Friday, September 28, 2007

Sickness helps the stole grow

I've been off work since Wednesday with food poisoning. Or at least that is what the doctor thinks it is. This has allowed me a lot of time sitting on the sofa watching films and knitting. This is something I hardly ever have the luxury of doing, so despite the pain and nastiness of being ill, it has been an ok 3 days.
I've finished the Lacy Jacket for Hattie BeaThe pattern in from a Vintage Emu book I found on ebay.
Yarn is Rowan Cashsoft DK and it took about 2.5 balls I think, maybe a little more.
I started this last December, as a potential Christmas present, but it was going to be miles too big, hopefully it should fit her now. She will be 1 in about 10 days time.
My favourite is the little elephant button:
I have also managed some more on the MS3. I had a go at blocking it with the steam iron earlier, it seemed to work quite well (although now I can see the mistakes more). I've just finished the first chart of clue 4, which I think means I am about half way through.
It has been feeling distinctly Autumnal around here lately, so I decided to put my Posh Yarn to good use, and I'm making myself a cosy "posh" new scarf. It is a mini-clapotis. Modified using these instructions.
I can't wait to wear it, hmmmmm a cashmere scarf, what a treat.


Piglottie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell, but glad you've been able to put your feet up. The Lacy Jacket is adorable, especially with the little elephant button. Your MS3 is looking really beautiful too.

Freakily, I'm hoping to cast on for a mini-Clapotis soon. I have a skein of Hipknits Silk Aran which I saw someone else knit one up in, and loved it. At least I know where to come if (when) I have any problems :)

Queen of the froggers said...

I hope you are starting to feel better now. The cardigan is lovely and the button is such a nice finish. Your stole looks rather nice too! Are you enjoying knitting Clapotis? I loved that pattern!

Corvus said...

My favorite is the elephant button as well. Get better!

Terri Lynn said...

I hope, too, that you are getting well! So nice to find you on Ravelry, though! You have a lovely blog! I love that Rowan baby sweater and the cashmere clapotis! WOW! That's a good one!

Emily said...

MS3 looking good! Sorry about the d+v, though.

Poshyarns said...

The baby jacket is so pretty, cashsoft is gorgeous stuff to work with and as for the new Clapotis, beautiful colour, perfect for autumn.

Nickerjac said...

Hope you are feeling better now :)

Flossie said...

Hope you're feeling better now Roo. I love the little jacket, it's beautiful. I think I'll have to knit something from one of the gorgeous vintage pattern booklets you sent me soon. xx