Here it is, and you must agree that it looks rather wee:
I very much hope that I will get it blocked tomorrow morning. The day often starts rather slowly, waiting for my husband’s carers to come and help him get up. There might be time then, when I am at my liveliest anyway.
The shawl was finished this morning, leaving behind it the problem of what to knit for the rest of the day, once I had decided that there wasn’t time to block it on the spot. The half-brioche sweater was at a highly vulnerable stage, laid aside long enough that I had forgotten its little ways; enough remaining to be done that it was a slightly daunting prospect. And other knitterly delights were now occupying my mind.
Thus do projects gather momentum on the slippery slope to UFO-dom.
However, I picked it up and resumed it, and all went reasonably well. I made substantial progress on the second sleeve. After that, there will be a lot of sewing-together and a neck placket to which I think I might add a collar.
I printed out my e-ticket for my EYF class and put it carefully in the bag I mean to carry that day. I have had a detailed and comforting message from them, with a map, about how to find the back door which will admit class attenders to the market an hour early. And they also addressed my next question – do I have to go somewhere first to get an armband? And, if so, where? Or can I get in on the e-ticket? The answer is, the latter.
I am most fortunate that Hazel Tindall’s class is in the Corn Exchange. So I ought to have a generous half-hour in the market beforehand, plus as much as I have strength for afterwards.
Shandy, you’re right that I could pretty well wing it with the Fair Isle vest by now. Except that after reading the Feral Knitter and Knitsonik, I am actually enthused with the idea of swatching to practice moving colours around and seeing how they work with each other. And, Lisa, I got the Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book out and it’s even better than I remembered. Thanks for reminding me.
James is coming to see us tomorrow, leaving on Sunday. So I’ll be away until then.