What a weird day. It should have been quite nice, with plenty of time for knitting on the train and not too much of a mad scramble in London. But I didn't get a proper seat, only one of those flip-up ones in the section where two carriages join. It's very bouncy sitting here. Anyway, I was happily knitting away at my sock, squashed in the corner by a man on the other flip-up seat reading something very dull. And then I started dropping stitches left, right and centre! I even managed to pull the needle out at one stage, leaving about 30 stitches floating around in midair. Of course this was the one time I didn't have a crochet hook with me to help redeem the situation. Anyway, I was really NOT a good advert for knitting as I swore away to myself in the corner, wrestling with tiny loops and silly DPNs while wearing a big frown. I think I pretty much got them all. There is an, ahem, ventilation hole, where one wasn't originally intended but otherwise it's not as bad as I first thought. Here's a pic of progress so far. I would have got a lot more done if I hadn't spent most of the journey down frantically looping stitches into each other...
Meanwhile Fondant is moving forward slowly. Very slowly. I have now realised that the front is shorter than the back as I misread part of the pattern. The question is whether I can set a new fashion by wearing it like this as I can't really bear the thought of frogging it. I'm going to finish one of the rib sleeveless bits to see what it looks like, and try it on to see if I can get away with it.
And to cheer myself up when I got home I started off another project (!!), one of the baby jumpers for Feed the Children. One sleeve is complete & I'm using Sirdar Denim Tweed DK which I found in a sale a couple of months ago. I have one ball of blue and four of green - enough for two jumpers (one in the smallest size, one in the largest) so I'm going to vary the colours between them. This is the sleeve I made this evening, again the light was a little strange by the time I got round to taking the photo!
Thank you to Mary Anne for her encouraging comments on yesterday's blog - it cheered me up when I got home! A couple of friends' birthdays are approaching so soon I should be able to reveal their (knitted) presents.