I finally found my backbone and added the bound button holes to my coat. (Hint: if you’re setting out on a morning of bound button hole-ness, make sure your medication is close to hand and all other human beings out of the room.)
Question number one: Reckon I should add a snap to the top of that collar? Or a fifth button hole? Or just leave well alone? (Oops, that’s three questions.)
Doesn’t the knitting look pretty? Wouldn’t you want to wear this if you were … 10 YEARS OLD?!!! The tension is totally out, despite the fact that I carefully made a tension square. This is the bottom of the back of a cardigan. It’s meant to be 47 cm wide. It’s 37 cm wide. I’m not convinced that anything should be stretched and blocked 10 cm wider.
I think the problem is that I’ve substituted wool. The pattern calls for bamboo wool, which is notoriously stretchy – so much so that it can ruin final makes. I’m knitting this in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino instead, because it’s such a nice wool.
I think I need to frog (unravel) and start again. I don’t mind doing that, but I’m going to have to guesstimate a new needle size.
Question number 2: Any hints or tips?
My boyfriend’s been doing stuff up in the attic. He found an old plastic battle ship toy and an ancient soda can. Remember those style ring pulls?
Question number 3: Can you guess how old the can is? I’ll give you a clue – Madonna’s singing career was doing very well the year this was popped open.
I’ve been doing my Christmas shopping.
Question number 4: Notice anything unusual about this shop counter?
Happy Mondays, everyone!