So Saturday came around and another exciting installment of guild. I so look forward to these days now that work does not currently allow me to go to Thursday knitting at Morris and Sons. I snuck in a breakfast catch up with some of the lovely ladies before the meeting at the book kitchen in Surry Hills – all the more justified after my 7km run that morning around the bay.
ARG that dreaded timeline was calculated again yesterday and my knitting time line shrank faster than I could knit a pair of socks….
The hand in is on the 1st April – so from today allowing blocking time is less than 2 weeks. It has taken 4 days to knit three 50 gram balls or 348m- and this is just plain knitting with an ichord cast on – I am about to start the 4th ball tonight.
Progressing at this rate I am not sure I will get through the required 1200m or so – 852m in 13 days – that works out to be 65m a day – the yarn I am using per 50 gram ball is 116m and I have been averaging 87m a day…….
Numbers numbers – well the push is on – I am hoping to get the sleeves well and truly started by the weekend. Currently about to start the waist decreases.
I digress into boring maths….
Faye from the Standard’s committee came along to our certificate 1 study group with heaps of helpful hints – I learnt the difference between a lifted increase (picking up the stitch below) and a raised increase (picking up the bar between the stitches)
Then drooled with the others over all of the wonderful samples that she brought to the meeting.
We all had a great time. I am now looking intently at my Barbara Walker collection – book 2 is a winner (links are actually to the The Walker treasury project” which is the most fantastic resource) – bad colour but Lyn our favourite from the other day
Then off to see how a thermamix works at my sister’s house- and that was fun and very filling.
Menu was as follows…
Instead of a fun filled day Sunday was full of boring car adventures as the computer failed – it did not start, the NRMA guy tried to reboot it but it still did not work.
I let Kris down with her run sadly, third time lucky Kris. Then most of the day was filled in with finding a replacement car so that I would be able to work this week, thanks to S.V. who did the grunt work on this – new job requires lots of driving around western Sydney.
The remainder of the day was filled with washing and the final season of ‘The Closer” my secret sad TV addiction – now I have to find another tv show to knit to.
Hope you had a great weekend – and a great week – happy knitting.