Ok I'm cross with blogger today because it's not uploading any photos for me, I wasn't asking much, I just have a picture of the sample I knitted up for my niece's scarf, that's all!
Why won't it work! Oh and the other thing, while I'm about it, moaning my woes, is its not behaving itself by putting some spacing between paragraphs when I ask it to. Another thing on my to do list is to actually become more competant with the technology, if I could get to grips with html maybe I could fix it! So as you can see now I did go and have a look at the html, and its not rocket science.
Came back and uploaded the photo! I'm going to knit the scarf lengthways using a variety of yarns and I'm planning to change colours every row, leaving a ready made fringe as it progresses.
Tonight I'm off to my friend Astrids, she lives around the corner, she is the only continental knitter I know. By this I mean someone who holds the yarn in the left hand as opposed to the english method of throwing the yarn around the needle using the right hand. Now there are no rules as far as I can see, however you are comfortable knitting, if it works for you and you are happy, just enjoy it. I am a competant knitter, but I would like to be able to do a bit of the continental, infact I'd like to be comfortable enough to knit a whole project using this method.
I know to some I may seem a little barmy but knitting to me is about techniques and ideas, and pushing the boundries. I love complicated cables, infact I found this today and I'm seriosly considering it for my next project, I've even found a suitable possible substitute yarn on e-bay aswell. The other reason is that through Knit Jam I also teach new knitters and it is good to be familiar with as many cast-ons and techniques and methods as I can muster. Obviously it goes without saying that maybe I'm a little bit obsessed too!