7th April 2014 – Rain, rabbits, a gansey and a blog

Rear end of a rabbit

Rear end of a rabbit

Well, it must be Spring because the cat has started leaving half-eaten rabbits outside the back door on a daily basis, but you’d never guess it from the weather.  All it has done for the last few days is rain and the ground is already sodden from a mild, wet winter.  All the more excuse to stay in, start a blog and try to make progress with the gansey sweater I am knitting. I have knitted “2014” above the welt so I really do need to get it finished this year.

The gansey so far

The gansey so far

I reached the yoke (the patterned band across the chest) yesterday, after 2 months, and now have the challenge fun of working out how to do the underarm gussets.  I only get chance to knit in the evenings during the week and, thank goodness, there is still some daylight now that the clocks have gone forward to British Summer Time – navy blue 5-ply yarn is not easy to knit on size 13 (2mm) needles in artificial light.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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