Tuesday, August 26, 2008

St Brigid

She's finally done:

Pattern details:
Pattern: St Brigid
Pattern Source: Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore
Yarn: Jamiesons Soft Shetland
Needles: 4.5mm
Started: May 2007
Finished: August 2008
Comments: Love it. Fabulous pattern. I'm definitely a chart girl. My neck line is possibly a bit loose, but I like it as it is. I will knit another Starmore pattern.

The other advantage to visiting your sister - she can model your finished objects!!!
My camera work does not do this beauty justice. I will however be spending the rest of my life picking out the remnants of heather (well I'm hoping it's heather) from the sweater. Not from the wonderful scenery - that's how it came. I'm still puzzled how yarn comes with all the vegetation given all the processing it goes through..
No rest for the wicked, the UFO pile is overflowing.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Not only did I take a leaf out of my sisters book, I decided it was time to go and visit her too. We are in wet Dublin. Lots of knitting going on. We managed to fit in a visit to the Guinness Brewery. When we get back I will post pictures.

I am very pleased to announce that I finally finished St Brigid! A huge sigh of relief in this corner I can tell you. I brought a few other projects with me that have been pricking my conscience and will post what I manage to finish when we get back.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Oh Boy

I should take a leaf out of my sisters book and only knit one thing at a time. She thinks I'm mad to have multiple projects on the go. She may be right. I think part of my anomie for knitting at the moment is the fact that I do have so many UFOs screaming at me to be finished. I don't know where to start. In the tradition of small steps, I made a start with smalls squares - aka - the Mystery Blanket. I finally finished the July squares, hot on the heels of the arrival of my August package. I can see light at the end of the tunnel on this now. There are only 8 squares left to knit and then of course the edging and whatever else Debbie Abrahams has in store.

No rest for the wicked. I shall be starting the August Squares right away.

Whilst in my knitting funk, all has not been abandoned. To keep my hand in I've been knitting these:

This is one of the skeins I dyed whilst at Sue's earlier this year. Next on the list of long suffering UFOs is St Brigid - the summer is depressingly absent and it feels fitting to be knitting in the winter months which feel too close for comfort today!

On the non knitting front, the young man is still giving Jamie Oliver a run for money!

Macaroni Cheese. Young Man used a family recipe. I'm beginning to feel surplus to requirements!!