Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Squaring the circle......
.... or should that be circling the square? I love knitting in the round. There is soemthing meditative about the round and roundness of it all. Hats are a favourite - lots of scope for originality, frivolity and using up odds and ends. This one is from the wool I dyed with onion skins last week, which has come out a lovely shade of gold. The wool was a couple of balls I got cheap ia charity shop, so should be enough for a nice hat. This time, I thought I'd knit with five needles for a change; I'm usually on four, with the three forming a triangle, and a fourth to knit with. Tthis way, I use a fifth needle to work with, working around a square, and when you finish off, the square turns into a round hat. I like knitting with a bit of magic in it :0)
Monday night is knitting night in the pub for our group the Vale Knitters. The pub has recently been taken over by a new tenant, who is still finding her feet a bit. However, she has installed two very comfy sofas, with another two to come, to make a nice "snug" area, which we are welcome to use on Monday evenings. We got complementary nuts too :0) So far, she's doing fine in my book, and might even bring her own knitting next week :)
Posted by MrsL at 08:04