Heather Knits

Where Heather waffles on about knitting and anything else which crosses her mind.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Mermaid

I forgot to mention in my last post, but after all the umming and ahhing I decided to buy the Hanne Falkenberg Mermaid kit in Colourway 4. I was rather worried about whether the colours would be ok but luckily they are wonderful, even nicer than they looked on the website. It is always a bit of a difficulty to gauge colour accurately from a website particularly with different monitor settings and whatnot. I know that my monitor usually shows things slightly darker than they really are, which means telling the difference between black, dark brown and dark blue on a website can often be a challenge! Anyway, here is a picture of the kit in its lovely smart bag!


I am going to be good and not start it until I have finished off some of the things I have on the needles at the moment. I find I am generally better to work on only a few things at once, enough for variety but not so many that I forget what I was thinking about for each one.

The multi-coloured cotton jumper is progressing but rather slowly now. I have joined the second sleeve in now and although the end is sort of in sight the rows now are obscenely long, I think it took me over an hour to knit the most recent row. At least each row is getting shorter and shorter, and I am just carrying on knitting til I think the neck is the right depth and then I shall have a think about the shoulders. Unfortunately it is not particularly photogenic right now in its scrunched-up-on-the-needles state so there isn't a picture for your delectation.

We are off on holiday on Friday for a week away which I'm really looking forward to. We are going to have a bit of an English Heritage fest for the weekend on our way up the country to visit my parents for the rest of the week. It is Mummy's birthday on Thursday 11th, I wont tell you what I have got her in case she gets round to reading this :-) Although actually quite a lot of her pressies are things she has requested.

As is often the case with holidays though I am having the customary what-knitting-to-take dilemma. The difficulty is that the multi-coloured jumper requires lots of balls of yarn taken with it since I haven't decided beyond the next stripe or two what colour or pattern I am using, also it is getting a bit big for dragging around. The to-be-felted bag is being made from oiled shetland and so requires a lot of hand washing, again more of a sit around knit rather than an on-the-go knit. I have a sock on the needles (what a surprise!) but I'm not sure how much time I will have for knitting, so will just one pair of socks be enough? Oh the choices, the choices!

I shall think on it all while doing another row on the multi-coloured jumper and contemplating what to feed my sister when she comes round for lunch tomorrow.

Hope the weather is good next week.

5 Comments:

  • At 10:10 pm, Blogger Marie said…

    Congratulations on buying the Mermaid kit! I have one too, but like you I have a couple of other things I want to finish first. It's funny, because I really look forward to starting it, but at the same time it's kind of nice to keep it waiting, like I'm saving it as a treat for myself.I expect to start mine in a couple of weeks though, and look forward to seeing how yours comes along. I really like your choice of colour.

     
  • At 10:34 am, Blogger Daisy said…

    The colours in your Mermaid kit are beautiful!

     
  • At 9:34 pm, Anonymous Valerie said…

    I can't wait to see the Mermaid knitted up, lucky you!

     
  • At 3:04 pm, Anonymous Pam said…

    Ooohhhh, jealous! That Mermaid is just lovely - can't wait to see it finished. Dontcha just love Hanne's designs?! Good luck with it...

     
  • At 10:40 pm, Blogger Jan said…

    Can't wait to see this one finished! When it is, please let us know the actual finished bust & waist measurement. I've been wanting to do this one too, but I'm afraid it may not be quite big enoungh.

     

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