I’m close to finishing off the main gift I’m knitting for my other half :D, just a few more rows and I think I’ll begin casting off, then I’ll see about knitting his second smaller gift. And I’m not saying what these are just in case he happens to read this.
After I’ve finished off that I’ll carry on with knitting the cardigan for my dad, I’ve the first sleeve to finish off before I move on to the second, and after that I can sew the raglan edges together and pick up stitches for the collar. I’ve never picked up stitches before, but I know I’ll need to work out how to pick them up evenly along the neckline of the cardigan, so this will be interesting for me. I’m sure it can’t be that hard, and I’m sure it’ll go reasonably well. I’m quite looking forward to it. I’m enjoying working a pattern as its testing the knitting skills I already have and its helping me pick up ones I’d passed by as I didn’t need them for what I was doing at the time with my knitting. So its encouraging me to look back through my knitting books and see what I need to do for particular things. As I’ve been knitting nearly a year now, although I’ve not been able to do it as often as I’d like and occasionally I’ve not felt up to it due to feeling ill, I don’t feel I’m doing badly as far as my knitting goes.
I must start knitting my older brothers gift as well, seeing as I’ll be working from a pattern again, I’m sure it won’t be terribly hard. But I do need it all finished before Christmas. So I’ll be knitting double time when I can. Its hard when you want to spend time with people, but also want to get on with knitting something that you know you can’t really knit around anyone as you don’t want to end up making mistakes.
Well time to break off and finish spending time with my lovely Freya.