Let’s start this new blog with a little something about knitting.
In the last days I finished knitting the pieces for my poncho (two pieces of 50 stitches and 102 rows in stockinette stitch, plus cast on and bind off). Now I need to block them to shape before I can sew them together and add the fringe and all that. The problem is, I don’t have room to block at the moment, so I’ll wait till Jan comes over and I can use my bed for blocking.
On a second note, the checkboard scarf in knits and purls, with a yarn that simulates three thinner yarns held together (in cream, and two shades of brown), is around 130cm long now. It’s a work in progress, and probably a present that will cross the sea. It’s a work in progress, but I hope it can make a Christmas present *g*
Then, I finished swatching for the baby blanket. It made a cute little blankie! And I ordered two circular needles, to knit the actual blanket. Double knitting here I come! It’s slow to knit, since it’s 15 + 80×2 + 15 stitches, two yarns held together, and wraping at the end of the double knit section etc… But I have some months to finish this – until the baby is born! It’s not my baby, the blanket is a present!
And then, I am waiting for my silk to come home along with my boyfriend (Hey, no, it’s my boyfriend bringing my silk… priorities *cough*). I bought some roving knitting silk on ebay, that I will dye in some variegated style (probably deep orange and red – make it colourful for winter!) and I’ll knit a Clapotis out of it. And since I’ll have leftover silk, I’ll have to look for something else to knit. The silk is 200 yards (about 182 m.) per 100 grams, and I got 550 grams – So, any idea what else I could knit with it? It’ll end being warm, so it’s a no go for a summer-anything.
Oh, and on a side note, I got my mother to start knitting again! She’s got into sock making! Socks anyone? We got enough yarn for two pairs and their respective present baggies. And yarn for two more pairs is coming this way with my circular needles.
I think that’s about all so far.
Except… maybe… WEEEEEEEEEE Jan is coming the 19th! *happy*