Hi - I expect some of you will identify with two problems facing me at the mo -
The first is one that's been on the back burner for some time now. Earlier this year DD2 said she'd like fingerless mittens and a matching cowl. The mitts were no problem, and she was able to wear them a few weeks later in March.
Unfortunately, the cowl has been another story.
March 2012 -
October 2012 -
and it's grown by about 4"!
Two probs - the first is, it's really boooorrrrrrrrriiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg!!!!!!!! My previous ripple attempt was a multi-coloured baby blanket (the blanket, not the baby!) so I was encouraged by the frequently changing yarns. The second is, I've decided it's too wide but am at the stage where I can't bear to rip it out and start again, so need to persevere to the very bitter end.
Hey-ho, I've plumped for keeping it view so that I often pick it up, and will just break the monotony by doing other quick things in between, and at least be able to give the cowl in time for (this) Christmas. With the extra time retirement has given, I'm also determined to tackle all the unfinished pieces in the cupboard
The second labour of love is new pockets for DH's 'at home' trousers.
Posting this over on http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/woyww-176-really-176.html Put your feet up with a cuppa, if you've time, and have a nosey at what everyone else is up to.