I’ve gone and lost my 3mm dpn’s, AGAIN.
I haven’t used them since my last mittens, no idea where they are. Tempted to just do it flat and seam together.
I do have a circular needle in 2.75mm but it’s really long and I don’t know if I can be bothered with all that hassle.
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I have actually got a TON of patterns in my ravelry favourites at the moment, just to decide which one to do.
I’ve had Love Bytes on m queue for ages now, but because I don’t have any worsted wool it could prove to be tricky, I have DK and a fair amount of it, so I shall browse patterns to see if anyone else has used DK and then go through my stash comparing!
Apart from that I love all the Norweigan patterns, I think they are just gorgeous.
For amusing patterns I think the Flamingo Mitts are rather wonderful as well, although not very wintery, I like the fact that they include a fingerless pattern as well.
Which would you choose?!
I’m an idiot. Germany is an hour ahead, no Wollmeise for me.
Maybe if I am up early enough tomorrow I will get some, maybe. Either that or I go to Loop on Saturday, although I have no idea how busy it will be.
…what day is it today?
Wollmeise Day! :)
Ok, so the spinning was going well, then I tried to ply it by first winding it to a centre pull ball and using each end. This has not turned out well.
Perhaps I was trying to run before I could walk. So, I have lots of the white wool left still to practice on which is great!
I took back my Ellington sock to where I needed to add another repeat, knit about 3 inches, then realised I did something wrong all the way back so had to rip it again. I will leave it for tonight, my brain isn’t coping well with all those cables today for some reason!
SO, my lovelies, I need something else on the needles. What to choose from?! Another shawl perhaps?
Cardigan is sitting in some hot water at the moment in an attempt to make it smaller. Will block it out on some towels in a minute to see if I can make it fit better.
If not then I don’t know what to do.
I suppose the only thing to do would be to frog it and pick another project with the yarn.
One button band down (the one without holes), one to go.
It’s a little baggy but I am going to whack some grosgrain or ribbon on the back of it to steady it. I will be using THIS tutorial as it is the most comprehensive one I could find!
I’m unsure about what to do with the next button band, although I will probably back it as well! The one I just did I picked up 3 in every 4 stitches. How would I make it less baggy, just swap it to every other stitch?!
I have decided to try and finish a project I started a while ago.
I had started it when I first was writing this blog and I was getting repeatedly frustrated, to a silly point, over the pattern. It had SO many mistake in it, so I had to keep checking back to the smaller sizes pdf. The designer was lovely and apologised profusely and offered me a free pattern with a code (which apparently had a time limit on it as I went to use it and it had expired, boo!).
It’s my Henrietta Maria Cardigan and the state I left it in was having completed the back and front panels and one sleeve. Then I stopped, put it away, and said I would come back to it one day.
I’m currently doing a neckband and then I have to do button bands…possibly my least favourite bit to knit, EVER! But the thing is, it’s getting done finally! Pictures later.
I doubt I will finish it tonight but I’ll give it a damn good go!
…so I have had some wool roving burning a hole in my room since Knit Nation, I bought it with the intention to learn how to spin yarn.
Problem was that no one, not a single stall at KN had decided to bring or sell any spindles. Big bummer!
However, last night I poked around looking at drop spindles, there were some gorgeous ones but I wasn’t about to invest in something I don’t even know if I enjoy or not! I’m hoping it arrives tomorrow but that would be some serious wishful thinking.
I also, whilst I was at that eBay shop, bought 100g of ruby red merino top, just because the colour was gorgeous and not many pennies!
I hope I get good at it after following some amazing spinners here!
those of you that live in the UK specifically, although I guess there will be quite a few people flying over from the EU, WHO IS GOING?!
I have never been before and I’m quite curious at the moment. Knit Nation was my first real knitting event/show and I had a lovely time, despite poor weather and having my mum looking confused at various objects (she is a fantastic knitter but doesn’t like learning new tricks!).
So I was wondering who is planning on heading over there. As a Londoner I don’t really have much of an excuse, I’m just deciding whether or not to go on the Thursday or Friday to get the good stuff.