I finally have a finished object. I finished this lovely cardigan by Blue Skye Alpaca in Pumpkin. I originally bought this yarn for a pettern called Tomato in Amy's book called No Sheep For You but when I saw this cardigan I just had to make it. The yarn Hand Dyed Organic Cotton is lovely to work with. It's soft and squishy I really enjoyed this project and didn't get sick of it at all.
It knits up really quickly too which is a bonus and I guess explains why I finished it so quickly. Mind you sitting in hospital for 12 hours non stop knitting did help with the finishing time.
My next project is this lovely pattern called Diamond Fantasy by Sivia Harding. I fell in love with this pattern and had to have it so I started knitting it last night. This is the first time I am knitting one of Sivia's designs and find the instructions easy to follow. It's in written form and also in chart form. Just for something different I am following it in the written form. The yarn I am using is 2ply merino by Kaalund Yarns and the colourway is Waterlily. A wonderful yarn to knit with and the colours are coming up beautifully, it really suits the pattern. I am using Knit Picks Options 3.75mm.
I am also having withdrawal symptoms not knitting socks. I love to knit socks and I have plenty of yarn in my stash it's just a matter of making up my mind which one to knit next and which yarn to use.
Plus I am dying to get my hands on Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd. Not that I need another sock book in my library by any means but it looks so good and there's also the new Vogue one which I must have.
Had to include this picture of my two gorgeous cats. Aren't they lovely. They both always join me in my craft room when I'm knitting to keep me company. They only just tolerate each other(it's taken them 7 months) and most of the time only to keep each other warm when it's cold.
We brought Kim home finally on Monday but his recovery is very, very slow, he wakes every four hours during the night with pain and breaks out in sweats constantly so he needs to change two, three times a night as well. My washing machine is getting a real work out this week let me tell you. It's on at least twice each day. We went to our GP today for a check up and his blood count is very low which explains why he is so pale and has no energy. I took him to the factory today just for an hour because he insisted on going but it was just to socialise really with the neighbors. Going out today did drain him quiet a lot because after that it was to the doctor's for an hour or so and then to pick up son from school.
Well, it's fathers day this weekend and this year we are having a quiet one as my parents are still overseas and we can't go out anywhere for obvious reasons. So my daughter and I decided we will have Yum Cha take away food for lunch on Sunday as that's one of Kim's favorites.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!