Monday, July 28, 2008

love at first knit

clapotis day 3
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
I <3 Noro. I <3 clapotis.

In fact, perhaps in future, I'll only ever knit clapotises in Noro ;-)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Clapotis day 2

Clapotis day 2
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
OK. I see now why everyone loves Noro !

This is silk garden lite and I have to decide whether I'm going to need another skein to complete this clapotis. I've tried applying the 'rule of 5' but still feel unsure.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by LindyB28
considering how much fun the actual circle part of this was to knit, the arms have taken me a disproportionate amount of time to complete. I'm blaming it partly on the fact I've actually got some work done in the past week or two, partly on attempting to be sociable while having visitors to stay and partly to being under the weather and not feeling more in the mood for a nap than a knit.
But I do love it. The yarn is so soft (Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and Rowan Aran) that the whole cardi seems almost shiny with cuddliness.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pinwheel sleeve number one

Pinwheel and big wool
Originally uploaded by LindyB28
Picking up the stitches to knit the sleeve was remarkably easy. I have cheated a bit though because the instructions for the icord cast off unravelled my brain. if I'm feeling brave when the sleeves are done, I *may* unpick the existing cast off and have a go at the icord.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

bloggety blog

A friend of mine set up a blog yesterday. You can find it at mirror of fools

She's planning a serious nerdy blog. So when she asked about putting me on her blogroll, I pointed out that this is a very dull knitting blog which isn't going to add any intellectual interest to her readers ;-)

On the knitting front, pinwheel is coming along nicely but I didn't get a chance to knit for over 24 hours yesterday because of a trip to Leeds for the Medieval Congress. I gave my paper, my powerpoint worked properly and got to speak to some of the historians from Cambridge. Quite why we only ever have chance to chat when we're in Leeds is one of those perennial questions, probably doomed never to be answered.

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Originally uploaded by LindyB28
Yesterday I started a Pinwheel sweater in aran. It's a chance to try out my new Knit Picks Harmony needles. I'm using 3x5mm circular needles for this ; I don't own any DPNs but happen to have three 5mm circs so it made sense to use all three. I love the pattern so far; it's like instant gratification because it looks pretty so quickly!!