I kind of hate winding balls of wool. But the nice thing about doing it by hand is getting to know all the colours and variations I can expect to find whilst knitting it. And the big lumpy knots, as you get with noro. But thats OK, life's too short to moan! So because I had looked at each and every bit, I was really looking forward to knitting certain bits, especially the yellow bit!
Its going to be a waistcoat, I've decided. I am going to shape the back somehow to make it a bit more feminine rather than boxy. I considered brioche, but went with broken rib for the sake of yarn economy and ease of knitting. I have wound the second ball now, which strangely didn't seem to have any yellow in it.
Also, a little pig has decided to join the farm...
the raw wool is looking like wool, rather than a big fluffy pile of crap
And we had a lovely day out in canterbury. I love seeing them stroll along together. Mega excitement about going to our favourite bakers, one with a much more exotic variety of iced and decorated things than the local ones have to offer. Simple pleasures!
babywearing is a lot more enjoyable now the weather is warm enough for me not to need a big coat