Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Progress

has been made in several areas.
Firstly the weekend away was great. Cute neighbour guy and I had a lovely time and grew closer as a couple. He wore the vest I knitted all weekend which was so sweet of him. It's going so well that I am yet again working on his jumper. I've finished the front and the back and have now started on the sleeves. Just as well as the weather has begun to grow colder and it wont be long before it will be needed. He is getting impatient for it as well, and loves telling people that I'm making something for him.
I also responded to a cry for help from a friend who had attempted a scarf only for it to turn into a monster blanket, wrap affair. The only option was to frog and start again. Trouble was there was a deadline. Only three days to get it finished. Yikes!

It was black and a scrumptious blend of possum and merino. My friend had bought 8 X50g balls each covering 120 metres. She'd cast on 120 stitches. I cast on 35 stitches and just knitted every row until I'd used three of the eight balls. It looked long enough. Deadline met. Just.

Better go and do some more knitting I think I might just be on another deadline. One that it gives me great pleasure to be on.

10 comments:

Kitty said...

Ally ... I haven't been here for quite a while, (sorry about that) and have just spent ages catching up. Oh my! Oh my! You clever girl for not only all the knitting but for circumnavigating the choppy waters of romance. How do you do it? I think I shall remain adrift, alone, for evermore!

I'm so pleased to read that you are so happy after what, I know, was a very difficult time for you.

xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! The weekend away was a success and the sweater is back on! Grand news indeed. And bless you for helping out a buddy and getting that scarf done -- you're a peach!

Tracy said...

You sound soooo HAPPY, Ally! So glad the weekend away was great and all is going well for you & Cute Neighbor Guy. And fun news that the jumper is in progress again--hooray! That was some marathon knitting on that scarf--great save. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Renee said...

So wonderful to hear your doing well and having lots to smile about!

Happy knitting!

Linda said...

I am glad all is well in the romance department!

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Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I hope CNG didn't wear the vest *all* weekend ;)

That yarn is indeed scrumptious! When we were in NZ I loved all the gorgeous knits we saw made with the possum/merino blends. Outrageously expensive so I didn't get anything. Still kicking myself - LOL

Channon said...

Glad all is well on the CNG front, and aren't you dear to help with the deadline knitting?!

Jane said...

Glad the CNG and you are happy, lovely knitting too. Jane x

LizzieJane said...

I am so happy that you had a great weekend. What a lucky guy he is to get a home knitted sweater. Your friend is lucky to have you help her. My goodness you are a speedy knitter.
x

t does wool said...

so glad you two had a great time away Ally...knitting him sweaters ;)
glad he likes them!