So, it's not coming as ANY great surprise to anyone who has known me for more than 5 minutes: I utterly failed to knit a sweater during the month of November.
Yes, while men were decorating their faces with all manner of unusual bum-fluffy 'tasches for Mouvember, a goodly portion of us were taking up the needles for National Knit A Sweater Month.
Where you, erm, knit a sweater in a month.
I had plans, reader, PLANS!
I was all set to knit Nero a sweater to keep him all toasty and warm as he pitty-pads mournfully around my big, echoey (is that a word?!), Victorian home complete with drafts, chimneys, stone floors and the odd mysterious happening at the top of the stair...... (that's a tale for another day!)
I myself am kitted out in two sweaters, a thermal vest, thermal leggings and jeans as I type this to you, so don't go thinking that I'm being cruel to the dog by giving him a poloneck. He needs it. Sonshine has so many layers on, he looks like The Incredible Hulk Mini Me.
My NaKniSweMo month crashed and burned, but I have talented chums. Enter Stage Right, the lovely Viv.
Viv is to knitting what Mozart was to music - bloody irritating to those of us who languish in the Beginners' Recorder section).
Here's what SHE managed to achieve in November:
Look - there's CABLE and button holes and other fancy-pants stuff in this! Isn't it wonderful?
AND not only did she knit this sweater, she finished off this:
It's knitted fucking LACE!!!! I *know*!!!!! Apparently it is really bad form to use loads of exclamation marks but I DON'T CARE!!!!! Loooooooook aaaaaaaaat iiiiiiiiit!!!! If that's not worth four or five exclamation marks, I don't know what is.
BTW - she doesn't always knit in pink.
You can follow her kitting progress on her blog, here, where the sharpness of her needles is only slightly less than her sense of humour. I luffs her.
I has another, equally talented chum called Ania - she also makes corsets and wedding dresses and all manner of lovely tight-waisted stuff! She decided to knit her dawgie Dexter a jacket too. She's not quite finished yet because she had to rip it up and start again *hears Orange Juice track inside her head* but here's her Work In Progress, as modelled by Dexter. Isn't he cute as a button?!
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