Sunday, 25 March 2012

A Pun on Sweeney Todd

I can't think of one. But suffice to say I went to see it in the West End last night. Who knew Imelda Staunton could sing? It was very good and the staging was as entertaining as the singing.

It'a been a slow week craftwise chez byrne. I've been catching up after SkipNorth and things are pretty busy at work as well. Then the parents and sister plus fiance came to stay both nights this weekend in my one bed flat. Cue spatial thinking along quantum levels to ensure we all fitted in. On Thursday when I should have been cleaning the bathroom I was distracted by this on Pinterest.

Of course it didn't quite work out that way. I left mine the second time for about half an hour and the yarn was dyed up to about 1cm in. So I skeined it and then chucked it back in the dye pot with a load of emerald and aquamarine. Then I forgot about it and let it boil way too high for too long and this is the result.
I'll make some vanilla socks to see what happens.

When I got back from SkipNorth I finished and blocked the 3/4 Hap Shawl.
3/4 Hap Shawl Blocking
It's not as big as the photo on the pattern suggests unless she is maybe moomin sized. That would explain it actually. I do adore a ripple stitch and am very pleased with the colours on this. And the texture.
Ripple knitting in orange and purple

In its place I have cast on the Camber Cardigan in Rowan 4-ply soft on 2.5mm needles. Yes, this is going to take quite some time to complete.
I love the yoke although having almost finished it I'm not crazy about the instructions. I've ended up winging it on the edge panels as I can't see how the chart relates to them and if there isn't a knit row and purl row missing between rows 32 and 33 the pattern was rewritten after the model was knitted.

The next week is going to be very busy with a work event in Sheffield. But then it is the weekend and what is special about this weekend?
Wrestlemania 23
Yeah. It's Wrestlemania on Sunday. I am     *so*     *freaking*     *excited*. I have a WWE photo special planned. If that doesn't make you keep coming back to this blog then nothing will.

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