It's been a week of finishes, starts and acquisitions this week. We better get going!
I finished the sunshower vest this week. I have weaved in the ends and sewn on buttons, it's just not blocked - in all honesty I probably won't.
It fits nicely, although as I have found with most of Andi's knits, it is a little baggy at the top. I think once I have worn it and washed it that will sit better.
My Christmas gift socks are coming along nicely, I am nearly at the heel.
And that leads me to acquisitions.
I said a couple of updates ago that I had won a competition. I won a prize in the Adelaide Cottage knitting for a cause KAL. One of the prizes was an Interpretations 3 book which I already have, so I told Shauna to give that to the others and I would happily take the stitch markers. Anyway she got back to me and said she would send a skein of her yarn if I would like (If I would like! - Of course!) While I was waiting for it I came up with a plan. One of my relatives is suffering with cancer right now and his wife is of course being really strong, but it is really difficult for her. So I have decided to knit her a shawl - I love knitting shawls but don't wear them myself. And I think that will be very much in keeping with the original intentions of the KAL. I have chosen Fodhla by Ruth Mckeon (Knitterarium) and hope to have that cast on by the end of this week.
Here is the prize - the yarn is gorgeous - a lovely coffee colour with wisps of black and specks of red. Also came some stitch markers and some labels to sew onto your hand knits - beautiful.