I can’t believe that the sitting room curtains are finally finished.  I’m rather pleased, not only because they look quite spiffing…

0362but also because the weather here is back on form and it’s howling a gale and bucketing down with rain.  Plus ca change.

Now, I can see the errors, and I know that they need dressing, but still, they do finish the room and are well worth the effort and bloodied fingers. I’m going to set the pleats tomorrow and am playing hunt the tie-back, but to all intents and purposes they are finished.

Also finished is Mr Stitches Maille vest from knitonthenet.  

031This is a super easy pattern, but did give me pause at the shoulders, which are shaped with short rows and then the seam is created with a three needle cast off.  Well, there’s another skill learned.  I do love it when these things creep up on you and you have to get to grips with something quick.

On the needles now is.


This is Jaali from Twist Collective.  If you’ve not already checked out their site, do it now!  Their patterns are really quite inspiring.   This one is deceptive.  The cables are quite challenging, which I’m enjoy.  I’m using a Phildar yarn, Oxygene, in Flanelle…

…with a strand of Sunset in Argent knitted in…

This shall be known henceforth as the sparkly sweater.  I’m not really a sparkly girl but I can envisage this for nipping out for a bowl of pasta of an evening – casual but with a twist.  That’s the plan.