Sunday, June 19, 2011


This was a very easy knit. The main yarn is Bendigo Luxury. The pattern is King of Confidence from I used 2 balls of Habu A-29 tobi moire, that I bought several years ago on a trip to the US, around the yoke.

The yarn is just too heavy for the pattern - for the larger size anyway. And the Habu, although quite delicate adds weight to the cardi too. It will be great for wearing out on very cold days but I won't wear it for dressing up at all - it makes me look even bigger than I am already. I would try again with a finer yarn someday maybe, if I need another mindless knit.

Now I think I am in the mood for difficult.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I just wrote a little piece on The Approach over at my Bookviews Blog. I am interested in knitter's approaches to new projects. Do you have a ritual approach or do you just dive in without much forethought?

I always read the pattern through and swatch. Usually the knitting goes smoothly but sometimes, even though I've read the pattern, it gets squirrelly on me. I like that about knitting. I like solving problems. I like less the mundane and predictable.

I also love thinking about approaches. Maybe I'll write a book.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Something small

I got tired of knitting something big.

So I knit something small.

A whole bunch of my son's friends, who I have known since they were 15 years old, are starting families so I thought I would stock up on some neutral baby knits. I'll make them into boy or girl cardigans with buttons. I really love knitting baby clothes.