of not very much knitting at all. The hateful socks are almost finished, with only an inch or so of ribbing remaining. Next will be socks for me (what a surprise) on the small needles. The next garment proper… ah, well. It was going to be this, in a different colourway; I’ve even got the samples. I have no idea whether that sweater would suit me, but I love the design on it. Then Eunny posted this sweater she’s designed for Jamiesons. I’ve been wearing the Endpaper Mitts, smoothing them up my arms and thinking how nice it would be to have a sleeve or even an entire sweater that looked as intricately beautiful as the mitt. And I asked, and there will be a 39″ bust size. I guess that’s sorted.
A year ago I’d never have dreamed I’d be contemplating a knitting project like that. I didn’t even know I’d be knitting socks, confidently devising my own patterns to fit my own feet (I confess those Amalgamator socks are a bit tight on him, but I’m going to block them on his feet. That’ll teach him to over-estimate looseness). Spinning? No way, too complex. Ha. All these things have been achieved in large part because of ‘the internet’ and the many people I’ve met here. Some are special, like Joanne, whose emailed advice on spinning encouraged me to learn this new skill. Most of the rest don’t know me; I’m a lurker, laughing at their stories, inspired by pictures of their work and/or information about techniques. I’ve no idea how many people are lurking here, but I’m curious. So: post a comment, any comment, and I’ll draw names for prizes. How many depends a bit on how many names there are and how much yarn I can bear to part with!