Well I’m not too sure what has happened to the weather. It feels more like autumn than spring with strong howling winds and heavy rain and hail! I just wished that the powers that be would turn the heat up a bit to warm my middle-aged bones.
So I’m still knitting away on my Haruni Shawl. It’s coming along very nicely. I’ve completed Chart A of the pattern and I’m about halfway through Chart B.
You can just about see the double leaf detail along the top. I’m getting a bit concerned that this may turn out on the small side. Like all lace knitting, it looks very ‘noodle’ like. I’m hoping that once it’s finished and has been properly blocked, it’ll turn out a decent size.
I’m still not using a lifeline. When I posted a previous update on Instagram, the lovely Martine from iMake Podcast called me a “bad assed knitter”. Oh how I laughed. Being a badass and a knitter, isn’t that something like an oxymoron?
I’ve reached the widest point of the shawl and have 533 stitches on the needle. It’s now taking me about half an hour to knit each row. I’m not the fastest knitter and watching TV while I knit this isn’t helping my speed.
What am I watching? Well, I’m really getting into The West Wing. It really is excellent drama. I’m also watching Season 1 of Luther. Oh My God!! It is awesome. I’ve just watched the penultimate episode last night. Amazingly brilliant. If you haven’t watched it, I urge you to. Hubby and I are also watching the mini series called Rome. It’s a BBC/HBO collaboration. It’s quite good and you can see how HBO laid the foundations for bringing GOT to our TV screens. I’m watching these through my online subscription to LoveFilm. I’m not sure if they’re available on Netflix too.
What are you all glued to the screen watching at the moment? I’m always on the look out for good, well written, well acted TV programs. I can’t abide shows that insult the viewer’s intelligence.