Monday, January 22, 2007


I had to get strict with myself last week as the college course that I've been talking about was starting yesterday so no other knitting or spinning was allowed whilst I finished my home work off. These are my cast-ons and cast-offs, we had to do examples of at least 6 of each. There were also some drawing exercises involving some doodles we had done in class.

We started looking at mark making on the art side of things this time, and selvedges, I only need to do 5 samples of selvedges this month, and as you can see I have already done 4, then I need to do a small still life drawing, concentrating on tone and to cut up a black and white photocopy weave the strips to make an abstract design and draw it again. To be honest the drawing side of this course is really aimed at the complete beginner and not at all taxing for me, but I knew this before I signed up for the course, this means I can challenge myself more with the knitting,and it also means that it doesn't take up too much of my time, leaving me free to spin.

I am desperate to get my wheel out from behind the sofa and start on some of the batts that I was making.

No progress on Durrow, I was being so strict with myself about finishing my homework and when there was time for other knitting I got my glove out, as you can see I'm on the little finger. Yes (Kim) this is my very first glove, the pattern is in Vogue Knitting On The Go Mittens and Gloves, I'm hopefully going to end up with a pair soon as the weather is supposed to turn a bit colder this week. There is a glove pattern in the 2001 Summer Issue(come to think of it what are gloves doing in a Summer Issue) of Interweave Knits called Serendipity Birthday Gloves, they are knitted in 50 colours of 3ply tapestry wool, and I absolutely love these gloves, and after a bit of glove practice I will either have a go at knitting a pair with 50 different colours of tapestry wool, or I will devise an alternate plan. The pattern looks like a bit of a challenge as all the fingers and thumb are calling for the Middle East Wrap Cast-on.


Fiberjoy said...

The college course sound fascinating.

Nero is three! Seriously, we found the threes to be about the most challenging of all the years - the twos were delightful in comparision. But the bumps smoothed out after several months of lots of loving firm consistency. Enjoy, the years fly all too fast.

Kath said...

That course sounds really interesting - it'd be lovely to have the time and money to be able to do that. I'm so jealous, and I've got the Terrible Twos to loov forward to! Argg! Belated Birthday Wishes to Neo!

Kath said...

Obviously we're looking forward to the terrible twos not looving!

Caroline said...

You did well to get all your home work done. It can be so easy to let things like that slide... when other enthusiasms take over!

I think learning to draw as a beginner is always fun... get the beginner's eye back in!

Marianne said...

Look at you go! Swatch city there, and I'm hoping right along with you, for getting the wheel back out and spinning, I love looking at your fibre and spun yarn.

Strumpstickan said...

Best luck with the course!

Artis-Anne said...

You lucky thing , able to go on a knitting course, wish I lived near any where that held one .Thats the downside of living in the sticks :(
Good girl nearly finished your homework and hopefully you will be able to 'play' very soon:) Thanks for comments on my blog and in answer to your ? I haven't been to Wonderwool as yet but I have heard that its great

Ms. Knitingale said...

Oh, I love the gloves, absolutely love them. I've been a coward about trying to make gloves, but you may have inspired me (in other words, it's your fault if they make me cry....= )) The class sounds great and I know you'll do really really well. Have a good time with it. (I'm only slightly jealous that your homework looks more fun than mine...)

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