Sometime last year I had a terrific bargain of some 12 balls of Rowan Bamboo Tape, shade 703/Chalk, now discontinued, for practically a few ££'s only! in a fabulous buy it now its got to GO sale.
I wouldn't have purchased this at full price having been slightly disappointed in my previous project using Sirdar's Just Bamboo but couldn't resist a bargain which included the book "The Bamboo Tape Collection" at less than half price as well, and I started a project in the summer while on holiday which has been ripped off the needles and this time I am knitting "Amaya" by Marie Wallin instead!
I've actually knit up to and started on the back shaping for armholes (big needles! yay!) and did have a few doubts as to sizing and nearly ripped it back to start again but double checking my stitch count I am hoping my measurements are ok as my tension is spot on using size 5.5mm needles.
After my previous experience with a bamboo project which ended up very oversized I was careful to swatch in sizes 4.5mm and 5.5mm needles and I promise I did flatten and pin the squares before measuring my stitch and row counts!!
I've paid a bit for the knitting with a rather painful shoulder this week but I am resolved to ignore the pain and knit-on regardless since it doesn't seem to matter what I do - I get the pain anyway!!
I did mention it to the PT'ist who didn't seem terribly interested (beyond : well don't knit then! - cough ..) And I may well give in and agree to have another injection next week when I visit the GP to frighten him further with updates on both my shoulder and my stomach issues.
The socks are coming along nicely on my rather cheap and nasty circulars, two more hospital appointments in the coming weeks ought to see them nearing completion and I will definitely buy myself some decent needles for future sock projects!