Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A warm welcome to my new followers. Lovely to have you along for the ride.
Over the years as I've learnt to knit there have been a number of things that I have put off attempting. I was really put off trying socks because they looked so difficult but I had a go and have made 4 pairs now. I thought fair isle was way beyond me but after a request by my son in law to make him a hat I gave that a go and found that it wasn't that difficult at all and turned around and made a second hat straight waway. And another technique I have been a little frightened of attempting has been cabling. Well wouldn't you know it it's not that hard after all.
I chose the milo vest by Georgie Hallam for my first attempt and I'm ever so pleased to see the little cable appearing. The vest knits up quickly in the round and I've learnt a couple of little skills along the way as well as the cable.
The book I'm reading is Heaven on Earth- a hand book for parents of young children. Some great advice for nuturing the young child and just as important for the grandma as for the parent.
This was actually last week's post but I couldn't get the photo to download. I actually finished this vest and passed it on to the wee one before taking a final photo. It turned out so well that I've started another in red (a favourite colour of his dad's). Will try to remember to get a finished photo maybe of the young man himself wearing it.
Linking up with Ginny this week for Yarn Along.