and the Galant waistcoat by Abravo Alpacas are both complete and were handed to their owners yesterday.
The bootees for the helping Hands Project at the Retreat Maternity Clinic will be handed over today.
Another Holden Shawlette is in progress, having been picked up half done and being completed for a friend. The next row starts the scalloped edging. The first of the two special baby cardigans will be started today. It shouldn't take long but the second will need some concentration for the colour patterning. Still waiting for the contrast colour yarn to be delivered to the shop and then collected.
For the Tuesday knitting group I foolishly took some fancy yarn to start a simple stocking stitch top for myself. After several attempts at counting the stitches after casting on I gave up multitasking and concentrated on chatting instead. I must cast on and work at least the first row in the quietness of home so that the project can be taken and worked anywhere. Will have to remember to keep track of the number of rows so that the back and the front are the same lengths, similarly for the sleeves.
In the meantime I am working on the next pattern for Abravo Alpacas.
The Island is proving a good read. Time again to order the next book for the KnitLit group. We meet on alternate Wednesday afternoons with a new title issued at every other meeting.
Keeping in touch with family and friends is an ongoing work in progress. On Sunday Dave and I went to his sister's home for a family gathering which proved a very happy and pleasant afternoon. The two great nephews were considerably older and taller than when we last saw them, one going off to University next month and the other also furthering his career.