Monday, 31 March 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
I have also cast on & finished a headband for the forthcoming ski trip (Loads of snow)
I used the pattern for the Amanda hat. I would like to knit the hat, its a lovely simple lace stitch. Brigit is growing slowly. I spent an hour learning to cable without needles but have customised a mini cable needle with a broken Brittany Birch needle & am making much better progress. This is no critisism of the many great tutorials out 'there'but single stitch cables, 2.25mm needles & plum coloured yarn are probably not the best thing to learn a technique with and actually, I like cabling!
Sunday, 9 March 2008
I have also bought a couple of books! Yup..... this means I plan to knit something with sleeves. I am drawn to a raglan jacket, with cables & things. I have bought some Aran in Heather colour denim from New Lanark Mills. This is a fantastic find! £1.80 for 100grams 100% wool aran yarn in a good range of colours (or 90% wool 10% silk) and £1 for 50gm DK wool.
My inspiration might come from this book, Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys and Arans by Gladys Thompson, I suspect it will come more under the heading 'general knitting interest' in my library, rather than an actual 'things to knit' book. It discusses & includes patterns associated with the different Fishing Villages around the coast of Britain & Ireland. The resulting Guernseys are increadible but I doubt I will be knitting on size 14 steel needles!
Oh and yes, I have knitted both mitts from 'Folk Knitting from Estonia'. Trouble is, they are both for the left hand!!!!!! I am just about laughing as I have plenty of yarn left for two right mitts!!!! I even remember thinking about needing to do the 'other hand'!!!! What an idiot! I need another holiday! Don't even ASK what school is like at the moment!