Well I did promise some knitting news, but I hope you didn't all raise your hopes too high. I didn't know that I could knit on the plane, so packed the second Ensnared in the suitcase. However, hasty intervention from Marit drew my attention to the fact that I could indeed knit on a plane, so I hastily grabbed some needles and a couple of tiny balls of sock wool and started on a bunny egg cosy during the flight (once I'd calmed down enough to knit that is!)
I must just mention at this point that the flights both to and from Portugal were perfectly OK, it's just me that wasn't - I'm a cowardy custard when it comes to being in a big tin can 35,000 feet above the ground. Gravity. I am a true believer in gravity.
Anyway, all that aside, I did manage to complete all of the knitting for the latest little egg-cosy.
The rest of the holiday knitting was done whenever I could manage it - bear in mind it was very hot over there and sweaty, sandy fingers don't make for easy knitting.
So this is all that I managed. I am a slow knitter and this pattern refuses to grow at anything short of snail's pace (ribbing with every knit stitch being done into the back of the stitch). I am actually quite pleased with the progress made - the nearer the toes the better, this is an interminable sock. I still adore the yarn though (Posh Laura I seem to recall).
Anyway, the competition winner has to be Trashy who said that she thought I'd get past the heel and be well on the way to the toes. A little pressie will be on its way at some stage Mrs Trash. Possibly a book about The Ashes maybe and how ENGLAND BEAT THE AUSSIES.
Now that I am back home though, I feel I have fallen behind on blanket knitting - have only made 1 of August's mystery blanket squares and have September's here waiting to be made up. There is also the Golden Wedding blanket which is also behind schedule (less than a year to go now). I have got the rest of the sock, the rest of another sock, the rest of Soho, the rest of a hat, the rest of the Colinette jumper... well, you get the picture don't you?
Anyway, this is the knitting corner of our living room...
... and it's driving Mr Stressy mad. Or should that be MAD? So for now, I am promising to finish off a few projects before starting something new. But let's face it, I have so many started projects, the likelihood of me finishing them soon is pretty small.
Prioritise Mrs Stashbasket, prioritise!
First up has to be Mystery Blanket, then a few more Golden Wedding squares, then Ensnared, then, um, let's just wait and see shall we?