Monday, April 18, 2005
Sock Wool Will Do The Job
Went to LYS to try and get wool to finish MILs jumper with no luck, but I did come out of their with some white 4ply (Janelle wants some ankle socks for sport) and my Sister-in-law came with me and bought some wool for a fair-isle jumper, which I am going to knit for her. She asked me would I knit her a jumper and as it is her birthday next month I said that I would knit it for her and that can be her present. The wool is a beautiful soft Italian wool/alpaca mix (I'm glad she's paying for it) and should be a dream to knit. Anyway getting back to the MILs wool, I went into spotlight and there on their 30% off table was some Patonyle in the exact burgundy/maroon shade I was after. Although it is a 4ply and the jumper is a 12ply, I have doubled the yarn and knitted it up to an 8ply band pattern and it has worked, so hip hip hoo bloody ray, a big sigh of relief I can get it finished and off to its owner. Don't get me wrong I love knitting for people, I get more satisfaction out of that than knitting for myself, but when things don't run smoothly with a knit I get a tad frustrated. Oh well till next time when I will post a pic of the infamous jumper.