But! look! progress!
After many false starts I finally finished the body of the jumper up to the armpits last night. I am so proud of myself that I'm amazed my head fits in the living room. Perseverance does pay off. I then promptly cast on for the sleeves and after about 6 fudges and restarts, I think I finally have it. Of course I've written it down for sleeve 2. I'm learning!
The sleeves were miles too wide to start with, so I've cast on 20% (EZ's EPS wizardry) on a smaller needle and after 2 1/2" moved up to the correct size.
Do you think I'll be done for Christmas?
My secret pal got her package the other day. I really hope she liked it, I tried really hard to put in some unusual things that you wouldn't be inclined to buy for yourself. Here's a pic of the package (Ravlink)
As for my previous dilemma, I have decided not to knit the socks for my hairdressers daughter. If during the Christmas break I find myself at a loose end knitting wise (hahaha I have soo many things I want to knit, especially a colourwork afghan) then I may cast on. Sod the consequences, knitting is meant to be a pleasureable activity, particularly for the knitter and I wouldn't enjoy that, I'd feel like I had been railroaded into it.
Really not much else to report, except this crappy picture (you try and take a picture of a Christmas tree with the lights on and not using a flash) to show that some things are worth putting down the knitting for. This was yesterdays hard work. I think I'm finally feeling the Christmas spirit now!