I've been home from work all week sick with 'flu. Am only just feeling better today. But two things happened to brighten my week - some new yarn and the latest edition of molliemakes arrived in the post.
The most I've been able to do all week is knit a bit, watch TV and entertain/care for my 4 year old daughter (yes - she had the 'flu too!).
The yarn are 4 lovely balls of Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo in pale pink - to make a shrug for my daughter. A shrug (apparently) is a little short sleeve cardigan. Something to wear over dresses.
This is my first attempt at a real knitting project - having only ever done scarves and hats. So I've done up my first ever gauge swatch and have now started on the actual project. Doing the gauge swatch was interesting. I always thought I was a tight knitter - but the gauge swatch indicated I was slightly loose, just a bit. So I dropped my needle size by a half - from size 4 to 3.5 - and it was the perfect tension. The yarn is lovely and soft to knit. Its certainly a real treat knitting with such lovely yarn.