Monday, August 6, 2012

Knitting Knews

It's been a lovely, but totally organized weekend.  You see, this is a holiday weekend here in Ireland so our lives have been filled with great local festivals, lazy brunches and friends stopping by.  We've had a great time just rolling where the weekend took us.  However, as I adhered to no schedule, there was no sewing going on what so ever.  

What I have been doing is knitting.  It's a great project to have just here by the couch to pick up/put down while chatting with friends or watching the Olympics.  

With your encouragement and Nicky's suggested website, I FINALLY cast off my grey scarf.  This is my first attempt at knitting anything, so it's a super basic repeated knit stitch.  I'd like to stitch the two ends together to make a tube scarf, but that will have to come a bit later.  I'm just happy to not have to wear it this winter with a pointy needle stuck at the end :)



As you know, I was also working on a purple scarf that would be my first intro to both the purl stitch AND to a pattern.  Hold onto your socks.  I was quite happy with the mix up of the two stitches, but was not thrilled with how the rib "ate" the yarn, giving me little in return.  In the mean time, Miss Laura Jane introduced me to the incredible Ravelry....  So, I ripped it all out and started again.  If only quilting let you hit the "undo" button as easily!  Anyway, here's the newly re-invented purple scarf.  I'm super happy with it and think I might actually continue on!


Don't you worry - I have not forgotten about Granny.  I did make the binding and have it machine stitched onto the front of the quilt.  I'll keep stitching onto the back tonight in the hopes it will be done for show-and-tell on Wednesday.  Fingers crossed!

12 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous knitting - have fun!

Sarah said...

Lovely knitting, you've got a month or two before it starts getting chilly too!

susan said...

Well done you! Knitting totally defeats me.

Flying Blind... said...

Get you and your sticks!

Leanne said...

I love garter stitch scarves like your grey one and the purple one is lovely. Keep it up and you will be making a sweater soon or socks.

Cherie said...

Great job on the knitting! Loving the purple scarf! =D

mammafairy said...

Looks like you have garter stitch cracked, and that looks like moss stitch too?
Doing well. We will have you cabling in no time at all!
ravelry is great, my DD1 introduced me. And knitting wins over sewing, at least sewing with the machine, in being a little more portable.
Crochet, here we come?

Katy Cameron said...

Oh phew, glad you won't be stuck forever with spiky scarves! Love the look of the texture in the purple one

Rosemary said...

I've been knitting a lot too! It's so portable. I also love watching the Olympics and knitting. Ravelry is the best website for knitting. I just have to be careful. Once I start looking at patterns, I could stay on for hours! Love your scarves!

Nicky said...

I have a picture in my head now of you wearing a scarf with knitting needle attached - glad you don't have to!

Love the texture - are you going to give Aran knitting a go? It is just knit and purl with knobs on after all!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

SO glad there's not a needle in your scarf! The purple one is looking gorgeous too :)

Lynne said...

Isn't Ravelry the most wonderful site? Two Ravelry members have tried to build sites like that for people who sew, one is called SeamedUp and the other My Sewing Circle but neither is anything like Ravelry!

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