So, after reading Warren's and Jessie's blog entries re the Jacqueline Fee book I decided it was about time I started using circular needles.
I was so impressed with Jessie's sweater and Warren’s swatch that I thought I would start reading the book and get those needles out of the packet. I think I've done all the maths properly and after casting on lots of stitches I was set. Not sure what anyone else thinks about circular needles but for me they are proving to be a bit tricky...The first round took me ages to knit, the stitches kept getting caught on the needles and I could feel myself getting more frustrated as I went on but I persevered. I thought I had cracked it until it came to work the second round when I realised I had the stitches twisted. I didn’t swear that much!! Determine not to be defeated I pulled the stitches out and started again.
I’m now on round three and things seem to be going well at the moment. I will keep you all posted on my progress. If anyone has any helpful handy hints or would like to give me a few words of encouragement they would be gratefully received.
I’m now on round three and things seem to be going well at the moment. I will keep you all posted on my progress.I'm really gonna try and take my time with this project. I’m sure that this will open a whole lot of options for me when it comes to knitting larger projects.
If anyone has any helpful handy hints or would like to give me a few words of encouragement they would be gratefully received.