“Know thyself, know thyne enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.”
Sun Tzu (b.500 BC)
Today I met not one, but two, enemies. The first was a common one – the dreaded football journalist. Studying at a sporty Uni was bad enough, but this crosses the line. I agree with DK, a line has been drawn. So, I immediately started calling upon local knitters for help. M and I (with some help from Mum) came up with a wicked idea involving a recumbent bow, a knitted apple and some knitting-needle-arrows. Be afraid, oh lowly football blogger.
Be very, very afraid.
And, then, horror of horrors – I encountered The Beasts. Of the wool-eating variety. After teaching a nice boy to spin (no, sorry, forgotten his name already) D, M, and I went upstairs to the office to wait for a ride – cuz there was a monsoon going on outside. M started investigated the Guild’s rather large abundance of wool only to discover these:
So, we took all the fleeces and roving we’ve accumulated over the years out into the hall and started picking through them. Right in front of the Commentator’s office, too. I dunno if M and D did that on purpose…
Of course, I knew we were in trouble when M and D spotted the alpaca Y sent down. I figured they’d earned it after picking though fleeces looking for dead/ living moths. Or larva. Or cocoons. Anyway, here they are, petting it fondly:
And, now onto the knitting progress. I managed to get to the rose leaves in the border motif on D’s Dalebarn sweater, when I realised that I had missed a stitch about 150 stitches ago, and had to tink back. Realising I would probably end up doing this a lot if not careful, I put in stitch markers marking each pattern repeat. Here’s where I finally gave up for the night:
I also made progress on my SKB – to the flared increases on the right sleeve. I haven’t looked at the Dulaan mitten all day and feel very guilty. I also need to work on D’s gansey. Badly. Actually, I need to work on a LOT of things. The sidebar is a good way for me to keep track, actually, so yeah. I’m gonna try and keep it up-to-date.