Sorry for the extended silence - it's a been a little hectic at Chez Wanderingcat.
But I do have some knitting news to reports, so let's dive right in, shall we?
I think you all are far more optimistic about my chances of finishing Fable than I am. This week I've managed to complete six rows on it. Yep... six. Well maybe September is a more realistic goal.
At the moment, it's brooding in a corner, neglected. Any time I have spared to knit this weekend has been given over to a garment of my own creation.
You may remember that just a short time ago, this particular skein of Slinky, along with its matching beads, was being knit into the Heart to Heart scarf. Well as pretty as that scarf is, I quickly fell out of love with it - nothing wrong with the pattern - I'm just not that into it.
So it got frogged. But I still wanted to take part in the bead-a-long, so I am now using it for a new shawl design - which features beads! Yay. It's slow going - large cast on, lots of beads - but I think you're really going to like the end result.
I'm hoping to finish this one by the end of the month, but I won't lie - it's competing with something else for my attention.No - not Rocky - adorable as he is, we've worked out a pretty good system - he sits in my lap when I knit - all is well.
Nope. It's the book he's so comfortably perched on. My favourite author - Mr. George R. R. Martin has FINALLY released the fifth book in his incredible Ice and Fire series. (He's the creator of the character Danaerys). Dad and I have been waiting seven years for this book - yes - SEVEN. Sadly there is still at least one more book in the series (which I heard was only suppose to be three books long). I hope he doesn't keep us waiting another seven years.
Anyway, I have to get this read quickly - Dad is waiting for his turn - and of course, my knitting is waiting too!