>My ‘new’ ribber arrived on Friday and the only thing missing is the close knit bar. I don’t really know what it’s for – I think it’s for when you’re using fine yarns – but I’m not going to worry about it for now, all I’m concerned about is that the ribber works.
I’m glad I didn’t just buy the ribber carriage as I wouldn’t have been able to use it on the 302 ribber bed – the bottom rail isn’t the same.
Anyway, I’ve decided to work my way through the projects in this book:
At the moment I’m making the 2 x 2 rib sweater. I don’t know if I will actually wear it as my days of wearing skinny rib sweaters are over.
Here’s how far I’ve got:
The next project in the book is a dolman sweater with patterned sleeves. I’m fairly certain that I wouldn’t wear that so I had a look in a couple of the charity shops in town today to see if I could find any cheap 3ply. I managed to find a load of cream and brown for just £3.00. As I’m only making the sweater to learn the ribber I don’t think there’s much point in spending a lot of money on the yarn. The same goes for the rest of the practise sweaters I’m going to be knitting, so I’ll just keep on the look out for more charity shop bargains.
Talk to you later,