Monday, August 04, 2008

At last!!

The wait is over...........I present the Gathered Pullover from Interweave Knits Winter 2007.

I really like this jumper, the fit is great and the yarn is lovely and soft.

Even the sleeves are the right length!

The strange increase/decrease bit at the sides halfway up the cable pattern is in the perfect position to sit under the boobage. I've seen others on ravelry where it sits higher and looks a bit odd but I'm very happy with the position of mine because it is hidden by the "overhang"!!! (Not that there is much there to overhang!)

So Stash reopened their new Yarn Barn on Saturday. It is tucked away in an industrial park so I don't think they are going to get any opportunist passing trade but they say that most of their business is over the internet anyway. It is a much bigger space with chairs for sitting and knitting and everything is spread out around the walls so you aren't falling over each other if there are more than 3 people in the shop. I suppose I was there for about 40 minutes and picked up a ball of the Noro Kureyon sock yarn to give it a try as I've heard mixed reviews.

I had a frantic text message from Becca at 10.30am saying "Where are you?!" but we were in town and she was gone by the time we arrived. She was there for a total of two and a half hours!!

She brought her purchases over on Sunday when she and Mark came for lunch. I had no idea what I was going to make so I bought a copy of Delicious Magazine on Saturday and found a chicken recipe which turned out really well. I was a bit dubious when it said to add little gem lettuces to the frying pan but it actually worked. And I managed not to give anyone Salmonella.

I finished Sepulchre over the weekend. I did enjoy the story all the way through but the ending was over a bit quick and didn't completely explain how the supernatural occurrences happened. It was obvious from the beginning that Leonie and Meredith would be related but how didn't become clear until near the end. It was a long book (over 700 pages) but didn't drag and held my interest. My next read is The Cure of Souls by Phil Rickman. This is another in the Merrily Watkins series which I've enjoyed so far.


mooncalf said...

Oh your pullover looks great! It is such a flattering design and it looks great on you. I really like it in that darker colour too.

And you bought Noro Sock yarn just as I was pining for it. Psychic link?

Sarah said...

Oh totally worth the wait - it's a fab sweater.

Looks wonderful on you, makes me get itchy fingers to swatch for it, hope when I get round to it that mine is half as nice a fit as yours.

Mandy said...

The Gathered Pullover looks wonderful. I agree, it fits really well.
The new Stash sounds much better than the cramped old shop. I shall get over there some time. I'm trying not to buy extra yarn at the moment - so that I can use up some of my rather too extensive stash. I know that if I go in there to get new needles, I will probably come out with a great deal more........

Nina said...

Very nice work on the Gathered. And what a lovely model! :)

I think your measure of a successful meal cooked for guests. hahaha--lack of salmonella is always good!

I have not been reading the books you describe here, but couldn't the author give you the rebuttal, that there can be no explanation for the supernatural? ;^)