The musings of an obsessive knitter and stash collector

Friday, September 02, 2005

Finished and almost finished objects

Another day off work has enabled me to really make some progress - the second Christmas shawl is finished - including the fringe, this time I started adding the fringe once I was about 2/3rds of the way through the kniting so I didn't run out of fringe this time. With great nobility I have even cast on the third Christmas shawl straight away - the fourth shawl is mine, to replace the one I gave away so I probably won't do that one immediately after the blue one - 5 of them in a row would I think leave me gibbering under a table somewhere.

The pink fun tape bag is finished - I changed the handle pattern and it seems to have worked well and will now sit in the bottom of my back pack for the days on which I wind up with too much shopping- although it may wind up as another stash store instead.

A lovely surprise in the post today - I bought soem New Zealand yarn on Ebay the other week, four 100g skeins, the lady I bought it from found another ball in her stash and sent it to me out of the blue - I know it wouldn't have been much use to her, but it was a nice gesture.

Finally, the sock, is complete except for grafting the toe, for the life of me I can't make sense of the instructions I have for that, I've tried twice and failed and am now looking for either a diagram or an alternative explanation or method so I can finish and start number 2 before second sock syndrome sets in. I'm not normally this dim but it looked truly dreadful when I tried to do what I thought I was supposed to be doing. Can anyone point me to any help?


Blogger Daisy said...

I think there's grafting videos and stuff on (try under basic techniques?) I've found the videos on here really helpful!

9:25 am GMT  
Blogger rachel said...

Thanks ever so much - I'm going to look at some of the other videos as well as I'm pretty much self taught and really only cope with simple straightforward things.

9:18 pm GMT  

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