Tag: knitting

February 26, 2009 /

A themed RAK on Ravelry’s UK RAK group gave me an opportunity to make two test drives in one pass. I wanted to test out some chunky yarn that I had from eBay and I also wanted to see what an unblocked chunky Butternut Scarf would emerge like. The theme was “red,” the recipient enjoys dark reds, the yarn that I had was a rich deep dark red – it had to be done!

February 18, 2009 /

Another lacy scarf from Knitspot.

This one is the Butternut Scarf, knitted in a Colourmart laceweight yarn.

“Ingrid” – because this piece of knitting is for comfort in the same way that an old Ingrid Bergman B&W 3 hankie movie is for comfort on a dreary winter afternoon. I don’t have a TV to watch, but I do have lace to knit.

February 8, 2009 /

I was totally seduced by the Paton’s Jet that maddy18 gave me. When I found that I couldn’t knit any of my “hit list” projects while bandaged from finger to shoulder, I realised that something on big fat needles would be much more appropriate – and this yarn knits on 5.5mm – lovely.

A quick search of Ravelry yielded…

February 1, 2009 /

For some time now I have been itching to tackle a more substantial knitting project. I am minded to do the kind of knitting that goes on for a while – not in the sense that it languishes in the workbasket, but more in the vein of a large-scale and challenging project. This is the main reason that I have been working to clear my basket out. I want to knit something that requires living with it for a while. I had at first imagined that this would be an intricate large laceweight shawl…

…anyway, I have been shopping!

February 1, 2009 / Living

The Fear Factor. Cosy weekend living. Plans for knitting and not-knitting.
“Well. This is it. This is the truly scary bit. The winners are announced and I will make them a bespoke gift. What will they want? Shall I be able to execute it satisfactorily? ”
“…Still feel like I am wading waist deep in mud with my knitting… Overall, the January FO list is very pleasing,…not planning much for February – I really have a lot of stuff going on …it may be possible to sit in the sitting room with my wheel now and again… “

January 26, 2009 /

A tale of woe regarding an expensive and now apparently ill-advised purchase of hardwood DPNs:

“I heard something.

A tiny something.

A tiny but unmistakable something.

I heard…

…a snap!

I looked down and there, in my left hand, dangled two severed ends of my very expensive and much-loved DPN… “