Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sorry, it happened again. Another very bad bout, with a week in bed and another week to get back on my feet. I hope this isn't going to become a habit.

So there hasn't been much knitting, although I did manage to produce a Doctor Who scarf for a teddy bear.

I think it was just seven stitches, on an 8mm needle.

 Good fun.

If I get a photo of it being worn, you'll be the first to know.

I've also done a couple of tiny baby hats for the May Day baby. First an Aviatrix in one of Regia's sock yarns. The colour is Candy and I think it makes a lovely baby yarn. Such a cute pattern.

 Yes, I know I haven't sewn the button on yet. I'll do it soon.

And I did another Daisy Hat. According to Ravellry, this is my eighth, but there's at least one that I never got round to posting so it's probably my ninth. This is it last night, waiting to have the last petal sewn on.

And this is it today. I'm afraid the light's terrible.

Sometimes I need five petals for this hat, sometimes six. This is a five petaller.

It looks quite big for a newborn. This very pale pink, Shell, has apparently been discontinued so I had better stock up on it.

I have also been flogging round and round on the turquoise All Seasons Cotton sweater, which is a remake of my Distressed Sweater. I have split the body and started on the front decreases. In my foggy state I got the decreases wrong the first time, but I noticed and only had to rip out eight rows. Sigh.

But a complication has arisen. Yesterday I stumbled across a pattern, [BIG] Rubble (there was a wee Rubble first, for children.) I absolutely leurve this new pattern, and the tension is identical to what I get with ASC. Also when I knitted the DS, I altered the neckline and had to do it about three times: I'm not looking forward to doing that again. I almost ripped the whole thing off the needles last night, but I made myself wait 24 hours before doing anything rash. (Impulsive, moi? Non.)

Book news
Lynne Barr has a new book on the way, The Shape of Knitting, due out in April. Lots of clickable pics here. It looks like another opportunity for learning clever techniques while making lovely things.

 I want to make that hat NOW.

One of my Tweeps directed me towards this, Tilda Swinton in a knitted evening dress. It's worth clicking on, and then clicking again, to see the detail.

It's a poster for an exhiition at the Fashion Museum in Antwerp, called Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion. It was held in 2011, so there's no point in jumping on a boat / plane / train, although the Mueum looks as if it would be worth a visit any time. The catalogue is available in English, but sadly has no photographs.

And this cat has a very reasonable question.


Fiona said...

I too am very taken with [big]Rubble - and also had ASC in mind, which was originally intended for another Navigator. We definitely think along the same lines quite frequently!

Hope you're feeling a bit better. :)

Mary Lou said...

Sweet hats. And flogging around and around in stockinette seems perfect for when you are under the weather. Hope you are doing better by now.