Bwahahahahah!

According to mum, SIL is delighted with the Drops Norwegian set I sent her, and the ba hasn’t been out of it since! She was thrilled with the colours and the pattern, and was particularly floored by the label.

Pics to follow once mum sends them over…

Hubby’s sweater grows apace. I have the body completed to the EZ seamless sweater join-up point, and one sleeve almost done after a bit of a hunt for 6mm dpns – I had to settle for 40cm circs in the end. I also had to adjust for TH’s elongated torso, as he’s 6’1″ but his chest’s barely 36″. I’ve decided to do the collar as a polo neck, so he can roll it up or down as the weather dictates, and I’ll probably have to twiddle the decreases so they don’t interfere with the Aran panels. TH can’t wait to get his Goth Aran!

I’ve also begun the calculations for a version for my son – I think the panel plus 7st to either side will be big enough for his wee chest. don’t know about the sleeves yet. I’ve also found a Bob the Builder chart which I might try on the grey marl background, and a Thomas the Tank Engine one currently under consideration. So that’s four ideas for him so far, including the Drops!

My own pinwheel cardi has stalled because – aaargh! – I’m running out of wool. As it’s vintage, the chances of getting any more are pretty much nil. And it’s RED, so I’ll never match it… So I have to finish the sleeves, see how much wool is left, then unravel or devise a trim to suit.

And God help me, I want to knit socks

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