Sorry about that. My lungs have gone brittle again (something to do with the vast number of Rape Weed Fields about I suspect) and as a result my ability to do levels have been oscillating rather a lot! So I shall have to show you what I have been doing when I can! (Oh you know what I mean!)
So Queen Bee is first blog! I managed to finish this to wear to Wonderwool Wales and I am so glad I did. It is just so warm and comfy.
First, what I like about it. It was a fabulous pattern, and it knitted up like a dream. All congrats to Mary Scott Huff I had to change the neckline as I really am not built for low V fronts on cardigan. Also I added a higher collar, to stop drafts (pretty essential in this part of the world as there is a permanent on hill breeze).
Second, What I didn't like about it. Well, my fault, NOT the pattern, (I should have learnt by now) whilst the arms, (knitted together, steeked into a tube) fitted very well when knitted, I forgot the drop shoulders caused by the boxy shape. So that now the sleeves are about 3 inches too long. If pulled right down they come to the end of my fingers. Also because of the the shape I become a bit of a blob (more than usual).
What would I do different if I knitted it again? Well, I would probably ignore the instructions and just use the design, fitting it around a shaped waist and knit the sleeves off from the shoulders rather than knitting independently and attaching later.
All in all though, I really am quite pleased with it.