Sunday, May 22, 2011

Knitting = Learning

There's always something new in knitting. It's like teaching in that respect. If you're not learning as you're doing it, you're doing something wrong.
So my new learning is a top down sweater. I've never done one before. And oh boy do I love it!
I have a pretty strange body. I'm well endowed but short waisted. Deadly combination. So being able to try something on as I go to check the fit is just awesome!
And it's also making me knit even faster, because when I try it on, I just love it and get all excited about being able to wear it soon!
(And aren't the sequins freaking adorable??)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Life Lessons in Knitting

I have several things on the go lately. And each of them has taught me a lesson.

Ambrosia is a lovely little cabled summer cardi. I'm knitting it in a beautiful sequined yarn.

LESSON: Do not eat Easter chocolate while knitting with white yarn.

Louisa is a summery cotton tunic in a lacy pattern, that I'm doing in a doubled cotton tweed.

LESSON: When you're pretty damn sure you've made a mistake in a lace pattern, don't wait 8 or 10 rounds 'just to check'.

Still working on my lovely Estonian lace scarf in that breathtaking silk.

LESSON: Do NOT, under any circumstances, watch ANY program with the dreamy British actor (and my boyfriend, although he isn't aware of that fact) Richard Armitage while knitting complicated Estonian lace that requires nupps.

(Now you understand.)