Thursday, November 29, 2007

Poor neglected blog!

I can't believe it's been a month since I updated my blog. Where does the time go? It's just been such a busy time - we're frantically trying to get the decorating done in 2 rooms prior to carpet being fitted in 2 weeks. It's nearly done but there have also been curtains and blinds to attend to. This has left very little time for anything else. I've still managed to run of course and have knitted for at least an hour each day just so my hands don't forget how!

Barney's been helping in his own special way. He can't resist a ladder and we always have to watch out if we're in the loft as it's difficult to get him out of there once he's scaled the ladder. Here he's checking that the basecoat of paint is even.

Progress on the shawl has been slow but it's looking rather pretty. I love all the different colours and the beauty of it is you can just switch off whilst doing it because it's only garter stitch. Ha!, who am I kidding. Pride came before a fall the other evening as I miscounted my rows (goodness knows where my row counter has disappeared to), joined a new colour on the wrong side early in the square and didn't notice until I'd fastened off. I had to rip back to the first colour change and that isn't much fun in mohair. Good job the squares are small.

I've just cast-on this lovely headband to match my FairIsle gloves. Karen has very kindly released the pattern as a thank you to everyone who took part in her glove KAL. It's just the thing to keep my unruly locks off my face!

Linda, if you read this and you do decide to come to London I thought I'd let you know that there's a Tutankhamun exhibition on from November until next August. It's on our 'to do' list.