So, what have I been up to?
I have now got a poncho in kit form, it still has to be pressed and sewed together... The author of that big knitting book seems to know me so well. In the section on 'making up garments', there's a whole bit about how tempting it is to do a slapdash job just so you can be finished, but it's important to do it properly! Aw, man, she saw right through me...
Closer view of my unorthodox knitting needles (sorry Gillian, I destroyed them in the name of art!)
See, I had trouble finding some thick needles, and it just so happened that a friend of mine sent me some kitchen utensils that had spoons one end, and drumsticks the other... I tried knitting just with the drumsticks, but it wasn't quite right, and Ross offered to customise them for me! They're really effective, and the spoon parts have the added bonus of stopping my stitches from falling off.
They're kind of the ultimate in wifey accessories, aren't they? I should just chain myself to the stove and be done with it... Or else, you know - NOT.
What else? I've been applying for jobs, although probably not as studiously as I should be... Jobless panic has not yet set in, so I'm still enjoying pottering around and sending off the odd application when I feel like it. I'm sure you'll hear about it once I start panicking, so don't fret. Yet.
Know what I want to try and knit next?
I was all ready to just knit a tiny hat for myself, but luckily there's a grown up size in the pattern! Awesome!