The Wedding Ring Shawl continues to grow slowly but steadily.
I'm almost afraid that I'll tempt the knitting fates by saying this - but so far this has been an uneventful project. No snapping threads, no self destructing needles, no tipsy knitting sessions...just slow and steady progress.
I'm afraid that photos (well, interesting photos) are pretty much impossible at this stage. But here's one I attempted just to show I'm trying.
The work looks messy and the stitches are all bunched up on the needle -- it is only knitterly faith that keeps me believing that the end result will be worth it.
After 200,000 stitches I can confirm that this yarn - Heirloom Knitting's Gossamer Cash Silk is a pleasure to work with. It is gorgeously soft thanks to the cashmere but the silk gives it a lovely strength which means that although it is threadlike it doesn't feel too fragile.
Innocent Smoothie Hats
It is that time of year again -- Innocent is looking for little hats to adorn with their Smoothies. As always - for each Smoothie sold with a hat Innocent will make a donation to Age UK (new charity combining Age Concern and Help the Aged) which aims to provide services and support to the elderly. Innocent is still 'getting its hats in a row' - so no deadline has been set yet - but they have confirmed that the 2010 campaign is on - so get knitting!