Cinnabar is close. It only needs the sleeves sewn on. I spent a good few hours on the weekend seaming, but I had to redo the placket a couple times, and after that I was sort of over it. And I haven’t really been in the mood to do thge sleeves since. I really need an hour or so where I can sit down and concentrate, since it’s something that requires care and attention, if not a huge amount of thought power.
Which is also the reason that I haven’t yet made up my pattern blocks. They are not hard, they just need attention (to basic maths and things like ruling straight lines) and I haven’t had the time and the attention at the same time. This is partly due to general business of life, but mostly I think it’s fair to say, due to the fact that I have just started seeing someone. Now, this is not something I am complaining about, don’t get me wrong! But it certainly does reduce my weekend crafting time!
That said, the knitting is going pretty well. Been doing lots of bus knitting. I’m up to the lace bit on Damson – unsure how complicated it is because I haven’t even looked at the destructions yet. Instead I picked up the Peaks Island Hood (above), which I want to knit for my sister to take to Ireland. I also would like to make her the Snapdragon mitts (below, also from Whimsical little knits 2 by Ysolda Teaue) to match? Or in a different yarn? I can’t decide – I will have to order different yarn anyway, as the hood is 12 ply and the mitts are 8 (although annoyingly Ravelry says that both are worsted weight. Grrr). Will rifle the stash. Something mustard would be nice, she LURVES mustard. Anyway, the point is, that the sister is leaving in a month and a bit, so I want to get a head start.