Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In the round


I came across Two Little Buttons hats, which I loved, which led me to the adjusted pattern at TwoandSix and from there to the original Ravelry pattern. The girls each chose their own wool - Ella the flecked magenta tweed and Leila the plainer olivey green. I've never used round needles before and it's fun, not at all daunting as I'd perhaps imagined. I would also LOVE to make some cashmere socks, cabled ones, but when the lady in the wool shop said you use four, read F.O.U.R needles to knit socks, I lost my enthusiasm for it - I think that's beyond me!


Yesterday I stocked up on wool supplies, some cross stitch fabric and threads and also some new fabric to make myself a quilted scarf. I can't read more than one book at a time, but I now feel very content knowing I have a number of hand based (rather than machine) activities just at my finger tips. Another tick on my list.

7 comments:

Bianca said...

Oh I love a seamless knitting life, I'm so lazy when it comes to sewing things up.

Don't be afraid of the four needles - if you can go round and round you can do it on 4!

Nice wool, love that green.

two little buttons said...

they look great. i love the colours. i too would love to knit socks but too scared to give it a go.

SarahA said...

You can do socks on a circular. Just get a big one and do 'magic loop'. The shop should have someone who knows how to do it.

Mary :) said...

love that tweedy wool :). Not a fan of dpns here, if you don't like magic loop you can also use two circulars like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybPvCNfrT8

or you can even do some socks on 30cm circs for most of the way.

beemade said...

Beautiful art for your necks..love the scarf!!Lucky girls!!

Kelly said...

i'm a new sock knitter & love it!, tried on 4 needles first, but am now knitting using the 'magic loop' method on a circular & it's even easier! you must give it a go!

Bek said...

Your girls have good taste. The colours look great!