Wednesday, 16 February 2011

New project going slow!

As I said in my last post I quite fancy starting to knit again. Actually it was being sick that prompted it, I would have liked something to do that was useful but didn't require too much effort, that also didn't involve trawling the internet looking at things I couldn't afford to buy!

So yesterday I started!! First up I chose my wool, there is always limited colour choice in 4 ply locally, unless you shop around, but I did find this which I love, especially good for red heads! It matches my footstool nice too ha ha!


This is what I'm attempting to knit



I haven't knit for about 15 years, in fact I remember the last thing I knit which was a wooly winter hat for a tour in Switzerland with my band, we've been disbanded for about 12 years, so yep I reckon a good 15 years. I couldn't for the life of me remember how to cast on, so I dug out a handy book I have. I used to have lots of these but sold some, however I'm glad I didn't sell them all!



It takes a bad picture because at some point someone has covered it in plastic so it would last longer I guess. But I do love the inscription to someone inside.


Once I read the instructions for casting on and I started, I knew exactly what to do, it came back to me immediately, I guess you never forget eh? Here are the instructions which I found rather complicated to read but if you did as it said, it worked, that's how I got to remember immediately what to do!




I knitted for a couple of hours last night and this is as far as I've got, glad I chose a summer sweater this could take some time he he!


12 comments:

Judy C said...

Cute sweater. I hope it works out for you. I tried to learn to knit and crochet from my mom but for some reason she did it backwards and upside down and I never could figure it out. But now I want a laprobe. So..........

Vintage Vixen said...

That colour is glorious! I'm not a knitwear fan but that top is fabulous, sexy and figure enhancing. Can't wait to see the finished article. xxx

Tasha said...

Yay for you! Ribbing always takes forever. I think knitting does always come back to you. My mom didn't knit for over 20 years and once she got back to it, she's been knitting up a storm ever since.

Ivy Black said...

Oooh I love that colour. Hurrah for you...can't wait to see it.xxx

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I really need to learn to knit! My grandma taught me but I think I tend to start with really complicated projects, which confuses me. I love the color and pattern that you picked. That top is so timeless and elegant. I can't wait to see it when it's finished!

Sara Green said...

Beautiful! I'm in the process of knitting a cardigan. But it's using Aran weight wool. It took me 3 months to make a 4 ply sleeveless sweater once. But it was sooo worth it.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oooo the top will be lovely!

As a kid, a friend taught me simple chain knitting, but that's as far as I ever got!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thanks all I got another couple of inches done last night I think it's going to take me some time!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Lovely colour - not one that I ever wear but that I should as I'm red too!
Good luck with the project, I am a crappy knitter but have my sister to knit my patterns for me. She actually loves doing it and finds it really relaxing so its a win win situation! ;)

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

Love the color. You are so courageous ! :)

Sarsaparilla said...

What a sexy little sweater you are knitting! I'm inspired...

delia hornbook said...

ooohhhh well done you, I love the colour and your soooo right Green is a gorgeous colour for us red heads ;-)) I love the frill on it, happy knitting ;-)) dee x

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