Tuesday, May 10, 2011
buying retail ... oh!
Like this cute Knitting pattern Book from the 1950s, and the tortoise shell knitting needles, but I did need some wool, and although there are lots of bits of wool at the oppies, I needed something special, as a dear friend has requested this bolero. Original pattern was in Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy, an angora, but my friend wanted something less 'fluffy', and Patons have not sold Fuzzy Wuzzy for decades!
So off to a real wool shop, to find some nice 4 ply wool,.. it is not black, it is a very dark steel grey, quite lovely, 100% wool and very soft. I have been putting off starting this for 3 or 4 weeks now, so after lunch I went out, bought the wool, and sat in the sunshine (it is very cold in Melbourne today, but the sun thru my window is perfect). I managed 20 rows in an hour, so I am pretty pleased with myself. Knitting in 4 ply is slower than I remembered.
I thought if I don't photograph this and put it on my blog I will never finish it, but if I 'blog' it I will be shamed into showing my 'progress' .. so here's DAY 1
I had to stop to start preparing our evening meal, and check my eBay sales, but I will definitely do more after dinner.