Monday, 16 July 2012

New on the needles


I found some lovely aqua 2 ply at the scrapstore which for £3 I had to buy. The colour really made me think of the seaside, so I thought that a summer sweater in Shetland shell lace pattern would be super. I managed to cast on over the weekend, and done 10cm of rib (which seemed to take FOREVER) when I realised I had miscalculated my tension AND counted the wrong amount of stitches in the pattern repeat. So I had to start again. Today I've double double checked the math and cast on again. And ribbed one row. Sigh.
Andrea James

Andrea is a compulsive crafter, bibliophile, and knitwear designer from small town UK. She loves ridiculous sweaters and vintage knitting patterns. She currently lives with her teenage daughter, three cats and an elderly guinea pig, and is usually found squashed into a corner of the sofa surrounded by yarn and books.