I love entering the knitting exercise formerly known as the Ravelympics (if you somehow missed that brouhaha, here’s a link). The fact that I have never successfully completed it is neither here nor there. I set my sights high and completely miss the mark. This year I was going to complete Chaleur. Here is my progress to date:
What can I say? The start took me a while – it took me a long time to learn how to read the herringbone stitch. It is surprisingly easy to knit, but I was confused about how the knit 2 togethers would line up. The pattern is a 4 row repeat with action happening on the first and third rows, and I can tell you that the knit 2 togethers do not line up exactly, but shift by half a stitch each time they are knitted.
On the first row of the pattern, the second stitch of the knit 2 together contains the stitch leading from the previous knit 2 together. On the 3rd row, the first stitch of the knit 2 together contains the stitch leading from the previous knit 2 together. If my explanation is as clear as mud, you could just try following the pattern (that’s what I had to end up doing). It is exceptionally well written, and I found that when I just followed it, it worked. I am loving knitting with the Kid Classic – and it feels like it will be great to wear.
I would like to get it finished before Winter ends here – I happened to be browsing the Vince website (for clothes that I can not afford), and came across this number.
Luckily, I have something very similar already underway.
On the win front, I found out last week that I passed the Bar exams. I sat them in July, and it was an interesting experience returning to high pressure studying with parental responsibilities. For those of you outside the British Commonwealth – this means that I will become a barrister. Watch the video below to get some idea of what I will be doing.
Despite being blonde and sometimes prone to wearing red lipstick my career will be very much less glamorous than depicted in the video. I am unlikely to be involved in criminal law, but I will need to wear a wig and gown from time to time (much to the amusement of my daughters). I plan to continue my knitting – the NSW Bar Association has a knitting group, and I fully intend to become a member.