And a sad and sorry tale it is too. I originally made a typo in the title of this post and typed it as 'the knitting pose' which turns out to be a bit of a Freudian slip really. I appear to be posing as a knitter rather than actually being one at the moment.
Part of the problem is that I'm 'supposed' (pressure is only coming from me I hasten to add!) to be knitting a gift for my SP8 and although I love the yarn and love the pattern, I'm finding it difficult to commit. I blame the heat partly but mostly its me being my usual procrastinating self. Of course, I can't show you the progress on this WIP which makes this an even sadder post.
No progress to report on the French Market Bag. I haven't touched it since I've been on hols. It was my commuter project though so I will picking it up again on Monday. (How sad am I that I have to go back to work? Wahhh!!) I still have only one sock made from my Dye-o-rama yarn and that is a high priority once I get the SP8 gift finished.
I've started two projects while I've been on holiday - gloves and a hat from my handspun for Meg and Branching Out from Knitty... again!
Meg's gloves have moved on a bit since this picture was taken. If I just sat down and worked on them though I'd finish the second one in an afternoon. Oh well, maybe if the weather continues to cool off I'll manage it. I haven't started the hat yet but will be using this pattern. Meg is a Harry Potter fan so let's hope she doesn't take offence at being given a Dobby hat!
This time Branching Out is a keeper. I'm knitting it from my handspun Wensleydale (from the last post) and there isn't one thing I don't love about it! I love the colour of the yarn and its subtle variations and it has a bit of a halo too. I've always loved the pattern but never been happy with the yarn I was using. I love it and I know I'll wear it.
And that's it. Told you it was a sad and sorry tale. Oh well! :-)