Sunday, 21 October 2012

At the Beach

Such a lovely day today.  Proper autumn weather - warm in the sunshine, but damp and frosty in the shade.  

This being my favourite kind of weather, I set off for a walk with my camera and my current WIP and headed to the "beach".  This is actually the shoreline of the Menai Straits in Bangor, but it's lovely to hear the sound of the waves all the same :)

At the moment I'm working on a Rikke hat in King Cole Mirage DK.  This picture was taken a couple of days ago, I'm just approaching the crown shaping now.  Although I like the way it's turning out, I'll admit that I passed my tolerance for garter-in-the-round about 4 inches ago... It's always very tempting to think "well surely it's about right?" and CO too early, but I've experienced something of an epiphany recently...

...I've actually been finishing projects!!  I don't know what's come over me, but I finished both this honey cowl and a pair of Fables ON THE SAME DAY and in time for Wool Week! Shocker, I know!!  But being able to actually wear them and feel the benefit of them when it's cold out has definitely spurred me on to finish more projects within a sensible time frame.

But having said that, I've just ordered the yarn to make a Lamour Slipover and I have visions that I'll still be knitting it this time next year!