Well I had hoped to post a lovely picture of the yoke which I have finished and am now working on the main colour. But my faithful camera of 8 or 9 yrs has given up, every memory card I put in it just says card error. So a new camera is on the cards, wouldn’t have minded if I had wanted a new one, but the old one worked perfectly and despite being dated I really liked it.
Here is the picture of the work so far. The sheep need faces and legs! You can see the stitches held on spare yarn at each side.
I have now started on the sleeves, even though I haven’t finished the body, as I haven’t decided if I want to add any colour work to the bottom of the body, so I thought I would do the sleeves then assess how much yarn I have left when they are done.
Sleeves: Using main colour Pick up 3 sts from Cast on in arm pit and knit 44sts on holding yarn.
Work 1.5inches in Main colour, decrease 2 st at sleeve ‘seam’, and every 3inches, until 41sts remain.
Work straight until sleeve measures 8.5inches from arm pit.
Work colour and ribbing, then cast off.
Repeat for second sleeve.
I have got back to knitting some squares for my sock yarn blanket this weeek too, so its growing again, I think it might be ready for next winter. The more I do of it, the more I love it and the more I want to give it to Emily, I feel its something she could grow up with and keep for the rest of her life. But I still really want it for myself, as it fels so nice over my lap, light and warm.