Thursday, March 22, 2007

Knitting Knews

This is the Tofutsies sock yarn. Cute socks for Colin waiting to be made. The needles were purchased for the project below. The Estonia Garden shawl is coming along. Slowly but surely. I'm anxious to try out the new needles with it. I definitely needed a pointier tip. I'd like to say I'm enjoying the lace knitting process but I'm really not. Well actually it's not the lace knitting itself that I'm not enjoying, it's the fine yarn. It's just too tedious to work with. You really have to hang on tight to the needles because the yarn isn't heavy enough to hold onto them for you like in most knitting. If that makes any sense. I think I can say with some certainty that this will be my last lace weight project. But I do love the look of it.

I met a friend of mine after my class yesterday at Juniata College. She wanted me to teach her 8 year old daughter to knit. I got her started on a ribbed scarf. K2,P2 in a chunky yarn on size 11 needles. She picked it up right away. Smart little girl. The only problem is, when she makes a mistake, she won't be able to fix it and I'm 30 miles away... and WAY too busy to be going back and forth to help her. So that sort of stinks.

So I guess now I try to get caught up with my work after being gone a few days. Lovely.


minijaxter said...

i like the lace its pretty- i have the same problem knitting lace - i drop the needles or my daughter gets a hold of it and pulls the needles out

LaurieG said...

Well, don't sell the lesson short. Tell her mother to get her a book with good pictures (or take her to the library). Then tell her to really look at her knitting. If she studies it, she can figure it out. I learned at the age of (barely) 9 from my sister who had only the one lesson herself. She soon forgot how, and I knit, frogged, and reknit the same scarf over and over for years until I saw a sweater pattern and said "I can knit, I'll make that." It was an Aran sweater, and I did knit it. Haven't looked back since!

Rose said...

Your lace is truning out beautifully. Nice job!