- mutterings & musings about my adventures into the world of knitting and all things woolly!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Old and new

Look what I found for the princely sum of £1 today...

I remember having one as a kid and being thrilled that I could produce coasters and the like! Now of course I know how to produce I-cord on DPN's and also know far more uses for it so I doubt this will even come out of it's box til my little one is 7 or 8 and wants to learn how to knit but it took me on a quick trip down memory lane!

I've been in a bit of a slump knitting wise. The MS3 bug bit me on the bum then flew off somewhere never to be seen again. Clue 6 came out today and I'm only 25% of the way through Clue 2. I will get it done but maybe not in the next few months!

I've finished one of the toe up socks (forgot to take a picture and now there's not enough light). I stopped just after the heel so they're trainer socks. The self striping yarn that I dyed does work well and was worth the effort but I'm not happy with the sock overall. I love the short row toe and heel (especially the heel as they look more like socks you buy) but I have holes at the ends of the short rows. I've done some reading and will try to knit the wrapped stitches through the back loop on the next sock to see if that gets rid of the holes. I also tried a picot bind off twice but it just looked stupid so I did a couple of rows in rib to finish.

Today I bought myself some 4mm DPN's and have started swatching for my first pair of Fetching

I love the way the fabric is knitting up, lovely and firm. Great colour too!


Auntie Noo said...

That Cashmerino is knitting up so evenly and looks fab. Nice colour too! I had a knitting dolly too!

Seahorse said...

Great bargain!

I made more pairs of Fetching in cashmerino aran for Christmas pressies last year than I care to remember but but they do turn out beautiful for not too much brain strain and effort!

Sarah said...

I used to have a cotton reel with nails in for my knitting nancy and never knew what to do with all that cord. I was wondering the other day whether it would be faster than knitting i-cord...