I tried one of those 'Life Tips' today. The kitchen sink hadn't been draining well so I poured a large amount of baking soda into the plug, followed it with vinegar and stepped back smartly as it foamed all over the place. I thought it wouldn't work as all the froth seemed to come upwards, but it seems to have dislodged whatever was blocking, so that's a win. I should do it weekly I suppose.
I had a fail with a sweater. It's the second time I tried to knit the pattern, and this time instead of miscounting and having to unpick the whole dratted lot to work out the neck and not being able to face it, I used some alternative yarn and the armholes haven't worked out. I have only myself to blame. If I had knitted a tension square I would have known that it needed adjusting. I've just unravelled the almost-finished back.
However there is an extremely bright silver lining. I really, really really want to try this shawl pattern. I had promised myself I wouldn't start it until I had finished the sweater. It seems a shame to put it off now that I've given up on the pattern. And fortunately the yarn was only delivered yesterday, so it's like it's meant to be.
I did play fair with the sweater. I don't think I can carry on with that yarn. However I have some ideas that may look awesome - but I'm not trying them out until I've finished the shawl and another project outstanding. I'm promising myself that!