Life in this household for the last couple of weeks has been a case of tip toeing on egg shells around a teenage daughter, Ry, who has been stress out to the max with her GCSE exams. This week is a count down week as we have two exams to go, her birthday and her graduation leavers dinner.
Knitting wise at the moment I am a little shawled/laced out so what did I cast on last Wednesday a lace cardi for daughter. Rocks in my head. Well at least there is a big stretch of stockingette as she is a bit of a stretch. I had a skein of dark grey summer tweed from J's waistcoat. I had managed to get a couple more of the same dye lot just enough for a short sleeved Hey Teach. It looks like I will cutting it fine. I started with six skeins. 2 for the back, 1.5 for each front. I have 1 skein left to do the two sleeves and the ribbon band.
So onwards I go to do sleeves with lace.... Why am I doing this to myself lace and shaping must be cause I love the mumble mumble ruddy teenager. I keep putting myself under stress through my repeated habit of short knitting deadline. I have three days to get the rest of this garment done, sewnup and then wrapped for daughter's birthday on Wednesday.