Have JUST finished my first pair of gloves. Really rather proud of them. Folded the cuffs back to get a better fit. Now to wear them out in angur! Has taken me eight days with about an hours knitting each day including all the unravelling when I went wrong. Not sure I will do gloves again. Thoughts are focused on the next project now. Think I will crochet the knitivity stable.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Reversing the pattern for the neighbour has led to a couple of unpicking sessions! Think I'm on the right track again. These windy Cornish roads aren't ideal for knitting - feel rather sea sick! Have been reading some self-help books while here .... one was on decluttering (inadvertently picked it up - I'm already a fan of Flylady). But it did make me think I've got to tackle my hot spots before I reward myself with knitting! Next project will be knitivity stables for Xmas! And I need to make them pretty...
Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bought myself an instrument to measure needle gauge so have figured out what sizes my short double-pointed needles are. Bought the smallest size in bamboo 2.25mm too and am redoing the rib with these smaller needles for the first pair of dog mittens. Have also made second dog pair for my daughter... haven't done the features (ears, eyes etc. yet). Feel an urge to do some snuggly winter socks now I'm becoming more proficient on 4 needles. However, after the kids mittens I am going to do a pair for myself - found 2 balls grey Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk in John Lewis. Will attempt to do slightly longer length on wrist/lower arm. Or maybe dare to do gloves? Have a glove and mitten book purchased a long time ago that I've avoided because of not knowing how to knit in the round. Hmmm.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Finished the cable bag. Have had many admirers and its bright and snuggly and cheers my heart in this dull, colder weather.
Started on animal mittens. First pair (dogs) rather small for my two so will be for godson Ben who is three this month. Have adapted the pattern for H and F wants the cat version. His little hands are only 1cm shorter than dear H's.