I had a lovely weekend and Mother's Day on Sunday. We went to Yorkshire to see Rob's family and took my sister as she hadn't been in years, in fact since she was born there and moved when she was 2. I didn't take my knitting as I have come to a blonde moment with it. I am up to the bust dart increases on the BTSV and it has been such a quick and satisfying knit so far, but I JUST DON'T GET THIS BIT. I've tried...twice....and unpicked....twice, so now I have posted questions on my difficulty on the Fitted Knitalong and also on Ravelry, in the hope that someone can help me.
I'll just tell you quickly why I'm stuck as one of you guys might be able to help. Please feel free to look away if this means nothing to you (believe me, I know how you feel) OK, it says RLI before the marked stitch and LLI after it on every 3rd row 5 times.Now, does that mean that I have to count the increased stitches in as I go along? Do I RLI and LLI on the same or different stitches???? SEE......GGGGRRRRRRRR, it is driving me mad. (Trying to breathe through it and remain relaxed)
Here's a picture of the progress so far
In my last dark moment with this, I was searching Ravelry for some tips and found a Malabrigo March group. Remembering that I had a small skein of the laceweight, I decided to join and challenge my self, not only to knitting with the one I love to stroke, but lace as well.It is the Twisted Knitter's Leaf Lace Scarf. Virgins in both fields, it is going swimmingly well so far, although that should have jinxed it a bit!!!! The only thing I don't really like about knitting lace is that it's loose. And I am the sort of knitter and human who needs a bit of structure. And it's all a bit flimsy. But I love the yarn enough to persevere with this one.
Someone gave me a fab recipe recently and I baked on Saturday. These Apricot and Almond Slices were what got me through the Increase Depression. Unfortunately they aren't THAT slimming and so weigh in on Thursday might be a shock as I ate three before I cold regain any control. I have upped my exercise, to try and limit the damage, but we shall see! They are absolutely gorgeous, and I think would be nice as well with lemon curd instead of the apricot. If anyone wants the recipe let me know!