>Today I knitted the front of the fair isle sweater that keeps going wrong. I am pleased to announce that it went right first time. It never dropped a single stitch – can you believe it? I think the answer must be to wax the yarn. I usually use hand knitting yarns on the knitting machine so obviously I really do need to wax them so they’ll knit smoothly. I never took a photo of the knitting as it looks exactly the same as the back so I didn’t think there was much point. I’m doing the sleeves plain so I’ll have to make a tension swatch to find out which scale to use on the Knit Radar.
I’ve also been using the dreaded Hague Linker today. I say dreaded because I don’t seem to have much luck with it. I must admit though, since I bought the instructional DVD I’ve found it a lot easier to use. I decided to do the seams of the short sleeved sweater that’s been waiting to be finished for ages. Here’s what happened:
So I don’t hate the Hague Linker anymore, in fact we’re getting along fine – at the moment.
I just need to join the edges of the neckband and sew in the loose ends and the sweater will be finished.
Remember last night I said I was going to sort through all my wool and list it all so I’d know exactly what I’ve got? Well I did it but it took all night. I didn’t realise just how much I had:
And that doesn’t include the aran and the cones of yarn – alright there’s only about half a dozen cones but it all adds up doesn’t it? I really must start using it up. The trouble is that I get on ebay and start looking and before I know it there’s a load more on my watchlist and I end up bidding on it and before you know it I’ve got a load more – you know how it is.
I have seen photos on the internet of other people’s yarn stashes and I have to say that mine is nothing compared to some that I’ve seen – where do they keep it all?
Talk to you later,