Happy New Year

Well it’s nearly New Year. Hope you had a great Christmas and that you’ll have a wonderful New Year.

My Trellis Rib Vest is complete. I’m currently looking for test knitters to try out the pattern. It’s my first truly “wearable” design (apart from a hat) and am very pleased that it fits the way I intended. As my first multi-size piece, I’m only including three sizes. If they succeed, I’ll feel confident to branch out into more sizes. I’m trying to limit myself to baby steps.

In the mean time, I’ve started work on a new scarf design. It’ll be a fairly narrow, short scarf, with lace at each end. I’ve done most of my calculations, and bought the yarn today. I’m using Heirloom Celone in, what I’d call sage green.

We have baby beans!

Christmas is approaching and so is the end of the school year. It’s that crazy time of year where there are functions left, right and centre. We also seem to be having appointments, car servicing etc ad nauseum. Not much knitting has been happening, but the weather has been very conducive to veggie growing. We’ve got baby beans! I’m sure I must have grown beans once, long ago, but it’s lost in the mists of time. So this feels like my first lot. And they look beautiful. This is a dwarf variety which, theoretically, doesn’t need staking. They’re holding themselves up pretty well so far.

I’m hoping for less commitments soon, so that I can get back to serious knitting. It’s lovely to have these end of year functions, but they do impinge on one’s time so much!