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.