Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In the pink....

I think I'm back on track. Everything I see I want to knit - I take that to be a good sign. And I'm knitting on multiple projects. I found it really difficult to focus on one project at a time for college - had to because the work had to be processive to the point of being prescriptive -and ignore 'my' usual knitting. It's taken me a little while to get to know them again. For some of the projects, just leaving them for a month has caused absolute chaos. My lack of order put me in so much trouble trying to identify where I was up to, or rather, how I had gotten to a particular point because there were no notes - well none that made any sense and I nearly always deviate from a pattern So in reality the college course has taught me a few things about hand knitting:

  1. Make notes
  2. Make concise notes that can be used as a reference

  3. Use a pen that does not bleed so badly into the next page, you can't read the text.

  4. Don't put your note book/journal next to the cooker when frying chicken so that the splatter makes your samples sticky!!

The frantic pace of life has also slowed down due to the start of the summer holidays - so more knitting time as son goes off to explore his world:

Fortunately he came home minus the snake.

Finished object
I finally finished the cable cardigan and have pictures to show.

Ribbed Cardigan

Pattern Source: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK book
Started: May 2007
Completed: July 2007
Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in Teal blue
This is second time around for me. I love the pattern. This time I used the stated yarn. It knits very quickly. The yarn has a tendency to fuzz a little bit, but it is incredibly soft and cuddly. an enjoyable knit with good attention to pattern detail.

I'm working on this at the moment. Something that has been lurking in the back of a wardrobe for some time.

Oh, and baby clothes for a special little lady, soon to be delivered.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tara wants to know if she is the special little lady?
The ribbed cardigan looks great, I can't believe you managed to knit two of them.