I’ve been preparing for the lace leaf KAL by test knitting a version of the lace leaf shawl that my sister chose the yarn for, checking the timings and so on. This is it here:
Apart from knitting I have recently acquired an italic pen and have been practising my cursive script with a view to generally improving my handwriting. When I left school I had really lovely handwriting but over the intervening 25 (25!!!!!!) years it has deteriorated. It still looks quite nice but its a scrawl. So I am practising proper cursive script with a view to reintegrating it back into my regular handwriting.
I struggle with my ‘r’s – I seem to do about 5 different versions… And here is my practice! Luckily a lot of what I was taught is coming back to me, but I am struggling with slowing down, not gripping the pen too hard and concentrating….
We shall see – but I’m enjoying it and that’s what matters. Right, back to my test knit!