|just getting started|
|Just a glimpse of the corner|
|Not a good photo, but as you can see its almost finished|
Then the knitting took over, and it seems I have finished my 2ply lace mitts just in time......Yes, winter seems to have arrived and they are very handy. I never did get to grips with the way the pattern told you to cast off, but I could see it would work if you were working on an even rib pattern ie. Knit 1 purl1, or knit 2 purl 2 but my last rows had a mix and I couldn't get to grips with it!
|great to wear even indoors|
I have also unpicked the kiddies socks that I showed in the last post, I just thought they were too small. Firstly I thought I just needed to make the foot longer, but that didn't look right either, so it was back to the beginning......... I unpicked both of them and have re-knitted them having increased the cast on stitiches from 40 to 48. Its amazing what a difference 8 stitches makes.....just have to hope now that they are not too big and she will have to wait to grow into them.
|They now look quite big.|
Lastly, I saw my friend wearing a nice 'cardie' that I thought would be great for me, so off I went to Pinterest looking for patterns and this is the one I chose to use. Its knitted in chunky yarn, so grows very quickly, but I think the pattern is a bit small for me, so once again I am back to the drawing board. I hope one of my daughters would like this one, and I am about to start adding extra stitches to the next one and hope that one fits me better.
Keep warm and toastie x x