I love knitting this cardigan with the undyed Koigu. Unfortunately I keep going wrong! I had a false start because naughty Elizabeth Zimmerman committed the ultimate sin of pattern writers, along the lines of 'continue pattern for 4 inches AT THE SAME TIME making buttonholes every eight ridges...'. I know I should have read on, and should have wondered how the buttonholes were going to make themselves, but even so!
So I started again. Then I messed up the gull stitch pattern and ripped back a few inches. Then I messed up the gull stitch pattern again and tried to work down and correct it. It's not working, so I've got to take out another few rows.
Never mind, the baby's not due for another couple of months. She is expected to be a girl and I did think of using some pink bamboo and wool sock wool. In fact I did start another pattern using it, but didn't like the way the variegation was working out. I was relieved yesterday when Karen says she doesn't like pink and has asked her relatives not to give her pink things for the baby!
I've been doing some more family tree research. I think I've managed to tie up some loose ends, which means I've traced another great grandfather. I've sent off for some birth and marriage certificates/records to make sure. The 1911 census has just been published and 80% of England is searchable online. I've got the census record for my grandmother, who was a hotel proprietress in Bristol, in the hotel with the guests listed as well (all commercial travellers - one in something that looks like needle point fishing tackle!)*. I've also managed to find a photo of the hotel, in Victoria Street, Bristol (now completely redeveloped).
ETA * I looked again and it's Needle, Pin and Fishing Tackle