All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Sunday, 25 September 2011

I'm still here!

I may have been absent from the blog for a while, but I haven't been absent from knitting!

I present:

Brown Jaywalkers
Purple/merlot Jaywalkers

 I do seem to be rather addicted to the Jaywalker pattern don't I?  (I have another pair on my needles right now)

Lichen dyed Thelonious
Purple Mary-Jane Slippers
I've also had a few little credit card "accidents":

Goodies from Evoke
Yummy Noro, Zauberball, & a hand-dyed Yak blend that tells me it would like to be a shawl.  Possibly one of these.

And then Spotlight had a sale on it's cheap sock yarn (why do they call it "Noir" when it clearly isn't? Oh well).  I had this insane idea to make a cardigan out of it (I know, 4ply, 40" chest - obviously I'm mad) but which colour, & how many balls would I need?  So I did what I always do & bought by the kilo - 10 balls.  I'll probably realisticly only need about half that, but I ran out of yarn when I was a newbie knitter & developed a pathalogical fear of running out of yarn.  (I've been asked how much yarn to buy if you want to make a hat & had to bite my tongue to stop myself saying "probably about 100g of 8ply, but you'd better buy a kilo just to be safe)
And then there was the colour choice.  Do I go for the go with just about everything grey or the earthy brown?  Hmmm ....  The purple's not bad either ...