When I should have been writing Christmas greetings, I turned instead to a morning of finishing off a couple of knitting projects. I spent the morning GRAFTING the shoulder seams of 2 sleeveless tops. That was a new skill learned and it took several hours of concentrated effort. I decided to leave my contrasting stitch holder threads as some sort of fashion statement. ( They don’t show up in these photos.)
Hooray. These are finished. Now I have moved on to knitting the sweater for Ian – I’m halfway up the front and feeling bored with all that plain brown knitting. So I’ve started what I think will be a scarf. Three of the yarns are lurking there at the left hand side of the picture above – a self-patterning sock yarn, a mustard colour Norwegian yarn, and a baby blue yarn gifted to me by grandaughter Ashley who found it in a shop in LaConor. My base yarn is the self-patterning sock yarn and then I use another strand of yarn with that. Last night I broke off the mustard colour and used a bright cranberry colour yarn, and then broke that off in favour of a baby blue. The colour combinations are emerging. I guess this is what I like to do best. All this while we watched a very good dvd – The Bridge of San Luis Rey based on the novel by Thornton Wilder and starring Robert de Niro. I read that book years and years ago – wasn’t it required reading for anyone who reached high school?