Not That Sick

I did it. I asked my sister for a pair of knitting needles and a refresher course. Another sister claimed I must be really sick. But I wasn’t! It was starting to clear up. (And is practically gone now.) I just wanted something to do while waiting for the merino yarn to dry. So, here is my little practice knitting swatch, knit from the “Thistles” yarn.

A Lengthy Swatch

A Lengthy Swatch

I’m now keeping one eye open for any easy looking, but not too easy, knitting patterns. There’s a scarf pattern I’m thinking about doing, but I’ve got to get or spin some yarn for it first. My main trouble is that I love lace knit stuff. Anything thin and lacy and delicate. Not good for beginners. There has to be a middle-road somewhere, and I’m trying to find it.

And, while wandering about the house I decided to give cotton spinning a try. Here are the results. It spun easier than I thought it would, but until you get plenty of twist into it you’d better not pull on it at all. It snaps very easily. I’ll have to play with it some more. The cotton yarn would make great washrags.

Cotton Three-Ply

Cotton Three-Ply

One Response to Not That Sick
  1. outandin
    February 24, 2009 | 1:00 am

    Welcome to the dark side! Mwahahaha . . . . Can’t wait to see what you decide to make!

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