I've heard that moving every once in a while is good for you, so I've decided to move to another part of our digital universe.
From now on you'll find me at this address:
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome over!
Oh, and bring your knitting.
Thanks for your support regarding the sleeve mishap, guys! Linn: yes, the armhole is as it should be, so there seems to be no mistakes in the front and back patterns.
After sitting around and whining about my sleeve at the SnB meeting at Marias Garn yesterday, I feel better about it today. For three reasons:
1) bad moods never sticks with me, after a bit of a moan I leave them behind
2) I bought some new yarn for the fisherman's jumper, I really want to knit someting with good, honest wool for a change
3) I swatched some Araucania Nature Wool for a project I've been longing to do for...
I am annoyed. I am more than annoyed. I am beyond annoyed! Here I am, back finished, front finished. I cast on on for a simple short sleeve. And end up with... a very odd looking and way too small sleeve! And before you say ANYTHING: I've triple checked that I've followed the pattern correctly. And, yes, I've checked Rowan's webpage and there is no errata. And not only that it's blooming small, it looks really, really weird. And yes, I DID follow the pattern correctly (you see my need to make it clear that this was not my fault?).
You get the picture?
When something like this normally...
I spent Midsummer at some friends house on an island off the west coast of Sweden. We had a lovely time with lots of good food, sun, swimming and cycling. There was a small handicrafts shop on the island and I had a feeling I would find something to my liking in it. Which I did! I bought six hanks of 2-ply hand dyed wool yarn at a very reasonble price. I have some ideas of what I'm going to do with it, you'll see...
There were a lot of sheep on the island too (but I don't think they were the source of my yarn, however), and since Sheep Are Our Friends (and very cute) I couldn't help taking...