- It's a very busy time at work, I'll be there 7.30am - 5pm (or later) everyday.
- I've never knitted anything all in one piece before (expect swearing).
- Only 16 days! eek! (eeeeeeeek!!)
This is my practice swatch of the lace pattern. It's actually my second attempt, I didn't look at the chart on the first attempt and didn't see that its a 4 row pattern (ahem!). It looked pretty good even with the lacy part knitted on every right side row. :-)
The swatch is knitted in the yarn I'll be using. The original pattern calls for 100% cotton although it does give alternatives, one of which is wool. This, however, is 100% acrylic. BUT! Before I get run out of town, it is very soft and feels wonderful. I've heard good things about the James C Brett acrylics on UK Handknitters and this yarn is living proof that the reputation is deserved. The colour! What can I say? The most gorgeous kingfisher blue I've ever seen. Sadly, it doesn't show all it's glory in a photo.
Another lovely sunrise this morning.
I'm off to my favourite Thai restaurant tonight. Yum!