Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Knit, knit, knit

Well, I finally took heart in hands and laid into Pocketina's yarn.
She said to me that it wasn't much so not to start on a big project. So, I decided to make a mini moebius neck warmer - no pattern - just a rectangle twisted and sewn. I used moss stitch - that's seed stitch to the Americans out there (I think).
The beginning was hilarious - because I couldn't work out how to get into the darn stuff - which was so beautifully twisted together. I've never knitted from a skein rather than a ball of yarn so that was rather messy (how *are* you supposed to manage it?!)
So, the results - the pictures are rather poor sadly - the light wasn't good enough:
This really doesn't do justice to how lovely the yarn is - very soft and quite stretchy too. I knitted with 12mm needles so it knitted up really quickly. It was yellow flecks in it and some faintly sparkly bits - so, all in all lovely and I'm very pleased with the result. I also look to have loads left, which I wasn't expecting, so I'm not sure what to do with the remainder (which sadly is a rather tangled mess now - it got out of hand and I'm not sure how to go about sorting it out....::sigh:: I foresee a lengthy job ahead.
Just to amuse, I shall show you the two different sizes on needles I've been using today:
The observant among you will spot the Addi Turbos - my first set. I am officially loving them. They are being used with Malabrigo lace yarn in Indigo to make Alice's Cheshire Cat Stole. Early days with plenty of opportunity to mess it up - hooray!!
BTW - the lump in my lymph system is now officially down-graded to petit-pois size. Also good, yes?


Jhianna said...

I always pulled the skein apart and wound it into a ball. Otherwise, I ended up with a rats nest. Course, the cats loving to play with the yarn might have helped with that a little too. (Completely off topic: one of the kitties loved to lay on anything I was knitting. I wouldn't have minded except she still had all her claws and part of her laying down routine was to knead it well. I can't tell you how many picks I had to fix before I learned to put the knitting in a container with a latch.)

Sweet Camden Lass said...

I have a ballwinder & swift... I can also show you my "I can't be bothered to wind this" technique, but it's only suitable for days where you're not moving about much.