Not the Easter Show, but Bulli Show. An institution in the northern suburbs of Wollongong.
I remember my mum telling me as a young girl that it always rains on the show weekend. Well not this weekend. Two warm sunny days in a row! Lucky I'd made a dash to Kmart on Friday afternoon to stock up on summery clothes that would fit my ever-expanding belly.
But back to the show. I entered three items. Pomotamus socks in 'Any other knitted work', Dashing Root in 'any knitted garment made from thick wool' and the Icarus shawl in 'Hand knitted shawl'.
End result, first place for the socks, second for DR, and HC for the shawl.
Did you notice anything strange with the shawl???
That's right the certificate is pinned on the wrong side. It was hung back to front! I wonder if it was judged on the basis of its wrong side?
And in non-show related news. Here's a peek at the llama cardigan (ie for the baby)
Yarn: Shepherd Colour 4 Me
Pattern: from an old Patons book
Mods: Didn't feel like sewing on a button band, so picked up stitches along the edges and neckline, and worked increases at the corners. (Pretty pleased with myself for thinking of that!)
And the Kimono Socks
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug (Monet colourway)
Needles: 2.5mm (2 circulars)
Pattern: Kimono Socks from Knitscene Magazine.
Mods: Haven't actually checked gauge, but think it was smaller than specified, so added extra rows to the heel flap (and hence sts to the gusset), and a bit more length to the foot.
They're not blocked yet, so the ties are a little twisty still. This yarn was sooooo yummy to knit with. Lucky I've got another skein in the cupboard, waiting for the perfect pattern.