Which makes it a little strange that my new thing for today is
a great heap of just knitted woolly sweater. I have been trying a new technique for the first time. It's one I mentioned a couple of weeks back, remember? The sock extrapolation? I had decided that if I could knit round and round on a little circular needle to make a little tube, which is a sock; then I could also knit round and round on a long circular needle to make a larger tube, which would be a sweater. So that's what I spent my weekend on and I'm surprisingly chuffed with the way it's turning out.
The pattern is by Isabell Kraemer, found on Ravelry, the wool is Drops Alpaca, and the method is a lot of fun. It starts at the neck and works down to the rib at the bottom, then I'll need to knit the sleeves (back to shorter needles) and I'll be done. With no seams to sew up at the end. Oh, the possibilities.
But,wait: you're right. Knitting isn't exactly something I've learned for the first time. So, what else is there? Well, I read an excellent blog post on intellectual copyright, or, to put it another way, pinching pictures from the internet: the best I've seen in a very long time and I can recommend it (by Louise Myers: Why You Need to Stop Pilfering Pinterest Pictures). But if that's a little heavy for this time on a Monday morning, how about something lighter? A lot lighter?
...did you know that Saturday was Naked Gardening Day? No, neither did I. See, that woolly sweater doesn't seem like such a bad idea now, does it?
Have a good week!
So last week Deb, Ruth, Helena, Eileen, Jane, Alison, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Karen, Susanne and Maggie brought us something new. Go on! Give 'em a wave! Say hello and go see what they're up to this week.