Friday night/Saturday morning at Wibbo Towers was rather sleepless (no particular reason, just a whizzy, whizzy brain that wouldn't switch off); this is the sky at 5.37am on Saturday. I knew it was early when I looked out of the window; I could still see the moon.
By 10am, I was on a bus going to Stash Yarns, as desperate to escape from my surroundings as the Prisoner of Zenda. I took my usual socks to knit on the bus and a crochet wrap I was trying to finish. I call it The Interminable Wrap; intended as nice quick make but in reality it took me several weeks to get to that irritating almost-finished stage. Had a pleasant day crocheting and chatting to lots of folks including Sue and Alice. I almost reached the end of the wrap before I came home and finished the last few rows and the edging last night.
OK; the details...
Pattern: my own (I'll type up the instructions and post them later today); size: unblocked, 76cm x 230cm; yarn: just over 10 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pioneer, a really nice mix of denim blue, browns, rust, greys; hook: 3mm Clover Soft-Touch.
Shepherd Sock is my favourite yarn at the moment. I think I like it even better than KPPPM (sacrilege, I hear you gasp); it's soft and easy to work with but strong and durable because of the added nylon. The colour range is great. Lots of subtle dark colourways like Pioneer and bright zingers like Bittersweet (below), some skeins of which came home with me from Stash. Oh, and a ball of Trekking XXL. Nothing else. Honest!
Birthday celebrations are finally over. I made them last as long as I could; you only get one shot at celebrating a Big Birthday! I've seen lots of good friends, eaten an enormous amount of delicious food (special mention here to Pukka and their amazing vegetarian dumplings) and had a really lovely time.