Blowy weather

For the third weekend in a row we’ve been buffeted by strong winds. There’s been a lot of rain too and several local bridges and roads were closed on Saturday as a result of floods or dangerously high river levels. Things calmed down a bit yesterday, but this morning we woke up to a snowfall sufficient to disrupt traffic. Temperatures have risen above freezing now, the snow is fast turning to slush and vehicles are moving at more normal speeds. The gales are due to return this evening, unfortunately.

Tank topI’m working on a sleeveless top in beige 4-ply wool with multi-coloured Donegal-style neps. It was knitted in the round up to the armholes, which meant I could keep trying it on to get the overall length, the armhole length and the front neck depth right. I just hope that has all worked, designing a top-down sweater on the fly like this is more foolproof.

I’ve reached the armhole band stage. I decided to leave the neck band till last because I’m in two minds as to whether to introduce a bit of contrast colour there, to spice up this rather boring tank top. Wanting to avoid tight armholes, I used a stretchy cast-off for the first band, but it is unattractively wavy and I’m going to have to pull it out and replace it with a standard cast-off instead.

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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