And the first jumper I started making with it I absolutely disliked intensely. It was far too variegated for me. So then I wound two balls of four ply together to make an eight ply wool:
Well, I did the tension square, knitted the back, and found I had forgotten to change the needles after the band. (For you none knitters out there, you use a smaller size needle for the bands). So I undid it all again:
So you can guess what happened.
The second front did not match the first.
By now I was thoroughly fed up with trying to make something out of this wool. I also knew that my concentration was not going to improve much for knitting over the next few months. So, I decided that I would concede defeat on this project - for the time being.
YES, THAT'S RIGHT, SARAH LIZ CONCEDED DEFEAT!! and I am back to a few balls of this again:
And wondering whether Knitting really is Fun.
I have been mulling over what to knit next. I cannot get inspired by my stash of knitting wool and cotton. It is a bit late to start a winter garment, and the only colours I have in my summer cottons are , guess what, black. And navy. And I really don't want to knit either of those colours at the moment.
So, after work today, to reward myself for dealing with a problem I have been trying to avoid with the accounting system, and feeling very virtuous, AND, doing the supermarket raid, which I absolutely detest doing, I splurged on this 8 ply Acrylic/Cotton mix.
Spotlight is having a sale at the moment, so I sort of feel that this was just the right thing to do!
While Acrylic/Cotton is not my favourite mix, it does have a nice feel to it, and with the mild weather here will be lovely to wear as a casual knit in spring or autumn next year.
I thought this lovely blue (which is a bit more denim in reality, and the colour is named denim), would work nicely with all the black and navy garments I have in my wardrobe, and give them a bit of a colour lift. Which is needed - and I guess that is why I just didn't have any enthusiasm for knitting black or navy to go with them.
Well, this works with the SWAP and 6Pak concept - this cardigan, when it is made, will work with plenty:).
Now, I must remember that Knitting really is Fun, and go and find a pattern next. Something really simple, I'm going to have plenty to think about for the next few months, so knitting will have to be something to really relax and unwind with.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, wherever you are.