Well they aren’t really connected but never mind.
I am racing along with the Teal Top, I have finished the back, and have just started the waist shaping on the front.
I am still really enjoying it, and it is lovely to be able to actually see progress! I am also really looking forward to wearing it, I think it will be a really useful wardrobe item and very comfy.
The only problem is that I am becoming worried about the amount of yarn I will need. I bought 10 balls because that was what was available in the same dye lot, but I have just started the 5th ball, which means that the back used slightly more then 3 1/2 balls. I think it will be very close as to whether I will have enough or not. I went down to the Interknit Cafe yesterday just to double check that there weren’t any more ballsÂ left of the dye lot that I had got, but there weren’t. She had 4 balls of a second dye lot, but as she saidÂ this was a colour that she would keep in stock, and that whatever I getÂ wontÂ match the first dye lot I thought I would knit on for a bit until I have more of an idea of exactly how many extra balls I will need. If I am fairlyÂ close then IÂ can just undoÂ my tension swatch andÂ use that yarn, or can use a different dye lot for the neck band. We shall see. It isÂ strange how knowing thatÂ the yarnÂ quantity is going to be a bit tight makes you knit faster 🙂 I’m not convinced that quicker knitting is going to help!
On my way down to Farnham yesterday I dropped into Specsavers in Guildford to pick up my new glasses. They are quite different to my last set and Paul is still getting used to them 🙂
First up, the more sensible pair:
And now the fun pair:
And finally, to make you smile on a wet Saturday, this is the most hilarious of the out-takes,Â and the reason that I really shouldn’t be allowed out:
Paul had just said “less teeth” and I’m afraid that was what he got. It rather reminds me of the old Maltersers advert with the wide mouthed frog and the crocodile 🙂