Friday, August 10, 2007

10 August: New books

This week I have been mostly knitting dishcloths.

On account of having recently bought "Mason Dixon Knitting"; also been galloping through some rather thick stuff I spun ages ago, knitting boxes to felt in the washing machine.

Then when I was in Durham last Saturday I bought "Stupid Sock Creatures" - how to make odd looking creatures out of old socks. Why wait for old socks? Why not start from scratch and knit the shape you want to start with?

So today there has been much fiddling about with scraps of wool, small-scale knitting in the round, and rather a lot of cursing and unravelling.

Perhaps I shouldn't have even tried merging two tubes of knitting together into one when one tube had the start of a complicated intarsia design in it - a first attempt at intarsia, too. I still don't quite understand how I made a Mobius loop out of it .....

Anyway, having abandoned the intarsia for the time being, in its place, just beyond the now smooth join of the two tubes, is a four-colour, one row stripe pattern that goes A B C A D B A C D A B C etc, at the same time slipping every 7th stitch in an on-going fashion up the tube.

Of course you can all picture that precisely from my description.

I'll try and photograph it tomorrow.

5 comments:

Dave said...

Who would have thought that descriptions of knitting would be so interesting?

Z said...

I'm, er, afraid not. (I've been waiting a long time to say that)

stitchwort said...

Well, thank you both - we aim to please.

Isabelle said...

Oh, Stitchwort, thanks so much for your comment on my blog, but oh dear, your blog looks really interesting, really my sort of thing (I don't knit but am happy to admire others' knitting) but aarrgghh! I'm trying not to find any more good blogs because I don't have time to keep up with any more. I was hoping that yours might be boring, ill-spelt or otherwise not winning. Alas! I'll be back!

By the way: re mangoes. My son loves them but I think they taste a bit soapy. Not that I eat much soap.

Lucy said...

A very funny and imaginative friend at college once did and amazing 10 second version of 'Brief Encounter' with an old pair of pink socks of mine...