Friday, January 09, 2009

What next?

Yesterday I managed to knock myself out using a ceiling beam. It's a lot easier than you think. The result was a lazy day, full of knitting - the best kind.

I worked tirelessly on my Meret (Mystery Beret) and succeeded in wrapping it up by 9pm. Then I tried it on. Then I ripped it back.

I added one repeat "for extra slouch". Turns out if you have a freakishly large head -as I do - an extra two or three repeats might be better. I'll see if I can get the stupid thing finished by the end of today.

I also came to a very hard decision about my SoleSilkSkein (One-Skein Wonder). It's a great pattern, easy to follow, and I'm glad I bought it. I was using Noro Silk Garden, in the most wonderful colours and it's a fantastic yarn.

But not together. So I'm frogging the project and saving my two balls of Silk Garden for something else. For some reason, I feel like a nice cabled tea cosy.

As I need another small project until I can get a 3.5mm circular for my Garden Shawl (no-one around here has one!) I started a set of Tidal Wave socks for my mum. I had bought the yarn specifically with me to make her a pair, so socks it is. The cast on was probably the most fun - Twisted German Cast On. It's a new skill, and I'm rather chuffed about it.

I keep getting images of Goethe in my head as I say "Twisted German Cast On". Or Armin Meiwes.

1 comment:

Donna (Random Knits) said...

My stash box gave me a concussion once. It's a big heavy blanket box, and the lid fell on my head while I was stash diving. The corner of one of the support beams got me smack in the centre of my head.
I kid you not.