11 November 2008

Busy, busy

I have a cold. Yuck.

We went for a walk along the thames a few days ago. The light was absolutely beautiful - because we're so far north, and the sun was setting (at around 4pm!), it was very lateral, and it gave the buildings across the thames these amazing golden highlights.

It was almost as if London were posing for a postcard:

I ran out of wool for my druid mittens, and it's knitpicks wool, and it's a colour I got years ago and they don't have it anymore. You'd think I'd have checked that before starting. So now, unless the one other person I found in Europe on ravelry who has some feels like parting with a skein, I guess I'll have to start all over again with different wool. Poor me, I will have to go and buy wool.

I had to frog the first (messed up) mitten to finish the above part of the second mitten, and I guess because I'm using such small needles, two skeins weren't enough.

Anyway, it's not like I'll have time to work on those mittens til, say, the 26th of December, because I have a lot of Christmas knitting to go. I just realised there's only 6 weeks left, and I haven't even begun!

I'm going to make the cobblestone sweater for Rog.

Any hints for how to avoid the boyfriend / sweater curse? Or does that no longer count once you get married? I still think of him as my boyfriend though.


Siga said...

That curse does not count for Cobblestone! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I don't think it counts once you've married them - at least I hope it doesn't! Hope you find the yarn you need.

larissa said...

I love that photo - it's nice to be reminded of how beautiful London can be at times!

No advice on the boyfriend sweater curse though... I've never tried it out!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your photo is gorgeous. At least you ran out of yarn with mittens and not something like a yarn-sucking cabled sweater. I love that Cobblestone. I have to make that next year (I think) !!!

amanda said...

I think you may be safe from the curse now! And I think it's worth the risk for Cobblestone anyway!