An update on the Black Forest Log - despite looking like someone had sat on it, it was delicious. I'd definitely make it again but I think I need to work on my construction techniques!
Moving on, I thought I'd let you know what I'm working on, knitting-wise at the moment.
A few weeks ago I couldn't resist buying this pattern book by Martin Storey.
I particularly love the pattern called Thelma.
This would be lovely to wear at Christmas.
Now, Angora Haze is a gorgeously, soft and cuddly yarn by Rowan - but rather pricey! I also have issues with the idea of Angora as a yarn, not all Angora yarn is produced from happy bunnies. Rowan have categorically stated that theirs is ethically sourced with a view to animal welfare but I'm still not comfortable with the idea. So in the end I settled for some 4 ply wool cotton by Rowan in a lovely jewel pink shade. This gives wonderful stitch definition which shows up the pattern beautifully, with the Angora yarn I feel the pattern is a bit lost.
I've finished the back - just. I've started the front and I'm conscious I'm running out of time. So, forget the housework, I'm going to just have to sit and knit to make sure it's done!