Blogger now shows you simple statistics on how many page views you are getting (I never used to remember to go into Google Analytics to see how many visitors were coming, so this is an improvement). I was a bit afraid to look in case I am talking to myself here, but it turns out that page views peak at a little over 100 on a weekly basis after I have posted.
That's great news, and you are all very welcome here and I hope you like what you see. I'm just a bit surprised as my number of followers is relatively low, and I don't get too many comments. Perhaps I am just being visited by 85 search engines once a week? Perhaps 65 people looking for 'kit' are really bad typists and are accidentally sneaking an 'n' into the word? Although I suppose that couldn't happen every week. Must be the search engines.... :)
This week I had a finish: my Summer Flies Shawl in Patons Linen Touch. I finally finished the bind off at knitting club last Sunday, and then got it blocked this week. The Linen Touch is fairly sturdy so didn't stretch out much in blocking, compared to the picture on the pattern where you can see that their knitting has been hard blocked and has really opened up. Mine drapes well and has a much more ruffled edge which I like, but it has come out a bit more like a shawlette than a shawl. I like the way the crisp yarn shows off the texture of the stitches in this pattern.
I've also been having a lot of fun making hats for the Innocent Big Knit charity campaign. I put my basket of DK acrylic balls onto the sofa and just sort of 'doodled' every night. None of these are particularly original ideas, but I did make up my own patterns for them all apart from the fuschia. I particularly like the animal head which was meant to be a teddy bear but has come out a dead ringer for Rowlf, the pianist from the Muppet Show. Quite enjoyable to just knit something for fun, and I have packaged up all the hats now to send off to Innocent.