I finally finished my first jumper... first in 20 years with no knitting done in the interim... so I'd forgotten everything. Am reasonably pleased with the end result. Will have to sort out how to do seams... I let myself down in the stitching it all together... a learning experience.
Am so glad it's finished.
Now on to next project... maybe it will have to be a sweater for my dog. I got him groomed yesterday and ... he's freezing... it is really cold here at the moment... so ...I suppose I've found my next project then.
I've been doing 6 rows of knitting each night for a month ... it puts me to sleep, no more stress ... it is great. And now I find I have a mistake ... no not even sure exactly where the mistake is but ... I'm pulling it all out ... over a months work gone ... I don't know how you guys take it so easily but I find it quite distressing ... I was doing a sleeve to my jumper ... it was going to fit and elephants trunk if I hadn't made a decision to stop ... something went wrong the the instructions...bloody thing!
Well I wasn't going away for Bayram holiday anyway ... so instead of doing a tour of all the hamams of central Turkey ... I think I will be home in Istanbul knitting by my gas heater... sob sob...hmmm...well at least I've trained myself to not look at the needles ... I can watch the serials and loads of DVDs I've been collecting over the years - I collect and never get around to watching ... well ... will be watching them now!
sob sob... I don't know how you guys think nothing of unpicking... as I have great difficulty following instructions anyway, I suppose I'd just better get use to it.
but when I'm finally finished knitting it ... at least I'll have fun displaying it :)