I've not knit with hand-spun before and it is lovely! It has such a gorgeous sheen to it and it slides really easily on my (very cheap job lot from eBay) bamboos. The tips of the needles picked up a little green dye, but none got on my hands at all, so excellent work all round! I even blocked this properly, my first ever blocking with pins, so I felt very grown up!
When I started knitting it in April, A laughed his socks off, as we were going through a heat wave at the time. Who's laughing now, huh? I've had the fire on for the last three nights and have been sleeping in joggers and long sleeve tops! Eliza will be getting her first airing out tonight at knitting group, I feel!
So what else this week? Well, yesterday I caught up with virtually all of the work I should have done before the holidays. I've created all the front pages for my reports, but haven't yet started on the individual boxes - hence the ticker at the top! I couldn't find a general one, so decided that a debt reduction one suited my needs. Watch for progress - I have to have them ready to hand in on June 18th. 336 individual boxes to be completed... joy indeed.
Yesterday I went out with L, K and the babies, which was a first one for me - I've visited coffee shops with babies but never a restaurant with a pushchair and a pram. both babes were asleep and fantastic. K had to leave so missed the part where Anna, having woken and wanting some lunch, pulled her bowl down and plastered the floor with chicken, apple and sweet potato (L is creating stirling baby meals!) L was mortified, but I didn't think it was a nightmare - after all, she's six and a half months old and interested in everything. I've seen a lot worse, L, honest!
And to top it off, the postman has just been and delivered two balls of gorgeous Lana Grossa Luxor, as a prize from the draw Carrie Anne made on the last episode of BritKnitCast. Here they are:
And since I'm showing yarn, let's go the whole hog and show my latest sock yarn acquisition from LazyKate:I know, I know, I have a box full of the stuff. So hang me. I've just realised - the whole reason I took Eliza outside was to give you a break from looking at the laminate floor... ho hum.
Soundtrack: Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers; Jellyfish - Baby's Coming Back; The Who - Baba O'Riley; Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall; Genesis - Keep It Dark; Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper; Crowded House - There Goes God