I went along to my first Knit Night at This is Knit this evening. It was great fun. I finished up in college around 540, had some tea and headed on out at my leisure. There was a nice turn out. We had tea and squashed fly biscuits* and there was much yak about wool, patterns and things in general. I didn’t take any photos because I didn’t have my camera with me, but Lisa took pictures.
What a great way to get the drudgery knitting done! I have been slowly churning out the worst part of the Puff Sleeved Cardigan for the past two days now – the bit where you’re increasing for the sleeves. The last few rows are the worst because I had nearly to 370 stitches.
I got there in the end, though. Tomorrow I have the wonderful job of putting those sleeves onto waste yarn and continuing on my merry way to the waist shaping. Once I got that done, I dug out my backup project.
This is the Colinette Mohair I picked up in Galway a few weeks ago. Aren’t the colours just great? I thought it would make a lovely spring shawl, so I’m just doing a basic triangle shape with yarn-over increases up the middle. Knit on 10mm needles, this is a really quick knit, but I don’t give it much attention.
I’ve been dipping in and out of my Jaywalker, too. I keep this only for bus knitting and turned the heel on my way out to Blackrock this evening.
There’s something about turning a heel that makes you want to show someone. There was a woman sitting beside me on the bus but she had headphones on so I hesistated. Then luckily for her I realised the next stop was mine 🙂
The new Hipknits stuff came in just this week to the shop so I had a lot of fun admiring it – an aran weight hand-dyed silk, and sock-weight hand-dyed pure cashmere. Check them out here.
I just may be tempted by the hand-dyed silk – great yardage for the price of it.
There’s some other fun news, too, but it’s going to get a post of its own!
*Shortcake biscuits with raisins in them. Don’t they look like squashed flies to you?