The first primroses of the season are in full bloom in our back yard. I bought these as a potted house plant a few years ago and planted them outside after they'd finished blooming. They seem to be happy.
I want to show you the difference I have found between not steaming my knitting and after I have steamed it with the iron. Before (curled up edges, etc.):
Now it is lying flat. Nothing revolutionary, but this was a step I didn't always see the point of, but have come to see the real value of blocking. I just turned them wrong-side out and used lots of steam on the iron. I also pulled and stretched this way and that. It didn't make it bigger but helped even out the stitches.
It was slow going with the tiny sized knitting needles and the necessity of following the pattern quite closely.
I still haven't determined what I will do with them, they don't fit me properly. They are too wide and only slightly too long.
I really enjoy two color knitting and doing such intricate patterns makes it a nice challenge.
My son says I should felt them so they would fit me. I really couldn't do that.
Well, I just wanted to show you that I do finish up projects eventually. Now to show you the fair isle turtleneck that I finished up awhile ago...
One of my matryoshkas has made some friends at Anna's! As much as I love color I really appreciate the drama of black and white and think it is fun to make my dolls in all sorts of colors.
I hope you too will enjoy a sun filled weekend!