I thought I should post, as soon it will be too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I've been busy organizing and cleaning and have finally got things squared away. Now I can enjoy doing some fun stuff.
A few weeks ago I rediscovered my enjoyment of knitting. Since then I have made five scarves for family members. I thought I would ease myself back in before tackling a bigger project. Yesterday I looked after O and B for a few hours, and they both asked me to teach them to knit. My Dad taught me when I was about 5, and within a year I was happily knitting sweaters for my teddies.
I never really liked dolls, I felt they were cold things. Not like a teddy, who cozied up to you, especially when you weren't feeling 100%! Anyway, Olivia caught on fairly quickly, I had decided to teach her the way I was shown at school. When I was about 9, we , the girls in the class, made a school scarf, alternating royal blue and white stripes, about 4 inches wide. First we had to show that we could knit a perfect square, so that is what Olivia set out to do. Bronwyn, didn't want to be left out, but quickly became frustrated, so we will try again in a few weeks if she is still interested.Olivia took her test piece home with her, so we will see how she got on in a few days time.
Meanwhile, today I had to run some errands and picked up new reading material, and some yarn to make, you guessed it, another scarf. However this yarn is called Sashay. Not so much a yearn, more of a lacy ribbon, and you knit with the top row of the holes in the ribbon, and with only six stitches to knit on each row, it forms a ruffle. The lower edge of the yarn/ribbon has a soft metallic thread and is beginning to look quite pretty.
When I began following the pattern on the back of the yarn label it seemed quite straight forward, but I soon got into trouble. Thank goodness for websites. Red Heart even had a little video to show me what I was doing wrong, and suggested a slightly different method of knitting it (than the label indicated,)which made it all so easy.
It is going quite well now and looks like it is supposed to!
Has anyone used Sashay and if so how did you get on...?