Friday, February 24, 2006

Rambling on

I've been putting off casting on the next jumper for JS since I wasn't too keen on the wool when the order arrived. Camel turned out to be rather muddy and disappointing. But, when I showed swatches to YL and cousins, they liked the shade, maybe it's just me?


To jazz up the 'boring' colour, I decided on this textured broken garter stitch pattern from Family Circle (easy knitting fall 2005). To knit in the round I've reduced 2 stitches and will figure collar adjustments when I get to it! Broken garter is easy but is making me neurotic about checking every few rows.


Wool for ED's scarf. Alas, YF cell group meetings in the house will be a little quieter when he leaves for Canada in May.

Knitting Around (Elizabeth Zimmermann) arrived and although I enjoyed it, Knitting Without Tears is still my favourite. All chapters include a running biographical narration and it's distracting moving from knitting to family history and then onto knitting again. Otherwise, it's another gem of knitting advice, tips and techniques. She's made text easier to comprehend than some pictorial guides!

8 comments:

erin said...

I also like Knitting without tears, an eye-opener for me. I haven't seen Knitting Around yet, though I just bought her Knitter's Almanac last week. The garter stitch jumper is looking good.

erin said...

Hi Sally, replying to your question about the knitter's almanac. It has a pattern(s) for every month of the year and little family and personal anecdotes. The patterns are sort of like in knitting without tears, not exactly the height of today's fashion, but chock full of useful tips for designing your own items, using her tips as aguide.

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