One of the pastimes that keep me relaxed and amused is knitting. I did stop for a few years, when I was working a fair way from home, by the time I got back, changed, cooked dinner and cleared away, the joy of knitting or any craft seemed to disappear. But now I have more time and it has returned. I knitted a complete sweater – very pleasing bobble and lace pattern around the lower edge of the body and sleeves. It tought me one thing though – to read the pattern fully first and note the change in instructions from body to sleeve! I did do a thorough tension square test. Now this has foxed me becaue the last one I did was absolutely accurate for the rows v stitch count. However when I finally sewed up the garment – as shown on a helpful video channel online – I realised immediately that things were amiss. The flaming thing was far too big – wider than the already generous bust measurement and a rather odd shape. Sadly I accepted defeat and undid it. There are always lesson to be learned from every project and knowing how to seam up neatly is one – espeially when you decide to unpick for a reknitting project!