So far my evenings after work have gone like this: Tuesday evening. Punch the card according to the chart (took me ages as I can't count), decide desired measurements, write new pattern to suit my measurements and a knitting machine - finish around midnight. Wednesday: print out chart in large size, and write down all the row numbers / colour changes, then in the evening start knitting the back on the machine. Haven't machine knit for quite a while so it goes slowly with some mistakes. Finish 12:30 am. Thursday evening: Knit the front, it goes faster because I am getting better, but there is a tricky bit rehanging the shoulders to centre the sheep motifs, finish 11:45 pm (by now, my family are forgetting what I look like). Friday evening: Having trimmed off all the ends and darned a few dropped stitches during my daily commute to work, tonight I washed and blocked the front and back. Finish at a normal time - yay! Saturday: 7:30am start, seam the shoulders, and the two sides (with some re-dos to get the motifs to match up properly), then pick up and knit the neckline. Two and a half times, because the first couple of times I picked up too tightly and it puckered. Pick up and knit one armband. Have to unpick and re-knit the cast off row because it was flaring. Why do I knit so slowly and I still haven't packed... I'm pleased with it but I think I will still be knitting the bottom band on the journey to Stirling.
I'm really looking forward to Knit Camp, I used my redundancy money to book up for several events and some classes and it just sounds like it is going to be a really great event. I am flying from London Heathrow to Edinburgh tomorrow morning, then by train to Stirling, and bus to the campus where the event is being held. Hopefully all the transport modes will go smoothly And tomorrow night is the Clapo-teaparty for which I did all that Clapo knitting, should be good.
Don't know if I am going to be able to blog while I am up there, it is unclear whether we are going to have access to the uni computers or not. If not, I will tell you all about it when I get back!