Would you believe it? I've finished something again. Me! The Scrappy Lengthways Scarf for my dad for Christmas. I have loved knitting this and will be making one again - I mean, what a perfect way of using up all those scraps of sock yarn. This version is made with Posh Yarn (yes, I know, I'm banging on about the glorious Posh stuff yet again) Sophia - cashmere 4-ply. Heaven, absolute heaven!I just love the way the stitches look on this - sort of like weaving. I almost hope dad doesn't like it so I can have it back. But I know he'd be far too polite to say 'good grief, it's a bit bright for me!' So I'll just have to make myself another one. I really need a new scarf.... (wardrobe is already bulging with scarves!) I think I might fancy a cashmere Baktus as well.
So what do I do when I've finished something? Finish something else? One of the many something elses lurking throughout the house? Do I cast on another Christmas present? Or do I just start something completely different , just for me, not even for a present?
Well, as the Queen of Startitis, it's pretty obvious isn't it? Using the many leftovers from the Mystery Blanket, I decided to start a cushion cover. There are nearly as many cushions in this house as there are scarves, but 'need to use' bears no relation with 'need to knit'.
I always fancied making an elephant somewhere in the blanket, so have had to settle for one on the cushion instead. I am determined to make this a quick knit. Too much else to make to dawdle. So perhaps tonight I will get off this computer and knit, instead of 'just popping over to Ravelry for a quick browse'.
And I know it's been ages since I last blogged - becoming very lazy about this lately - but just had to show you the birthday cake that mum made for eldest son. We do chocolate in this house! (As well as cushions and scarves!)
Needless to say, I am not looking forward to weigh day tomorrow. I'm anticipating a gain this week. Still, can you blame me?