For all the hinting that's been done over the last few weeks, finally there is something to show. Yes, it's true that to anyone else this is a scarf but to me, it's a SCARF! For this is a first. Unabandoned and completed anyway. A most monumental achievement - yippeeeeee.
Agreed, it has taken a while because it's been picked up and put down on so many occasions, sometimes only a row or two done before duty called elsewhere. I intended to get a lot done during my Jury Service period but it was confiscated on the first day. Thankfully, we were reunited on Day 2, once I promised faithfully to behave and so into the Jurors' Waiting Room those knitting needles finally came.
My knitting saga caused much hilarity because to begin with it was assumed the needles were considered a risk to everyone else (despite the fact it wasn't me on trial!). However by the end of a whole week hanging around with nothing whatsoever to do, we all concluded they were actually a risk to myself for wanting to end the boredom. In the end, not a lot of stitchery was done anyway since there were some really fun people to chat to and we became pretty close, especially once we finally did manage to sit a case.
But now, completion conquered, the elation is really quite something I have to say.
Jenny Lord 'held my hand' through this lovely book. With her guidance (and the odd tutorial on YouTube) I can now cast on, knit one purl one, unravel and place stitches back on the needles (!) and cast off. The yarn is Debbie Bliss, Fez in charcoal, 85% extrafine merino, 15% camel and it feels fabulous.
And here, in the words of Jennifer Aniston, comes the 'science bit' -
length of scarf - 1.7m
balls used - 4
stitches cast on - 37
stitch used - moss
number of holes - 0
number of rows unravelled and reknitted - countless!
Despite the fact its completion couldn't have been timed any better, what with this bitterly cold weather, it is actually destined for some lovely tissue paper where it will wait quietly for the next 10 days. Say no more.
As for those gorgeous kittens - they are becoming naughtier and bolder by the day and that little reserved one? Hmmm, not so sure where I got that idea from!! Thank you for the advice on tackling the Christmas tree, I shall keep you posted on the fun and games that brings ..
Keep warm everyone x