'Stitch 'n Bitch' book which I found very helpful in sorting out just what I was doing wrong with my rib and my moss stitch! I am quite pleased with my efforts and have been enjoying making little textured patterns. The back of the dress is going to be plainer and I may have to do side panels as it is not quite big enough but still! The yarn (I just really can't get used to saying yarn, having called it wool all my life, but if I am trying to be a knitter I should try) is called baby bamboo and is very soft. I have a pair of bamboo pajama trousers which I love-all the great heavy qualities of viscose, which used to be my favourite fabric at one point, and soft too. I went to John Lewis to buy it tonight, as the ones I have just were not right. Yarn is just so expensive! So tempting too. I fear I am a dilettante knitter-as described in the stitch and bitch field guide to knitters-'They only learned to knit last week, but already they have spent more money on luxurious yarn than you did in the last year'. This is mixed with a 'get your freak on knitters' who can't be bothered to try to understand or follow patterns and make it up as they go along. So my next step in knitting would be to actually make something more than a scarf or a dolly dress from my expensive yarn, and do so by following a pattern. If I do so I will be sure to write about it on here!
I think the bottom of the green part is moss stitch-but could be wrong-help Ros or Anne! (Two very impressive knitters indeed-they can make socks!)
Below is Cassie being entertaining and cute ( I think!) and keeping herself amused with a marble. The circular thing is not some cleverly designed cat toy, but the turntable part of the giant scrabble board my brother made for us. I put it away but left the circle of fun for Cassie! She was sleeping in it tonight!
Well, off to bed now so am not too tired for the children being in tomorrow. Today started off well, but soon deteriorated under the imposition of yet more ridiculous and virtually impossible edicts from above. Such is the life of a teacher-at times.