Thursday, 18 February 2010
This and the other pictures in this post are not as clear as I would like. I hope my camera is OK as I can't really afford to do much about it. I've had it quite a while now.
It's a bit difficult to see with the cape unblocked but I cast off by putting a lacy edging around the bottom. Crochet 3 and slip stitch the next two stitches from needle. I can crochet and I like the result which will look much better blocked, but I don't crochet much and found this awkward. I think because the circular with 264 stitches was held on same side as I needed the yarn to crochet. A bit clumsy on my part. In fact, three times I moved the knitting needle suddenly and found I'd pulled it out of about a dozen stitches.
The colour is beautiful, shades of deep purple, just my colours. Ailsa has done a wonderful job on this beautiful yarn. It's a delight to work with, 50/50 merino and silk. It knits up very evenly and flows gently through the fingers.
Kate, the Knightly Knitter made a beautiful Andean bag for Ms Cindy2paw. I asked about the book and went searching. The Book Depository had this for about $15, free postage. I'm about to make myself a sandwich for lunch and will sit and enjoy this. History, geography, lovely patterns, all in beautiful Andean colours. A treat. I've not done much colour work, so may start with something easy and use up some scraps while I practise.
Lots of treats brought home from the post office box for me today. Yarn and carry bag, books, next edition of Delicious, the ABC's lovely monthly food magazine, great pictures. Also a letter from Centrelink which turned out to be just a statement of the pitiful amount the government allows me.