>I sat down at the knitting machine today intending to knit the second sleeve of the fair isle sweater. I looked at the machine and thought “I can’t be bothered”, so I didn’t. If I’d forced myself to knit it I would have probably messed it up even though it’s just a plain sleeve but you know what it’s like don’t you? If you really don’t want to do something you’re bound to do it wrong aren’t you.
I will knit it on Tuesday, my next day off. Definitely.
Last week I had a go of the Weavemaster. My first attempt wasn’t very good:
In fact it was terrible but it did get better as I went along.
Once I’ve finished my sweater I’m going to weave a practise scarf so I can get better at it, then I intend to make a scarf out of this:
For the past year or so I’ve been saving my dog’s fur every time she’s been brushed and I think I’ve now got enough to make a scarf. A couple of years ago I managed to spin up enough to make these:
(Does anyone remember them?)
I knitted them on the Knitmaster 302 and was (and still am) quite proud of them. People don’t believe me when I say that they are knitted from dog hair. They don’t look quite the same now though, they are much fluffier. The more you wear them the fluffier they get. I wore them a couple of weeks ago when I walked to work and one of the lasses there said I looked as if I had werewolf hands. Well, maybe I did but at least they were warm werewolf hands!
Anyway, when I eventually get all this dog hair spun the plan is to weave myself a scarf so I’ll probably have it finished by this time next year!
Talk to you later,