I just have to show you what I bought in Bendigo when Elise and I were there Thursday.
Not that we did a whole lot of shopping – too much on our minds and a much to early start -but what are two girls to do when faced with all the loveliness but buy a little of it.
Would you believe I did not buy a single peice of fabric. I looked but there was just nothing there that really grabbed me. Wool was the temptress this time.
This is 60% Bamboo and 40% wool mix. Lovely and soft and the sheen it has is amazing. I found a pattern on Raverly for an Easy Drop Stitch Scarf (you will have to be a member of Raverly to see the pattern I’m afraid) but it looks super easy and just right for a lovely light weight scarf.
Wool destined for an unknown project. I just had to buy two balls, that’s all there was of this colour and I fell in love with it and since it was on special at $3 per ball, I thought I did quite well. I’m thinking along the lines of either another beanie (how many do I need to knit before I get sick of the pattern I wonder) or possibly another scarf.
This was definately an impulse buy. One ball makes one pair of self patterned socks – well at least I hope they resemble socks when I’m finished. I have never, ever knitted socks before but seeing all the beautiful socks on the net and checking out even more patterns on Raverly I’m going to have a go.
I have a confession to make though. Hopefully I will be able to wear them when they are done. You see I have very sensitive feet. Incredibly ticklish feet. My Grandmother knitted me a pair of socks once – I couldn’t wear them. They hurt. All those little bumps in the knitting and from memory the wool was quite thick.. I can’t wear those massage sandals – you know the ones with all those little bits that stick up that massage your feet – those ones. They hurt. Hopefully these socks won’t hurt – the wool is lovely and fine and a really yummy colour. If by some chance I can’t wear them I will frame them…..vbg…just to show that I can make socks too. Yes I know………. I’m weird…..but then I never professed to be normal whatever normal is these days.
On the knitting front I have been working on my version of the Shalom Cardigan. This is the most stunning pattern I have seen for ages and Meghan the designer, is incredibly talented.
Meghan’s cardigan is in a small size so me being me, just used bigger needles and knitted it using the same number of stitches and hoped for the best. Of course I didn’t knit a swatch first like good knitters do. I would much rather knit on the edge – “Knit Dangerously” describes my knitting efforts. I did try it on though when I had done the first couple of rounds of the body and it fits beautifully. Whew – wiping brow here. Now just to finish it. Another confession – the wool is some from one of the cheap shops and I estimate that it will have only cost me around $15 to knit this – not bad for a first time effort. If I really, really love it and can’t live without it I will buy some better quality wool next time and make another.