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.
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.
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.
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!