Along with the pretty leaves, Autumn seems to have also brought with it the sniffles and a virus. The last few days have been all about inside play, knitting and watching knitting podcasts in bed because the lads been feeling poorly and I haven't been feeling that crash-hot myself. The Noddy pillow is still a favourite and follows us from room to room, as does the old Tonka truck I found a few weeks ago at our local sunday market. I keep looking around at things that need tidying, like the bookshelf, my desk and wardrobe but I really can't be bothered doing much else except Mamma-ing, knitting and sample skirt sewing. I thought better of sharing a picture of my wardrobe just incase it twitches you guys out as much as it does me. Perhaps I'll do a before and after when I've cleaned it out and sent what I don't need anymore to the op shop.
I've gotten heaps of my sweater knitted, its really starting to look like an actual item of clothing now. I have done the body decreases and now just need to work down to the waist band and I'm done. I'm hoping that this sweater will be my block that I can use to measure myself against for future patterns. I've been using Quince & Co Lark in Malbec and just as I was starting to ball up my last skein I noticed that the dye hadn't taken to the yarn under where the skein was tied- it was a deep pink colour. I emailed Quince & Co to ask if there was anything I could do to fix it up and they offered to send me a replacement skein. I love that kind of service. No fuss, just sorry about that, we'll send you a new one.
I've finally put the pompom on my nephew's knitted hat and popped it on Ravelry here. Now, I just need my little nephew to arrive so I can give him a big cuddle. I have also knitted a tiny pair of socks for my dear friend's little lad who I'm going to meet when I am sure I am over this cold. Sooo looking forward to the newborn cuddles.