Now that the cold weather has pretty much settled in for the season, and it’s not even officially winter yet, I’ve got my knitting needles well and truly out.
I decided after I finished my last cardigan that I wouldn’t bother knitting a jumper or cardigan again as the last jumper and cardigan I knitted took 13 years all up to finish both of them. Like many projects I do, knitting or otherwise, I start all excited about what I’m doing and very quickly get bored. Therefore I decided that I will only knit things that take a relatively short amount of time.
Last year I had a beanie knitting frenzy and I’ve since knitted a beanie for my son and for a friend’s birthday. I’ve run out of people to knit beanie’s for so I’ve started knitting scarves for myself.
I’ve already got warm woolly scarves so don’t need to knit any more of those so I thought I’d turn my knitting needles to more fancy, dressy type ones that will still keep my neck somewhat warm in winter.
Not having a pattern hasn’t really deterred me. I thought I’d start by finding something I want to knit up. I popped into Lincraft the other day and had a look around. Lincraft are pretty organised compared to say Spotlight with their layout of knitting materials and suggestions for what you can knit.
An aside, after reading about Spotlight offering new workers two cents an hour extra in return for them losing their penalty rates and overtime rates I’m inclined not to shop there right now. And their shops are quite messy. I guess if they’re offering their workers shit conditions they’re not inclined to keep things tidy anyway.
Back to Lincraft. They had a scarf knitted up with ‘Mega’. Using size 11mm needles, cast 20 stitches on and knit up one ball of Mega in garter stitch. Their scarf had fringing on the ends also so leave some aside to do this.
I haven’t started this yet but figure it will be a very quick one once I do.
I also bought some acrylic (thought it was cotton – it looks like cotton) as I liked it and am using 6mm needles and about 33 stitches and knitting up in a rib (1 stitch purl, 1 stitch knit).
It’s not looking too bad and should turn out okay I think.
Once I finish these I have some more friends’ birthdays coming up so they might be getting a scarf each.