Friday, April 22, 2011

Moths

Terrific. I have moths. Isn't that just fantastic.

I had to go and buy a vacuum cleaner, I thought I wouldn't need one again because I've got rid of all but one rug in favour of hard floors.

I wonder where they are making their home, the little buggers. In what corner of my enormous yarn stash. Fantastic. So that's what I'm doing for the next several months. Obsessively cleaning and waging war on moths.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunshine Sweater

Right then, here's what I'm making. I'm calling it the Sunshine Sweater because its real name is just a long string of numbers. Number 486-T7-517, to be precise. It is from the Phildar Women's spring/summer collection of 2008 and that's how long the yarn has been in my stash. I think I mentioned that I wanted a non-wool yarn to knit with, and this is ideal. Phildar Sillages is 100% acrylic, a very light, loosely-woven acrylic tape, soft as a cloud. Here is the model shot of the Sunshine Sweater, from the Phildar catalogue.
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I am a bit unsure about sizing, having been bitten by Phildar patterns before, so I will play it carefully and keep measuring and in the meantime I'm following the pattern instructions for the largest size I can make out of the 11 balls of yarn that I have.


Here's where I'm up to, making nice quick progress on 6mm needles.


Friday, April 01, 2011

I feel like knitting something.

Hello everyone! I have been away from my knitting for a while. I have been thoroughly cleaning my house, entertaining guests, learning new skills and taking up new hobbies, and it has all kept me very busy. My new interests include exercise (gasp!! both metaphorically and IRL) and this gives me hope that I'll eventually be a nicer shape and able to model handknits more attractively. So that is perhaps why I feel motivated to knit a nice jumper of some description. I shall go and look in my patterns and stash right now. I've just realised it will have to be nearly or completely free from wool, as my poor skin is very sensitive just at the moment and I don't want to aggravate it further until it has recovered a bit. I shall be back shortly with news.