… designed and knitted (and worn to death) this oversized sweater …
… and also designed and knitted this shawl:
Counting the Aran sweater from my May post, that's three things off my list of "want to have a go at knitting" (Fair Isle, Aran, Shetland lace). I also want to knit a traditional guernsey, but I think I'll leave that for another winter.
I'm really very proud of the shawl, it's knitted in a very fine 2-ply merino-possum mix and I had anticipated it taking many months, if not years, to finish. I started by knitting a 100 stitch by 200 row garter stitch centre, then did 28 patterns (112 rounds) of Old Shale for the border, ending up with around 1000 stitches. There are over 2000 rows of edging, most of which I knitted while having a week and a half off work with the most dreadful non-flu virus that I have still not completely kicked.
And yes I have cooked one or two things, and I have taken some photos but have not got around to posting as yet. I'll try to catch up over the next week or two.