Friday, May 06, 2005

I Don't Believe It!

I started the sixth Alien face today and what happens just after I complete half the face I run out of green wool, I still have some black left but not enough to complete the scarf so before I can finish it I'll have to buy more yarn.
It's a good thing Spotlight are having a sale on yarn then.

My mum come home from the hospital today and seems to be feeling much better. I can't say the same for the rest of us, i.e ME! She wanted a poached egg for dinner and in the process I burnt some of my fingers on the steam off of the boiling water. Ouch! But a quick dunk under some cold water and there much better.

Better enough for me to work on the only other knit project I have with me. My Voodoo wrist warmers. I'm hoping to get up to the thumb hole tonight and then decipher the button hole the pattern uses tomorrow.

I've been doing some reflection on my knitting career to-date. It'll be 2 years in July since I started knitting, and that was only squares!

Here I am now - Illusion knitting, knitting with beads, simple knitting in the round, simple lace knitting and the ordinary every day plain, purl and rib.
Next on the list to acheive - more advanced knitting in the round (maybe a sock or two?), more advanced lace knitting and some of that "picture" knitting. And of course cables! I have used a cable needle, in a bag I knitted - not actual for a cable but for it's clasp and I understand from canle patterns I would be something similar with the cable needle in those projects.

That's all for tonight, I must check on my mother and get back to some knitting!

Until next time,
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it.


Karen said...

Ooh yes, start on some socks! It's not as hard as people think - or may tell you. If the idea of 5 double points is too much to bear, you could try using a really short circ needle. I hear that works pretty well. But the needles aren't so bad; once you hit Sock #2, I bet you'll be breezing along with them.

Sharon said...

Having seen your creations you have come a long way in 2 years and yes definately give socks a go. I was always told they were so hard so was put off giving them a go.

Cathy said...

You can certainly knit socks. Just don't give up and don't be afraid to ask for help.