altho a lot of people knit by themselves,
it doesn't have to be a lonely pastime
my favourite yarn is Japanese: Noro, cardings of wool*/silk/a mix of fibres (*there are many many different sorts of wool, a little like wine) are hand dyed and then spun into threads which change colour gently and subtly if not with each stitch then with each row or every few rows. . .
(the cardigan on the front)
(which, of course, I'm not following exactly - as I'm using a different yarn, in a different set of colourway shades) (it's also a finer yarn - which means different needles, smaller ones - which mean a different number of stitches, more per row of width and inch of length*) (and I'm not knitting the rib [variations of "knit one-pearl one" on one row and then "pearl one-knit one" on the reverse], I knitted the sleeves a little longer as I am just using stocking stitch ["one row knit, the following row pearl" - the "knit" row is the front side] as I like the way it rolls at the cast-on edge) (*see, knitting is very mathematical) (which makes it intellectually challenging**) (**not to me of course, I am good at math) (ha ha ha)
(see, the thing about loving knitting is that you have to use a yarn you totally adore, so that every stitch is a delight. . . if you knit with baby blue or sunshine yellow acrylic it's never going to make you happy, now is it?)
(I'd rather save up and buy a pricier yarn to knit one item, than purchase cheap yarn and knit yards of itchy scarf)
so - that's about it for knitting!
(unless you have any questions?)
anyone fancy a bobble hat for xmas then. . .
I have threatened my three with
something knitted for their stockings. . .
and for myself?
something from this book perhaps. . .