This weekend I decided to go through my entire basket of wool, and sort it all out (there was a bit of a large tangle going on in there). Now I know exactly what projects I have to finish (*unravel, half finish, think of something else to knit halfway through etc). I thought I would share what I found with you. So here I present – my stash!!
I’ve also got some lovely projects that I am working on at the moment. As I haven’t updated my blog in ages I thought I would show you pictures of some of the different things I’ve got going.
First, a picture of the jumper I am working on (see the last blog post). I’m really pleased with this – but its quite a difficult knit. Its hard to do the decreases and keep in pattern at the same time. Its taken a fair amount of brain power so far. I am quite determined to finish this, though its been put on the back burner for now. Heres a picture:
And here is a close up…
I’ve also started a lace scarf. Its my first piece of knitting using laceweight wool. I am enjoying it so far – its quite different to what I am used to. Its not so easy if you make a mistake if you drop a stitch to knit it upwards. Here are some pictures of the small amount I have done so far. (this is my second attempt, the first attempt had to be ditched after I lost a couple of stitches, and couldn’t see where or how!). You can find the pattern for this scarf here:
And here is the ball of wool I had to wind – I didn’t realise that buying wool in a skein was such a hassle!! If anyone has some handy tips that mean you don’t have to unwind the skein – then I would love to hear them!!
This isn’t the only scarf I have been knitting recently.
I have also been knitting a scarf for my friends daughter – I hope its OK… the hat was a bit of a disaster!
I’ve also knit a nice blue scarf for me! I’ve had my eye on knitting something from this http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php website. The pattern for this particular scarf can be found here http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=86&d_id=32&lang=us Plus, the wool for these design’s is really very reasonably priced.
I have also made a scarf for my boyfriend. The wool was Sirdar BIGGA and it was half price – so i had to have it. Everyone seems to love this scarf – though its just a simple 1×1 rib with some tassels put on the ends. Its a very thick scarf!
I do have a couple of other things that I could show you, but I will save them for another blog post – this one is getting pretty long! If you have any comments on the above things then i would love to hear them!