May 1st is traditionally Workers' Day; somehow it seems appropriate, given the amount of knitting I have on the list. I'm still working on the Sick Day Pi Shawl. It's now too big to take on the train as I only get two rows done per 40 minute journey. The final section is a repeat of rows 14 - 19, which can be repeated up to fifteen times. Now, as there's nearly 300 stitches per row, that's a lot to repeat. I'm nearly at the end of the third repeat and was ready to finish it all off, before realising that I actually like knitting it, I still have yarn to use up and I've got a Skype call planned for Tuesday. My friend M will have to share my time with the shawl.
Then there's the secret project A to be done for 13th May and two gifts I want to knit, the yarn for which I ordered yesterday. Then there's the sweater I want to knit with the yarn I've bought recently-ish, plus another two sweaters which look amazing, but I don't have the yarn for. That doesn't include the lace shawl that I'm halfway through, the project I finished a couple of weeks ago which needs weaving in and blocking, and the somewhat languishing socks in the WIP bin. Or the red wrap which I've just remembered.
|Hitchhiker by Martina Behm - Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball|
This afternoon I've spent some time in the garden, now we finally have some sun. I started re-reading my MA dissertation earlier this week, and it wasn't quite as hideous as I remember it being. So, today I spent some time out with my favourite purple pen, making notes for the next draft. Of all my purple pens, I find it odd to have a favorite, but I do.
Yarn - Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the colourway Goldfish. Something about being in the sun brought out the colours beautifully.
How did you spend May day? And was there knitting involved?