Thursday, June 02, 2005
New Knitting Skills
I bought Simply Knitting and it has in it a pattern for a bag that I quite liked. I decided that I was going to give it a go. I dutifully wrote down all the wool colours and the make. I went out to the shop and then realised that the wool labels do not name the colours but instead have codes. I was going to give up but then realised I wasn't sure when I would be able to come back in and I really want to get started. So I knew the make which is the important thing the colours I could guess. Of course I got them completely wrong but at least they all match. The one that did confuse me was that one colour was described as Jelly. What kind of colour is that? I seriously stood there for about 15 minutes trying to work out which colour seemed more jelly like. Common sense then kicked in and I picked the one that went best with the rest of the wool.
I got home and got to work straight away and learned a new skill. It's called moss knitting. It's so simple that but it just never occurred to me to try this. All you have to do is knit one purl one for the entire row and then repeat this on the next row. It's quite a nice effect. Almost bobbly like. I also wondered about knitted bags. I mean how strong can they be? This pattern recommends that you use three balls of wool at the same time to add more strength. Again it would never have occurred to me to try that. Guess I'm just not the imaginative type when it comes to knitting. With any luck I will have it finished soon and I will be able to post a picture. Also, with any luck the colours I have chosen will still look nice. I am a little worried that it is going to look too much like football colours.