. I shall endeavour to post some pictures over the next few weeks.
There was also a bonus of a few sewing books, Enid Gilchrist, and another set of three books (baby, toddler and child) that look a little Japanese in style, where you draw up the patterns. They are full of 'cute' drawings and there are even dolls to sew for the clothes, in case you accidentally have no children to wear the clothes you sew!!
Yesterday we rested, and today we went for a walk, which was very exciting. Mainly because Peri didn't roll in anything smelly!! I met MrsDrWho for brunch, eggs Benedict, and then we had a little shop. By the time I came home I was so tired I went straight to bed and slept for three and a bit hours. Luckily The Labradors are trained to nap. On command.
February has had such warm nights, but the days have been cooler and there has been rain and cool breezes. I have started reading again, now I can concentrate for more that two minutes at a time. I have an Elizabethan murder mystery, a Roman Britain adventure and the last in an Australian fantasy trilogy. I also have 24 episodes of Xena and maybe seven of Hercules to watch, they are good knitting TV shows. I have been enthused by the speediness of knitting the Green Picket Fence Vest, and it has spurred me on to start a cardigan soon. As soon and the Fence is finished!!!
Right now I am going to go back to the front of the vest and catch up on Fringe from this week. Two episodes!!!