Shaaaawwl!

Well, nearly. I have got this far:

Phew! I am really enjoying knitting it, although I have to concentrate quite hard on the lace rows (each RS row; WSs are all purl) and I can’t take it to my knitting group. Oh, or even really watch TV… I am also rather worried that I’ll need a third ball of wool – which, at £11something, is a bit of an expense. It’s Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal Tweed and a pattern from the accompanying book – gorgeous, but not cheap. The pattern does specify two balls, but I have a way to go to 21 stitches remaining… Anyway, we shall see. I am so looking forward to wearing this in the Autumn – and, dare I say, that looks like a realistic goal?!

In other news, I have been listening to The Archers. Now, I appreciate this isn’t news for the majority of the Radio 4-listening population, but I’ve never got into it. However, now, it falls at just the right moment when I come downstairs after the hustle and bustle of a busy/lovely/tiring/long day parenting. So I am catching up on all the characters and drama of it all. And the omnibus seems to be just nicely soporific if I’m woken up in the night. Yes, I’m turning into my mother.