Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Such a neglectful blogger

And suddenly it's nearly the end of January, and so much knitting completed but undocumented. Not that you have to document knitting. In fact, it'd probably be a sign of some personality disorder if you did. Like alphabetising your CD collection. Altho' there are days that doesn't seem such a bad idea.

I've wandered off the point, so here's a little cardigan, inspired by Arlene's garter stitch scarves, made from Wendy Roam. It's a messed-about-with pattern from an old magazine but you could use almost any simple 4ply pattern and still get a fabulous effect with this lovely wool. Takes just one ball, so costs £7.50, plus a button from your mum's button box. Most of us have one of those, right?

My next job is to wash this to see how it feels afterwards. Some people think the Roam not quite soft enough for delicate baby skin, so I'm going to do a little research...

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Year; New Knitting

How's your knitting mojo? Up and running? Slumped in a post-Christmas depression? I've completed a couple of small projects since the holiday: a roll brim hat for my sister in the West Yorkshire Spinners BFL Print double knitting, and also the cowl below, which is a newer version, knitted in the round, of the simple cowl pattern I posted recently. Knitted in two different vaiegated colourways of Adriafil Mistero, it's very snuggly. It was meant to be a shop sample but I fear it might end up being worn to Leeds for shopping on Sunday. Am even toying with the idea of bravely putting it (and a few other simple things) on ravelry as a free pattern, especially now I've realised that creating a pattern pdf, involves no more than clicking on 'Save as PDF'. Who knew it was that simple?