Thursday, February 4

Knitting (very, very simple knitting)

First, here are the crocheted wristwarmers I made using Twilley's yarn from my small but select stash... I used Attic24's own wee bobble trim pattern too and finished them off with tassels at the wrists, for no particular reason except I was enjoying myself. They are fine and thick but non-clingy.
and here are my just-finished ribbed ones made from stripes of five different leftover lengths of my handspun yarns. Much closer fit, obviously, and a little bit longer. The stripes even match. Genius, eh?
Now, just in case you are interested, I am selling my hardback copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop. There are some 'new' copies on ebay for £29, if you like. Or you could have mine, with a name label stuck on the inside cover but otherwise in very good condition, for a mere £18, including postage.
Her book has lots of clever stuff in it - shapings, colour pattern knitting, shawls, rorshach sweater, surprise jacket, tomten jacket, i-cord...ach, there's masses in it. Shout if you'd like it.
We're having a Valentine's Day Woolgathering - all pink hearts and chocolate - no, well, maybe not, but lots of yarn and pattern talk, idea swapping and a little selling maybe, good chatter and always lots of laughs. Everyone's welcome - the more there are, the warmer we'll be!

5 comments:

Helen said...

I'm shouting, I'm shouting .... can you hear me from this far away? If it's not already gone I'd love it :-)

Ash said...

The book is yours, and I'm delighted it's off to a good home!

xx L

Anne said...

Oh bother - Helen beat me to it!! I like your wristwarmers! Looking forward to the Woolgathering. Do you have a stall at Woolfish at the end of the month?

Ash said...

Yup, she was extremely speedy!
Anne, when is our well-travelled friend back from Cyprus?

Karen said...

Love your colorful wristwarmers! I have the book and can highly recommend it!