I received some money for my birthday so today I went into town and bought some wool, something I haven’t done for ages. I should say I bought some yarn as it’s not actually made of wool, it’s acrylic. I think I’ll stick to buying acrylic in future, it’s cheap and it’s hard wearing. Also there’s less chance of me ruining my jumpers in the washing machine. My machine has a setting for woollens but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve accidently washed my woollens on the wrong cycle and shrunk and felted my jumpers. Anyway, acrylic’s cheaper and you know what a cheapskate I am.
I bought six 100g balls of DK from Boyes, three white and three black, it came to just over a tenner. I intend making a jumper in my football team’s colours – Darlington play in black and white hoops.
I think I’ll make it a bit longer than I normally make my jumpers and I’ll put a collar on it rather than just the usual crew neck. I hope I’ve bought enough wool but if not I’ll just go back and buy some more. It shouldn’t matter about matching dye lots. I’ve already knitted a tension swatch so tomorrow I’ll create a pattern using Knitware and get started on it.
I bought another six 100g balls, three grey and three blue, this time from Poundworld – those were the only colours they had. The balls were only a quid each so I’m not expecting great things from it. I think it’s DK, though there’s no indication on the ball band as to what it actually is, only that it’s 100% acrylic.
I haven’t decided what I’m doing with this yet, whether to do hoops like the black and white one or to use a punchcard and do a pattern. I’ll have to have a think about it. If I haven’t bought enough of this I probably won’t be able to get any more so I’ll just have to hope I don’t run out.
Talk to you later,