Over the weekend I cast on for a pair of longies, I needed a bit of change after so many rows of zigzag.
I think I’m going to have to get some proper stitch markers. In the beginning of the pattern, with three provisional cast-ons, you need six markers.
I’ve always used scraps of yarn, but it gets thoroughly confusing with so many bits of wool on a tiny garment like this. I did manage though and have just started on the first leg. Phew.
Apart from the stitch marker chaos, I found the pattern clear and easy to follow, like all of Kelly Brooker’s that I’ve tried so far.
You also get a real sense of accomplishment, turning over page after page… it’s a long pattern, to accommodate all the different sizes and yarns.
I’ve been reading The Red Tent, a novel set in biblical times, about the lives of the wives of Jacob and his only daughter Dinah.
I didn’t enjoy the first part of the book as much – it’s a lot of pregnancy and childbirth with all its complications a few thousand years ago; maybe just a bit close to home at the moment. But I did enjoy the last part of Dinah’s own story – and yes, crying in the bathroom again. Why do I always get to the sad part when I’m brushing my teeth in the evening?!