Well, it’s not entirely my fault; my internet was out of action for a week. Don’t know what happened, one minute it was fine, the next – nothing. I spent the best part of Saturday evening fiddling with the router, phoning various helplines and generally becoming more and more enraged and frustrated, but to no avail. Then, just as suddenly, the following Saturday – connection! I have no idea what the problem was, except that it was the responsibility of the internet provider. I suppose that in eight years of continuous internet usage, one week of downtime is not a bad record, but it felt like my life was on hold…
Anyway, the enforced break from messing around in the ether has meant that I have a finished Swing Swing – 19 days from start to finish:
It was a very straightforward knit with no modifications save for a purl ridge at the start of the neck edging as well as a turning ridge. I used some Noro Cash Iroha bought at half-price in a sale some time ago, so the net result is a very warm, wearable, expensive-looking cardi which didn’t break the bank. Cash Iroha is lovely – 40% silk, 30% lambswool, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon – yummy.
There has also been spinning – the badger fleece shetland/silk blend that Bethany gave me for Christmas is almost done (no photos yet, though). Last weekend, I thought I was three-quarters of the way through but when I weighed the finished skeins, I discovered that what should have been 400g (as it said on the packaging, and what had been paid for) was in fact only 300g. Bethany sent an email and two days later the mistake was put right, along with an extra 50g as compensation. This was from World of Wool so congrats to them for sorting out the problem so quickly and without fuss. On the strength of this fine example of customer service I have just ordered some corriedale tops from them, along with nylon fibres (for a sock-yarn blend) and some sparkly nylon for playing pretties. Drum carder, here we come….