The aran sweater tea cosy, is coming together now. The fronts and back are completed and joined with the top ribbing. Don't ask why the back (middle section) looks a good two rows shorter. I will stretch it, you'll see! I now need to to the button hole bands, the partially stitch the two sides, then pick up stitches and do the ribbing for the handle and spout.
I am still cathartically looking at patterns. It is now reaching the deeper eschelons of my knitty brain that I will only be able to do a fraction, if that, of what I am looking at. It's good to look at new stuff. I have to remember that I only have finite time, so the time I squander looking at patterns, the less time I have to knit. I know within myself when the best time to realisitically look and decide the next project. It is cool to imagine I have the material and time to make at least half the thing I see. Perhaps this line of thought should be with me when I do decide on what I make - would it give a deeper sense of achievement when I reach completion?
I haved kept Mary-Jane busy today. She woke up after I came in from the WI last night. HK has been out fishing today. I have had Mary-Jane running around the house. I took her down to Fobbles to drop of a couple of Cross Stitch pictures for Bev - the flower fairy and a small celtic one. I have also found what looks like small mould spores on the inside of my wizard cross stitch. This needs a serious looking at. After MJ had her lunch and I had mine, she was off and away for another run round the house. The I took her for a short walk - perhaps about 25 minutes, then we came in and went out again to pick up HK. On the way there, she dozed off for a couple of minutes.
Once HK was home and settled, Mary-Jane climbed up on his knee, relaxed and stayed there for quite a while! I do believe they missed wach other (I know they did).
Talking of Mary-Jane, new words and phrases that have crept into her vocabulary in the last few days are - How, Why and I Want. Hmmmmmm. The first two I don't mind too much.
I have kindly been lent two 30 year old lace knitting books today. I will tell you more about them tomorrow (time is ticking here and I am ready for bed), they are quite interesting, and amongst other things, explain different types of shawls and how to wear them, as well as the history of them.