- mutterings & musings about my adventures into the world of knitting and all things woolly!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A renewed social life

In the last 18 months I've been out about twice. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just too bloody knackered! And of course, hiring a babysitter really adds to the cost of an evening out. Added to that, our little pickle is a nightmare at going to sleep so I haven't wanted to inflict that on a babysitter.
However in the last week I've been out 3 evenings! We went to a wedding last Saturday night, I went to a work leaving do on Thursday and out to a friends for dinner last night. I thought I was tired before but now I'm exhausted! And I've discovered that having a social life really really interferes with my knitting time!

Even so, I have managed a little:

My Central Park Hoodie is cast on and I've managed about 6 inches of the back. The wool is Kilcarra Aran Tweed which is lovely. I' ve even taught myself to cable without a cable needle with the help of Grumperina's tutorial which means knitting the cables is much easier. I recommend you have a go if doing a cable pattern.

I googled Kilcarra Aran Tweed to show you guys a picture. This was the first link, take a look at some of those sweaters! Is this your thing cos it's definately not mine!

Or this?!

Hope I haven't offended anybody!


Queen of the froggers said...

The Kilcarra yarn looks absolutly gorgeous but I agree with you on the patterns, unfortunatly they look so old fashioned! I went out a couple of times last week, which like you is unusual, and it wore me out too, LOL!!

Auntie Noo said...

Nope those patterns don't do it for me either!!! But the CPH is fab and I really love the colour you've chosen.

Jo028 said...

I'm not offended either, I love a good old pattern to laugh at! I'm totally in love with your CPH though, good work on cabling without a cable needle, it'll be all ready for the cold weather :)

Fiona said...

Oh, dear - very 80s!! From someone who was there and not being smug about it all.

Sarah said...

Humph I don't what you mean humph I'm knitting that purple one as we speak humph!!

Not really! I'm with you on those - glad you're having fun with the cables.

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!! While it may have exhausted you, AND took vital time from your knitting, I bet it felt fabulous to be in the company of other adults, and just to have a change of routine.

As for the pickle, well, the more she gets used to having others put her to bed... the more often you can hopefully go out (at least maybe once every week or two).

I love the look of your CPH. Maybe one of these days I will have time for that one. So many great patterns (unlike the Kicarras) and so little time to knit. I think maybe I need to win the Lottery, so I can justify maid service and gardeners in order to free up my time for knitting.

Tusa said...

I bet you loved it though. Good yarn find.

Looking forward to seeing the hoodie completed. It is on my to do list as well. Yes... That long list...

Brown Berry said...

Hi there! Found your blog from the Facebook knitting group. I LOVE that color you're using for your CPH. Are you part of the knit-a-long for it at www.cphkal.blogspot.com? I joined and finished mine with help from people there - lots of good tips.

Happy knitting!