I`m not entirely convinced that the colouring on the Opal Magic is the best thing to show the lace (somewhere I saw it made in Trekking XXL which looked brilliant and gave me the idea of using sock yarn) but the yarn is lovely to knit with and I think it is going to be nice and warm - it might improve with blocking anyway.
This is the first time I`ve used life lines - amazing what you discover on the internet, I had no idea they even existed until recently and I`ve been knitting on and off for 35 years , I was merrily sailing away, it is a lovely pattern and easy too, and just thinking I wouldn`t bother with using them any more as I do find the row right after inserting them can be a bit of a fiddle - when I spotted a mistake, Yes I know pride comes before a fall, so I think I shall carry on using them and not try to be a clever clogs.
Elsewhere in knitting, do you ever have those moments on eBay where you throw in a bid not expecting to win and not really caring either? Or is it just me? And why is it they are always the items you win, and the ones you were desperate for get away? Anyway, I threw in my bid the other day, went off to do something else and came back later to find I was the proud owner of
180g of Colinette Fandango - so there is nothing for it but I will just have to go and buy a pattern to make Horace . Don`t you just love the way he moves when you move your mouse (simple things.......)