Sunday, 25 September 2011
Another long break without writing. I have been doing some knitting, mainly on the new blanket, #143. This one is double knitting weight on size 4 mm needles. I enjoy knitting it. The light colours cheer me up. The yarns are good, too, several cottons and two mohair.
I unravelled a mohair cardigan for this. It was quite simple, in a broken rib pattern, very easy to unpick despite mohair's tendency to stick. Compared with the white mohair that I also use it seems thin.
I was going to unpick a second sweater, this crochet top by Chillipeppar. I started by unpicking the edging, but I changed my mind when I saw the yarn. It is very thin cotton, several unspun threads. I decided it would add nothing to the blanket, so it went to the dump. Now that I have got so much yarn in the wool store, I have less patience unpicking garments. It's not that I don't enjoy it, but it seems to take so much time when I could be knitting.