...that showing planned projects on my blog before I even have the faintest idea whether I can achieve them is pure madness?
For, once I have mentioned something, and shown some pretty pictures...
...I do feel that I must deliver the requisite ta-dah! moment, and not take too long about it!
Now whilst reaching 'the reveal' in most cases is pure pleasure, the last few days have seen more than a few moments when, had it not been for me opening my big bloggy mouth (so to speak) I'd have abandoned the project in rage and frustration.
Mostly this has been the fault of the planned scarf bonanza. Did you spot this alongside the lovely photo?
So, I found the lovely Noro yarn to click my way towards something gorgeous for someone special this Christmas. Then I spotted the bargain £1-a-ball 'Allegra' alpaca mix and thought I might as well make two more for another two special people.
And I have now spent two evenings, and a few odd bits of time in between, knitting and then mostly unravelling what I've made!
If this is someone's idea of easy, I dread to this what would constitute intermediate or advanced!
I have got this far...
...but I have to tell you that it is peppered with lost stitches (luckily not dropped) and hasty 'make ones' that aren't in the pattern at all. And it is no surprise to me to find that all my problems stem from the dastardly '7 stitch wrap' that I was quite enthusiastic about on Tuesday. I have not mastered the stitch, but have learnt to deal with the problem it throws up, so will just continue and hope that the recipient is not going to examine the finished article too closely and spot the errors!
In other news, there has been a bit more bag making...
...and a bit of window painting...
|(It's not wonky, just a bit open!)|
Shed reveal very soon hopefully!