Nearly there, just enough time to finish these Taproot mittens for my father in law and all my christmas knitting will be done, just as well really as I have a million other things that need doing.
I've mentioned my f.i.l here before! Papy Bob, as the kids call him, is quite a character! And if he's told me once, he's told me a million times, that when he was younger his mother would knit him mittens that she lined with silk stockings!! So this year, I took, what I believe was a hint, and am making him a pair.
The lady in the haberdashery (closest thing we have to a yarn store for about 60 km) was doubled up laughing when I told her my silk stocking story and told me I'd be much better of using polar fleece. Almost at the end of mitten one and I'm having my doubts about the fleece! I think it may end up making them too tight, so I may just stick to Mémé Hélèlen's 'pantyhose' method after all.
Also just finished a super quick lace cowl for my m.i.l, just need to block it and it'll be ready to wrap.
Throughly enjoying Lady Almina - And The Real Downton Abby, which chronicles the life of luxury that the Earl and Lady of Carnarvon enjoyed at Highclerc Castle - the setting for the fictional TV series Downton Abby- before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
At the start of the war many wealthy families, not only turned their homes and estates into hospitals for wounded soldiers, but they financed all the running costs. Highclerc Castle was no exception, and Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, proved to be an exceptional nurse and philanthropist.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been making over at Ginny's Yarn Along today.