Dying with plant colours
Knitting with beads
Knitting and purling backwards
The main thing is entrelac, which is the final chapter in the Debbie Bliss How To Knit book that started me off when I got back into knitting three and a half years ago. I decided to learn to knit when searching for crochet patterns for baby clothes (my nephew had just been born and I wanted to be a proper Auntie!) failed to turn up anything inspirational. It was only once the knitting bug had truly bitten that I discovered that both crochet and knitting have a huge presence on the t'internet. But my ignorance was definitely a blessing because although I have always enjoyed crochet it never grabbed me in quite the same way that knitting has and for that I am grateful to my (then!) crappy little local yarn shop and it's pants selection of crochet patterns.
The Forest Canopy shawl is continuing apace. I have two balls of the Jojoland (which was my birthday pressie from Bronte - thanks, m'dear!) and have decided to just carry on making it as big as I possibly can until I run out. I've just finished one ball and it's not far off the pattern-stated size, so I'm hoping it'll turn out a fair size.
In other news, our green garden waste recycling bins were delivered today and I have already filled mine. I have just finished moving all the shrubby branches and cuttings from where they'd been
I feel this post is lacking something. It needs something to brighten it up. Like pigs. Yes. Pigs!