I bought 600g of Marriners Twister DK not really knowing what I was going to make with it. I knitted up a tension swatch on the Silver Reed SK280 at T9.
I thought about maybe knitting a jumper with a shawl collar to keep me warm in the Winter but changed my mind. Then I remembered I have a Knit Radar pattern that I’ve never used, I’m not even sure where I got it from. It must have been bundled with magazines or pattern books from one of the many Ebay purchases I have made over the years.
Now don’t laugh at it, I know the drawings are way out of proportion! What’s with those tiny heads? Anyway, I am knitting item no.3 only I’m putting a zip in rather than buttons. I probably didn’t buy enough wool to make the pockets as there is very little left and I have yet to knit the collar. I may not knit a collar, I may just do a neckband. I found a zip in my sewing box that is the exact length and it’s navy blue so it will be OK. I have no idea why I originally bought this zip, it was probably for some abandonned project years ago.
I knitted the back, both fronts and one sleeve yesterday and today I have knitted the second sleeve. I won’t be doing any more today as I did that thing that us machine knitters do from time to time. You know, that thing where you rake your finger over a needle hook and gouge a chunk of skin out of your finger end and there’s blood and pain. Oh how I laughed. I was just finisheng casting off the sleeve.
After I’d put a plaster on my finger I decided to take that as signal to call it a day. I will post another update when there’s more to show you.
Talk to you later,