Well hello my friends. I am so pleased to actually manage to be here today. Relaxation time has been exceptionally sparse this week and knitting time reduced to zero, until last night, when I managed to make some progress on Sohie's little hat. Here we are, six cute Dougie dogs! Bear in mind that the colourwork panel has not been steamed yet, so isn't really looking it's best. I have been careful to make sure that I have carried the stranding loosely enough across the back, so that when I do steam, it will lie nicely flat.
Such sweet little dogs, don't you think? At present, they are minus their little brown tails and noses. I have to say though, that I am not a great fan of intarsia knitting. I definitely do not find it relaxing, as I seem to be constantly lost in a battlefield of twisted yarn and ends. But, the finished effect is always worth the effort.
I guess the double thickness created by the stranding will, at least, keep little Sophie's ears nice and toasty. Hopefully the hat will be completed this week and then I will make on the start on the matching scarf.