Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Frenzy of Knitting

It is a while since I have made up a collective noun
but given my current (and usual) obsession with a new hobby,
this one seems appropriate.
I have had 3 knitting projects on the go
and have had to actively refrain starting anymore.

My crochet hooks and sewing machines lay abandoned,
melancholy (if it is possible for inanimate objects to be melancholy)
and gathering dust.

Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply Highlands Iona

Little Boozle 2010

I am really happy with how I did with this one.
The colour is richer than the photos show.

Little Boozle 2010

The only things that I mucked up were the front edges
where I had to pick up stitches.
I picked up too many and as a result there is some loss of shape,
particularly at the neckline.

I am pondering this
but I am expecting to unpull and redo this section
so that I can be really happy with it.


Kate said...

It looks great!
I can hardly wait to finish mine but I am a bit nervous about the picking up stitches bit.
Does it fit well?

Maria said...

It looks really lovely

willow and moo said...

Tas, it's gorgeous!

Sally said...

How beautiful is that. I really must NOT learn to knit... or my machine and hook will be melancholy too!

Tania said...

I really, really want to get on to this one. But the forum pages on Ravelry completely freaked me out. Just do it, right?

One pair of Hands said...

I remember reading advice from the late Elizabeth Zimmerman - knitting guru from some years back: When picking up stitches along an edge, divide the piece into four sections with markers, and pick up a quarter of the total number of stitches between each marker. If you wind up with too many stitches don't worry, fix it up by knitting two stitches together where necessary in the next row then continue knitting on the corrected number of stitches. I've found this works for me. Your cardi looks good anyway.

Anonymous said...

that looks great.
I made one in grey and lived in ir in winter!!

well done!!