Saturday, July 21, 2007

Lifeboat required

We are just about holding our heads above water.

Here is the back field lake:

Yesterday was interesting, to say the very least. 'Im indoors abandoned ship at 11.30. The offspring's school closed at noon. Everyone took a very long time to get home but, thankfully, all were in the right place by tea time.

Not much knitting, but Michael-at-work has just become a grandfather for the first time so I made this little hat as a gift:

Pattern available here. It's not clear if it's supposed to be knitted in the round but if you know anything about me at all you will know that I do not do sewing. If it can be knitted in one piece, it will be knitted in one piece. The picture with the pattern is so small that I couldn't decide if the hat was garter stitch based or what. I tried garter stitch first. It looked dreadful. That caused the appearance of :

The Frog.

I tried again with a stocking stitch base - much easier anyway because knitting in the round means it's just all knit.

The last two rounds are K2tog. In fact, I did three rounds of same:

I think it will fit her at some stage, if not right now.


maryannlucy said...

Glad to hear that you are all ok. It has been awful, hasn't it. No rain at the mo - let's hope it stays that way.

allisonmariecat said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you didn't all wash away. The pond is rather nice, though. Needs ducks.