I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to report, not much knitting over Easter. The garden just desperately needed some attention, and a bit of non-yarn shopping was done too. Funny how you can traipse fruitlessly around town for hours, then get everything you need in one trip to Boundary Mill Stores.
Fruit(y)less? Not entirely. I had the chance to go to a Rowan coffee morning in Nottingham on Saturday. Now I can see what all the Fruity fuss was about. I want one too!! I'm going to knit this, beads and all. Except I think I'd like it for winter, maybe in my red botany 4-ply, for Christmas. I did knit a little with the new RYclassic yarns but I can't get over my fear of cashmere and I'm not so good with pastel colours. I bought the Classic Garden book with my £5 voucher, so I've a souvenir. It was lovely, as always to meet other knitters, especially Marie-France who came all the way from Lincolnshire, land of the big skies (sigh).
I did knit a long time at the weekend but for some reason all I have to show is two Baclava cuff ribs and 15 rows of sleeve:
Doesn't seem much to show for an entire Lord of the Rings video, but progress in the right direction. (I am not knitting the sleeves 2 at once! I am just making sure the cuffs match before I run out of any more colours).
I also knitted a swatch for felting, in some mystery wool from the Handweavers Studio:
It felted really, really beautifully, sooo soft. I have several colours to make a bag, when I've decided what shape. Useful to see the final measurements, because like a twit, I didn't measure it before washing. It's 40 stitches by 30 rows, suppose I'll have to knit another pre-felt swatch now!
I've found a Martha knitalong hosted by Jessica. Once I've figured out what to do, I hope to join up. I've never done a knitalong before but I guess it helps if you were going to knit the thing anyway:
Next big project? I'm torn between another KF that I've promised my dad, or a zip up cardigan (pattern to be decided). Being indecisive saves me a lot of stashing!