Don't like the neck
I spent yesterday evening working on the finishing of the Surprise. The shoulders are joined, some of the ends dealt with, and an edging knit for the neck. I thought I'd amuse myself by casting it off with a picot bind-off, but I don't like it. It detracts from the garter-stitch austerity of the whole, and will look thoroughly stupid if we get another boy.
So I think I'll frog it, and just cast off like a normal human being.
But that'll have to wait, as we're going to Kirkmichael today, in very gloomy weather. There will be no more bulletins from the knitting front until perhaps Sunday.
I don't mind the finishing process, in fact I quite like it, even darning in ends -- and I've done some of Kaffe's patterns in my day. The one thing I really hate is sewing on buttons.
I had meant to post a picture today of the yarn for my next project, which is deliciously displayed on a sitting-room sofa at the moment. But that will have to wait, too.