Thursday, 21 August 2008
Tuscany and Lakeland
As I couldn't carry on with D's jumper yesterday, it was out with some more wool and a new start. I used the Sirdar Tuscany that I bought for 50p a ball a few weeks ago. This is what it looks like, and I love it.
I am using Sirdar pattern 8611, the round neck sweater. As it is knitted on 8mm needles it knits up really quickly. I was able to complete the back before I went to bed last night.
This evening, I have almost completed the front. I just have to do one side of the neck.
I have also found a tapestry that has been forgotten for a couple of years and have begun working on it.
As the colours painted on the canvas are so close, I will only be able to stitch on this is good natural light. As the heavens opened this afternoon, the good light didn't last very long. All I managed to do was to fill in the brown area. I am looking forward to being able to stitch using a different colour.
Today I ordered the DMC threads for the poppy cross stitch and they will be in the post to me tomorrow, so hopefully, they may arrive before the bank holiday. I also ordered some material to make the lap quilt, but I am not sure when that will arrive. Tomorrow I have to try and find some batting as well as the wool for D's jumper.