Ravelry is dangerous! You can be innocently reading a thread and see something that makes you go wow! Immediately you want to make it, it nags at you until you go rummaging in your stash bins.
This weekend I was reading a thread on Ravelry (The ColourfuL Cal/Kal Group) that I hadn’t noticed before. It was for a Fair Isle Kal, the work was stunning. So I went in search of patterns and found some that I liked but they all had you cutting the knitting, now that TERRIFIES me, steeking, it is called. No way was I going to that, I am a terribly slow knitter and purl/knit is my limit, I just couldn’t cut into something that I had put a lot of time and effort, what if I botched it! Telling myself “I don’t knit, what is the fuss!” So I flagged the idea, but, last night dreamt of wonderful Fair Isle Jerseys, waistcoats and scarfs.
This morning bright and early, well it would have been if it hadn’t been Daylight Saving Weekend, lost an hour grrr… I had an idea; I have several Kaffe Fassett books surely there would be something there that would suit a novice…. Eureka! In the Glorious Colour book there was a pattern that was just the job – Persian Poppies Waistcoat see photo, here’s the Ravelry link via my project page, but the photo here is better than the Ravelry one.
As you can see my fingers were very twitchy and I got started, that nearly took all day, I am very slow.
There are some questions I would like to ask you more experienced Knitters, I find that it rolling up from the bottom is it because there is no ribbing, it starts with a purl row and the first 9 rows are folded back and makes a hem.
Two, I am not sure if I am doing the carrying of the wool right?, and also I am wondering if my tension is too tight?
Would the unevenness block out?
I am not worried if I have to start again if I am doing it wrong, I need to get more wool and I won’t know till tomorrow if the local wool shops still have these colours in stock, the wool is a merino wool from Adriafil. I hope so as I think they are ideal for the poppies and it is lovely and soft. If I have to start again I might treat myself to those circular needles, are they difficult to use, I have only ever used the dpns, Oh, I haven’t knitted for over 20 years! And then it was plain knitted things for kiddies.
Oh, and during the last week or so I have done some crochet, mainly the Demelza Cal, run by the Colourful Cal/Kal group.
Last week’s clues.
This week, I need to do 8 of the above and doing the rest production line, up to the last row of petals which is doable as we start on the Thursday for the next part.
The other Cal Sweet Pea is going well, Here was last week’s clues,
I haven’t finished this week’s yet will post photo next week, and I do know I need to show a photo of the Lotus Moon tile Afghan, I did get it finished in time for the Birthday party, but had no time to photograph, will get a photo when I visit the family next week.
Just seen the time, no wonder I am hungry its 7 pm and I haven’t had lunch yet! Do you find that Daylight Saving mucks up your internal clock?
Have a happy week every body and see you on my visits.