After such a successful month of big knitting I've gone micro. In contrast to the swift progress to the main body of the Cleckheaton Jacket the lace edging has slowed me down to a crawl. I had an entire skein left over and I was impressed that the garment took only 9 balls to make - not so. The 10th ball was swallowed up by the 5 stitch lace pattern leaving just enough to seam the garment. The edging gives the jacket a delicate look and is well worth the trouble.
Barbara Walker's 4th Treasury has also preoccupied me for at least two whole days. The fiddly knitting of the Turtle and the Peace square and the chapter on twisted stitches has been a useful learning experience.
The next challenge from this book is the Spider square, with its long legs and fat body. It looks a lot like the Huntsman which nest in the high corners of our house. Because they are fairly harmless and keep the flies and other nasties at bay I am kindly disposed to these creatures. Yesterday I rescued a large one from the sink and put it outside where it reluctantly crawled away. I think it felt a bit exposed.