Saturday, October 20, 2007

Must moss stitch.......

As a diversion from endless stocking stitch on 3mm needles I thought I would knit myself a quickish winter jacket for the freezing rugby season. The endless stocking stitch belongs to Mirth, my new project.

I did not realise how difficult it would be to choose a jacket. I knew it had to be warm and something that I will feel cosy in and if necessary wrap around me at the same time not making me look like the Michelin man. The possibility that the garment may have to be lined if a chose a wool mix type yarn also had to be factored into the mix. My initial choice was this. But it has yarnovers in the pattern for a lace effect. I swatched and tried to work them out of the pattern but it was out of balance and looked awful. I spent two nights not knitting and pulling books from shelves (that reminds me, I must put them back at some point) to find "the one". it became a crusade. I ended up visiting two shops that had a good stock of knitting books - all to no avail. Then I found this - endless moss stitch!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works out.....



And for something cute and cuddly......


This is Ruby. She is about 12 weeks old. I persuaded my neighbour to rescue Ruby and her brother TC. They are lovely even if I can only love them from a distance!!

4 comments:

Adrienne said...

I am too chicken to do that much moss stitch! LOL It's looking great though! What a cute kitty!!

twigletqueen said...

Blimey, you must knit so quickly! Looking forward to seeing what it looks like.

Karin said...

At least you can alternate between the tiny stocking stitch and the tiring moss stitch and soon both will be ready for sewing up.

Poshyarns said...

Yeah, I am very happy to be spreading the Habu addiction.

Oh the kitten in a pocket, so very cute.