The weather on Sunday was distinctly Autumnal. No breeze, damp and actually a bit dismal.
That was alright though as there were two monster football games in the tele ( Liverpool v Chelsea and Manchester United V Arsenal) so I settled down for a quiet day of finishing up some fibery projects in front of the box.
First up there was the spindle full of Amy Boogies lovely superwash merino roving to ply. I decided to andean ply it rather than wait and spin another spindle full. In retrospect this was a mistake. I now have two skeins of around 80 yarns of fingering weight yarn that are a whole tone different in colour. They are both turquiose blue but the second one is dark enough that I could knit shadow stripes in the two skeins.
No photo as my camera just doesn’t seem to be able to capture the differences, but believe me they are there
Having finished with the spinning I decided it was time to finish the navy cotton Tee that I was basing loosley on a top from the Summer IK. I knitted the second sleeve, sewed it all up, decided on a neckline treatment and then tried it on. MMMM
Lets just say that it is probably one if the most unflattering things I have ever had the misfortune to wear, let alone knit. I am not blind to the fact that I am a little on the large side BUT JUST WHAT WAS I THINKING!!
Needless to say last night the entire thing made a visit to the frog pond and is waiting in my basket for its turn – I think it is likely to become a shapely tee from White Lies ( that’s the Shapley Tank , with sleeves).
Finally check this out It is the most wonderful piece of animation I have seen in a long time – and it’s about knitting!*
* thanks to Michelle for bringing it to my attention