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Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Tubes

I've continued to practise going round and round. This time with the grey silky wool which I bought at the Handknitters' Guild sale and spun up the next day.Just now I'd like to rename the silky wool and slinky wool--it's so slippery and I'm using metal needles. I don't normally fuss much about the needles that I use, but if you look carefully at the wristwarmer that I've finished, you might notice that there's about an inch of rib on the far right. To knit the rib I have to change the orientation of the working needle after every stitch. With slippery wool on metal needles, that feels like the proverbial can of worms. Oh well . . . overall I was pleased with how the knitting went ahead and I hope to have another completed project to check off my list soon.

6 comments:

Dee said...

It looks like they turned out well despite the needle gynastics

Textile Tragic said...

Yep, and #2 was easier than #1--maybe it's time to try a sock!

Knitspingirl said...

Mmmm ... socks - you know you want to!

(Love from the sock-addict)

Textile Tragic said...

Love to the sock addict, I'm gonna give it a go!

rebecca77 said...

That yarn/fibre looks lovely! I don't remember seeing silky wool but these was some random fibre Carmel gave me a few years ago that I think was called silky wool - I thought it was a synthetic though... would like to give it a try some time.

Maybe gloves/mitts would be in order for lecture knitting next week... food for thought - thank. :)

Textile Tragic said...

The other name is "Optim" it's a CSIRO clever development. As for lecture knitting, I guess I'd be keeping it pretty simple, though I guess that depends on the lecturer:)