I had to dedicate more attention on the directions in order to decipher the different symbols in Rowan pattern. I guess, I am more a graphical than a word person. My climbing rose came out shorter than indicated in the pattern and I had to come out with my own numbers for the neckband decreases. I hope it will not be a problem later on. Another issue is the bust area, it seems to be a bit wide for my measurements. Though I followed the pattern for the size S ( 86cm). I decide that I don't want to frog and redo the problem areas. Other than that it has been a relaxing knit, specially for my eyes. Lately I have been suffering from some eye strain, perhaps too much knitting ( Iris required a lot of eye work) and sitting for too long in front of the computer. I went for an eye check up last week and I was told that I need glasses, the type you need when you get older! :( I was a lucky lady as I have never needed any glasses in the past but soon I will be wearing one of those that you wear close to the tip of the nose.
Next, I have some newly acquired beads from the weekend Jade market.
There are just a few strands of faceted onyx, crystal and amethyst. In the black tray, some jade, faceted aventurine, tiny coral flowers and a horn stick, that I want to make into a hair pin. I know my last purchase is still sitting in my collection. However, a beading lady can never have enough beads. It's the same philosophy behind the yarn, if you know what I mean. ;)