I can’t believe I started Halcyon back in April.
It’s taken me two and a half, very dull and uneventful months. To be fair, it has been delayed by my usual attack of SKS (Summer Knitting Slump) – there were a couple of weeks there I didn’t knit at all – shocking!
I’ve also been distracted because Thug hasn’t been too well. He suddenly seemed to loose a lot of weight and meow even more. I was worried sick. The good news is that he’s had every test the vet can think of – stopping short of opening him up! The vet can find nothing wrong and I’ve changed his diet to fatten him up. He seems OK now after a couple of vitamin and steroid shots but he is 18 . He’s an old man. But enjoying all the extra meaty treats and so is Mewsley 😀
Just in case you’ve missed his appearances, here he is in a favourite picture of mine, inspecting the conservatory..
On top of all this – more DIY – This time we restored a dilapidated greenhouse from badly weathered wood, green algae covered glass and doors hanging off to this, my potting Tardis!!
Love the view from inside looking up!
Enough of this – you really want to know about Halcyon don’t you? The pattern is deceptively easy and became quite boring to do. I don’t normally knit such voluminous garments so I’m not used to the sheer amount of knitting this took. Nothing at all wrong with the pattern, easy to sew together- It was just a long slog.
But was it worth it?? I think it was!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Rowan Mag 47 by Marie Wallin|
|Yarn:||Rowan Fine Milk Cotton|
|Pattern Modifications:||Short row shoulders|
|Washing and Wearing:||cool and loose to wear – different for me!|
|Knit It Again???:||No – two the same would be too much to knit and to wear.|
|Difficulty:||4/5 Lace much easier than it looks|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||It made the the KSH Junkie I am today|