Without dragging down the tone of what is supposed to be a frivolous blog about my adventures as a tricoteuse, allow me to reveal that it has been a horrible spring (Veris Horribilis) Chez Chelle. No death or dismemberment, just unceasing waves of small to mid-sized crises affecting me, DH, the kids, the dog, my family and friends...it seems that no one I care about has been spared.
But I am convinced that since today is Friday the 13th and nothing bad has happened so far, that things are finally turning around for us Chez Chelle!
Fortunately, my knitting has for the most part been spared by the plague. Here is Clare's "Theresa"
wrap cardigan from Debbie Bliss' Junior Knits
I'm not too keen on the ribbon ties used in the pattern and have to figure out some button alternatives for Clarebear.
This is the Adrienne Vittadini Eyelet Yoke Sweater from Vogue Knitting a couple of seasons ago. I converted the collar into more of a turtleneck than the pattern suggested and am generally pleased with the results except for the nasty tendency of the lower edge to curl. It's been blocked and pressed gently, but it still resists lying flat.
A kind-hearted SNB member suggested that "it really doesn't look like it isn't supposed to look like that"...but then again, she is kind-hearted. Apologies, once again, I'm using the floor as a model. I'm lousy at the mirror/photo thing and haven't yet taught the kids how to take snaps that keep the garment in the frame, while avoiding panoramic views of my nostrils.
Oh yeah and another minor burr under my saddle this week...
This is the before picture. The handle broke off from the lid of my stock pot, which doubles as the cover for my frying pan and deep casserole pan. Ratfeathers.
Here's the funny part. They don't make my style of cookware anymore. Fancy that, discontinued after only 20 years. That's the part I find funny. More than 20 years ago, DH declared his honourable intentions through the gifting of durable housewares. It gets me to pondering...How did so much time pass without me noticing ...and how do I solder a pan lid handle back on to the lid?