Hi everyone! Long time no chat! Apologies for not having submitted anything for a long time...I visit all the time and it's great to see everyone busy as ever! Well, there has been STEAM coming off my D.P's lately...I found a really cute pattern for wristwarmers ( 'fetching' at 'knitty'), and have been powering through several pairs, some of which will be winging their way to New Jersey for a girlfriends birthday next week! I would highly recommend them as a quick, last minute gift...and the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran is knitted on a needle-size down...they have a beautiful feel and are a pleasure to make! Of course there are also socks on the go; MORE Koigu in stunning purples/burnt oranges! STILL haven't found a sweater pattern I like yet...I would like something quite fitted with a retro feel and v-neck...yep! I'm not asking for much, am I?!!! So, if anyone has an idea...Take care, everyone! Ivan
Hello out there!! Finally got the dpns I needed for my delicious Koigu yarn courtesy of the new I Knit London shop, where I had the pleasure of meeting Craig and Gerard, two lovely chaps! Looking forward to seeing them again soon! My socks are taking shape, although I must admit I'm freaking a bit at what's taking shape!! I didn't realise the increase in needle and yarn size would produce SO much of an increase in sock size!! I'm so used to the 'slim' results from the fingering weight, but I suppose that's the adventure!! Anyway, photos of a new pair soon hopefully!! Ciao for now! Ivan
Well hopefully you guys might be reading this, my third attempt to get something on here!!! My computer hasn't been behaving! Just to say a HUGE thankyou for such a warm response to just titles so far!! I'm VERY excited to have found this place to share my knitting-related thoughts, joys and frustrations!! My mother taught me basic stitches when I was just into my teens, and I managed to put together a few scarves and a VERY basic sweater made from rectangles of garter stitch...I seem to remember it looking quite cool under dungarees (EEK!!!). A girlfriend of mine started to knit a couple of years ago, and I picked up some needles one evening with her and haven't stopped since!!