I’m still getting into the swing of these Tuesdays I call my own. Last week I actually wrote a little bit, editing a story I haven’t touched for years as a way to dip my toes back in the water.
This morning I rode my new bike (separate post on that to come!) to a small vegetable shop that sells locally grown organic produce, only to find it wouldn’t open til 2pm. Oh well, there was my exercise done for the day.
I had a visit from Fee and Baby Alice (who stood unaided for a short time!) before closing the door on the world and retreating for a few hours to knit and watch Bleak House.
There’s some nice knitting going on at the moment I thought I’d share. First up, thanks for listening to me carry on like a pork chop about Alice’s birthday knit. It’s not so much that it HAS to be perfect, more that I identified at some point that I was behaving like it did and this was causing me no end of indecision. But a decision has been made. I present Helena, in Bendigo 8ply cotton (it’s called Inferno) and it’s going swimmingly. Love love love.
And because so many people seemed to think that a special handknitted toy was required, I shall soon be casting on this little guy. Ysolda Teague’s Elijah.
Won’t it be fun to give her two special gifts?
And finally, because actually my Tuesdays are supposed to be at least in part about me (it was Ailsa who said to me a while back ‘no gift knitting on your Tuesdays!’) I started a gauge swatch (sometimes I still call them tension squares, as a way to hark back to the knitting terms I grew up with) for the Featherweight cardigan. In Knitpicks Shadow (edited since Dr K asked!)
I can do this because my Golden Vintage cardigan looks like this.
Maybe I’m doing better at My Tuesdays than I tell myself.