Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Picture: 3 bags full

My new three bags full (of wool); not for the master, dame or boy down the lane! This wool is all mine, baby!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Crochet or Knitting

Have finished my crochet hat.  So proud of myself.  Not quite what I started out to do but hey, you can't have everything on the first go.  Looks good even if I say so myself.  I found it easy going but have to perfect a technique that will work for me as I try to knit the stitches sometimes.  Oh well, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Made it too long so just made a turned up brim.  The beauty of creating is that you can do whatever you like.  I love to knit but am not so good at designing pieces.  Usually take pieces from different patterns I have used and put them together, works sometime.

Have spent the weekend on a new project.  Recently purchased a new stash of wool that was on sale.  Couldn't wait to start something with this wool.  Wanted to do something soft and flowing.  What is it?  Well when I finish I will show you.  I just love the colour dusty pink and this is sooo soft being a mixture of wool, acrylic and alpaca.  Just love using it.

Watch this space for the new project.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Got busy and finished the vest, Mr Four was so pleased with it he refused to take it off.  Success.  Was so very happy with this effort.  Took me a while as I decided to knit it in one piece.  Now I know why these kinds of intricate patterns are done in separate pieces.  Soooo much counting, such a long time to knit one row.  Another lesson learned the hard way.

And now for something new.  I am learning to crochet.  I think that the two can compliment each other.  I have found some patterns that I really liked but they had a crochet component and as I couldn't crochet could not complete the project.  So here goes.  I have a basic knowledge of what to do but wasn't sure how to follow a pattern as I didn't know the name of the stitches.  Well, I got the basics down so I am getting adventurous ...

My first crochet hat.  It's going well, so I will keep at it.  Wooo Hooo so proud of myself.