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Two sticks November 10, 2011

Filed under: Completed projects,Knitting,Work in Progress — crochethook @ 9:28 am
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I don’t know if it was a reaction to the epic amount of crocheting that the TARDIS blanket called for or just a desire to try something new but I haven’t been crocheting for the past month or so.  I have been knitting instead.

I learnt to knit when I was little and have made the odd scarf over the years but I was never terribly good at it.  I got the urge to have another go when I was admiring some lovely socks someone was making at my stitch and bitch group.  Knowing that there was no way I could stitch a sock without some practise, I started with this keyhole scarf in Sirdar Tweedie.

Not faultless but not a bad start

It was a better effort than I had ever managed before which I can only put down to being a bit more skilled with my hands after crocheting for a few years. Flushed with success, I got uppish and tried a simple waistcoat next.  (Sorry, no link to this one as I found it in this book.)  It was very basic with the back worked first, split at the shoulders and then continuing down the front on each side.  I had some problems keeping the rib neat so it’s not something I will swanking about it in but, overall, I was pleased with it.

Not sure about the toggle now...

So what am I doing next?  It’s a big project and possibly above my skill level.  Here is a close-up just because I love the colours.

Lovely, lovely colours

I’ll be back to post the final results when I am finished.  If this goes well I’ll be trying the socks next – hurrah!