Sunday, 1 April 2007

Loose Woman!

I am officially a loose woman! Cast on 60 stitches on 3.25mm needles using Artesano alpaca Hummingbird sock yarn, and I could have had a Feet sock!
So what to do - FROG! Then using 4mm needles (yep you read that right, 4mm as in BIGGER needles) cast on 48 stitches, and guess what ? Fits perfect! Well may be a bit roomy once there being worn, but they are slouch socks!
Was at the Tramway today, and it was a lovely afternoon eating, chatting, knitting and SPINNING! Well not me (yet) , but the talented India had brought her spinning wheel . She'd also bought the fibre she had dyed using coffee beans, and some other beautiful blue/purple/green variegated fibre - they were both lovely, can't wait to see them spun. Next to India was Thea who finished her hat, and was able to wear it home. Maggie was knitting a camisole of her own design in a vintage man-made fibre, Fiona started a lovely wrap in the Twilleys Freedom Yarn, and Nan was knitting something very summery looking in a pink tape yarn (Thank you Nan for the Shade card - order coming your way soon!).
I made headway into my lacy cropped cardi AFTER frogging the sock, whilst Nicola was swatching a gorgeous shade of Artesano Alpaca inca mist yarn. I think she was going to design a sweater. Gloria looked like she was knitting teddies in a fun yarn, the was helped by Maggie to wind a skein of the Colinette Lasso yarn. Then she started a pattern from Simply Knitting magazine for a little camisole top. Ella, resident crocheter, was KNITTING, socks in the Artesano Humminbird yarn - it looked great, and the colours were a lovely orangey/red variegation. Phew - hope I remembered everyone. No photos' today - forgot my camera, might have some to show progress on my socks.

1 comment:

Wee Minty said...

Loved the socks and the top you were wearing. Come to think of it, I don't think I have seen anything you have done that I haven't liked!