I have finally finished the Fellowship of the Ring shawl. I haven't blocked it yet as I'm not really sure I like it. Perhaps the colours don't suit my idea of LOTR colour, perhaps it's the fact that it is a pi shawl. Or half a pi shawl. Now I made a large pi shawl, fully circular, several years and and I like that, However the lace and the shaping increases don't seem to work. It makes the edges bumpy and I doubt that blocking will fix it. I think it needs more stocking stitch between each set of lacy stitches. So it's sitting there while I consider its fate. I think I shall probably rip it out. I'm just not satisfied with it.
The family has been very disturbed as one son was sacked, totally without warning. He managed several offices placing disabled people in work. He had a supportive boss, a great team, all doing well. They had several audits passed with flying colours and two more to take. He was called to head office and asked for his car keys and phone and told not to return to his office. This was a bolt from the blue and they were on the point of buying another house as theirs is now far too small for them. He went to see his boss who was as devastated as he was and who knew nothing of it at all. He's doing some temp work and applying everyday for stuff. He feels the not for profit field is where he works well, although he could earn a lot more in a private enterprise of the public service.
Suzy Hausfrau in Canberra. I ordered it late last Friday evening, just before I went to bed. It was in my hands at about 1:00pm today, Monday. Pretty good? I think so.
From the left is superwash merino sock weight in tart, oxblood and baltic. Far right is briar in worsted weight which will, I think, be a beret.
The green messy knitting top left is a pair of fingerless gloves awaiting ends being sewn in. Made from Bendigo Melody, merino, cashmere and microfibre. From stash.
An apology is offered if you left a comment and I didn't respond. I could see there were comments but could not actually see what they were. This lasted about a week but seems to now be fixed.