Sunday, 22 July 2012
Well here it is! I've started and so have the summer holidays. HOORAY! Very little knitting got done during the last week, as there was still so much transfer information to prepare and collate at school. However, on Friday evening I breathed one big sigh of relief and cast on my 'Color Affection'. Hopefully, it will be completed in time for annual family gathering at the cottage in Pickering, in August. It wil kkeep my shoulders warm on cooler evenings whilst we are sitting outside.
As you can see, it is very simple to knit in basic garter stitch. I was eager to get as far as the first striping, at least. It took me a little while to decide upon the colour order, but I have to say that I came down on the side of starting with the lightest colour and ending (the outer edging) with the darkest.
This pattern is currently one of the most popular on Ravelry and I spent some time reading the mods that many knitters have made. I decided to go with a yarnover before the second stitch on each row, to ease the edges. I am a fairly tight knitter anyway, and so far the plan appears to have been a good one.
It's the perfect project to help me wind down and ease into the hols!
It's going to be 'all change' in September when schol resumes, as we bade farewell on Friday to our current headteacher who has decided to retire. It will be a time of uncertainty, as well as change, as new brooms like to sweep clean. Our new head is a female and surprisingly, it eill the first time I have worked under a female head throughout my teaching caree. She does seem very nice and I'm sure we will all rise to new challenges and a fresh outlook. Until September though...................... let's not talk or think about school!
Have a good week everyone!