Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Rowan Shawl Finished! (+new hair)

Finished! Totally worth the effort. I've just ordered some big old toggles to fasten it (although I do like the kilt pins).

Its just typical that I finished knitting something from a collection called 'Tundra' in late May when it has been really warm and sunny. (As a side note - new hair cut, lovin it).

Friday, 22 May 2009

Knitting News Update

20 odd rows done.

37 rows done.

Jumper for Chris 3/4 finished.

Not satisfied with the final push to finish the year at Uni I have started the second piece of the Rowan shawl I started a couple of months ago AND have pulled back and have nearly finished reknitting a jumper for my boyfriend.

I tried in vain to find some long 10mm needles to knit the shawl - it required 132 stitches to be on the needle at once which was very cramped but just about do-able.
Why don't they make longer needles when on the thicker needles the stitches are going to be so much wider? Maybe I'll email some manufacturers.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Yarn Bombing at the Craft Centre

I have just submitted some knitted strips for the Yarn Forward exhibition at the Manchester Craft Centre, run by ArtYarn. By coincidence ArtYarn run the knitting group I went to this week at the Kings Arms in Salford - which I really enjoyed.

Here are some links:

Yarn bombing at the Craft Centre

ArtYarn's blog