My designing has been going well for the last few weeks. It still amazes me how much pleasure I get from designing knitwear. I really does bring together both the creative and mathematical side of my brain. And best of all it is something I can actually do in short bursts with children running around (ok, so this doesn’t always work but sometimes!). I keep knitting and/or paper on the high counter in the kitchen away from little fingers and whenever they are happily occupied I get to work on a few rows. Having it up high means that if I’m needed I can just put it down where it is and know that it’s safe. As a added bonus as most of my knitting ends up being done standing up I get to exercise my stomach muscles if I remember to stand straight. Now if only it didn’t mean that I ended up with an aching lower back I’d really be sorted!
I’ve been so worried about messing up my knitting sample for the book that I am only knitting it at home where I can concentrate when I’m working on it. With the result that I have actually ended up with a different project on the go for my knitting group. I have changed the main cable pattern for the Robin Hood Jacket from the Zoe Mellor book and adjusted the sizes slightly but I have finished the back and half one front. I really love this cable pattern. – once all this summer knitting is done looking forward to getting back into a little cable work with some cozy yarns.
Yes – those are my lovely harmony needles. Truly magical for slippy yarns (not quite so critical for this project, but still nice!)