Saturday, 25 August 2007

When good knitters do naughty things

I was bad today!

No, I didn't spend too much in Tapestry Craft, in fact I didn't even hit the $70 mark! They didn't have the Ball Winders in yet and I was soooooo good and put back the Noro Silk Garden that I was pawing with the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole in mind. Even though I've ordered the yarn for the Clapotis, I've become obsessed with the idea of Entrelac, so much so I sat down last night with a tutorial to teach myself how to do it, but then Hubby came home a bit bleary-eyed and wanted to watch the Henry Rollins Show.

So where does the badness come in?

Um, I was in Borders today and copied the Chevron Scarf pattern out of the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I love the look of this Chevron because of the waves it creates, rather that zigzags....but I REALLY didn't want to fork out the $53 the thieving bastards wanted for it! I do intend to buy the book one day, I do, I really do, there's a very cute lil elephant pattern and some super cute lil people beanies.

Silly thing is I didn't really need to look at the pattern, because I'd worked out how to do it a couple of nights ago when I was trying to get my head around how it might be done....feather and fan without the yarn overs....just KFB's, although, I might try make 1's with a twisted stitch to avoid the ridge that the KFB's form.

The yarn pictured is what I want to use for the Chevron Scarf, another skien of sock yarn that won't be made into socks :p's back to the Entrelac, me thinks....till I get bored with concentrating and cast on the Chevron.

1 comment:

missfee said...

the ball winders are in now - and are fab