February 28, 2006

Gold Medal for Ireland

Filed under:Knitting Olympics,News!,Stash — Aileen @ 21:14

Here it is!

It wasn’t the struggle I suppose it was meant to be, but it did teach me the difference between knitting through the back loop and front loop (as evidenced in a wonky repeat on one of the fronts). I also learned (yet again) how to read a chart. I always read them backwards for no reason. It furthered my obsession with light cotton tops despite it being about -5 degrees outside.

It’s so cold that I’m determined to knit myself a decent jumper. I have that great big ball of purple wool just waiting to be cast on. I was going to knit a swatch but I’m too tired tonight: tomorrow! I’m just going to make it a regular bottom-up yoked raglan with a roll-up neck if I have enough wool. I was thinking about making eyelets along the raglan just for a bit of interest.

My sister posted me knitting mags from america! They include good ole Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, and a vogue sibling, Knit Simple. I’d to do lots of work today because I’m in rehearsals and class tomorrow, and I have to teach, so I went through them quickly at lunchtime. But I’m looking forward to giving them a good seeing to when I jump into bed. The Vogue Knitting one seems to be the most comprehensive, with articles and a variety of patterns. The other mags have some quirky patterns that I’m looking forward to mulling over :D Cheers Niamh!

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