Most of you don't follow my regular blog, so I thought I'd put up a picture of what I bought at the Fiber Festival. Believe it or not, I only bought 1 (2) thing(s)... ok...
Swatched: 22nd July 2008
Started: 24th July 2008
Yarn: "Carpe Diem" from Lang Yarns; 70% merino, 30% alpaca
Needles: 5.5 cm / 80 cm Addi Turbos
Pattern: "Putting Down Roots" from "Inspired Cabled Knits" by Fiona Ellis
Modification: Using bigger needles and yarn, so less pattern repeats. Will be eliminating the turned cuffs and the turtle-neck for ribbed cuffs and v-neck. I also added the ribbing at the bottom of the body, too.
"Looping for Fun and Profit - with the world famous Grant Looper!"
"Traditional Knitting - Patterns of Ireland, Scotland and England" by Gwyn Morgan; St Martins Press; 1981. It is hardcover with 112 pages and some colour photos. It is out of print.
I don't mind knitting I-cord but it is a rather time consuming when I need a long piece for a hoodie tie.
Here is one of the newest DVDs from Lucy Neatby. I have all her DVDs and I highly recommend them for any knitter, both beginner and advanced, who wishes to enhance their knitting skills.
Mmmmmm - I think I may have been getting a little smug. Look closely at the "hexagon" on the right side.