Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Knit, Knit, Purl...



Yesterday I finished my second ever pair of knitted socks and I am so pleased! I used Hazel Knits Lively dk in Aquarius (100% wool, no it's not! I think it is 805 wool and 20% nylon, sorry about that!)) and I am loving the color. The pattern in the sock didn't quite come out as I had hoped, but oh well... I'm quite liking the knitting-socks-routine so I just might make some more...

Now that I have finished this project, I thought it would be a good time to learn a different method of knitting. When I started out knitting about a year ago, I remember being asked what kind of knitter I was? I never realized there were very different ways of knitting! Apparently I am an English knitter, or a 'thrower' as they say. I keep the yarn in my right hand and 'throw' it in a loop across the needles. This doesn't seem to be the fastest way of knitting so I have now purchased another class on Craftsy to learn the art of...



...also called 'picking'. With this method you hold the yarn wrapped around your left hand and you 'pick' at the stitches. I can only compare it to learning to write with your 'wrong' hand, so difficult! But, I will give it a serious try. It will be so much easier to knit with two hands (so in both styles) when you work with different colors, plus a little extra speed wouldn't be bad either...

In other news, I cut my hair again last weekend: it was time! Yes, I am still cutting (and coloring) my own hair. When the inspiration hits it just has to go you know! <wink>

Here you can see the back and sides...
PS We are having Spring-like temperatures over here! Check out my Instagram page...

5 comments:

  1. Super haircut! I tried to cut my own bangs and now iam a walking disaster :)
    Greetings from winter Greece dear!
    😍

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  2. I am dead impressed with your hair cutting skills.

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  3. Prachtige sokken, werkelijk plaatjes!! Wat een mooi patroon! Wel spannend om ze van 100% wol te breien, hopelijk slijten ze dan niet te snel. Groetjes!!

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  4. Ik wist ook niet dat er verschillende methodes zijn om te breien ! OK, weeral iets bijgeleerd, ik ben dus ook een "gooier" :-)...
    Je sokken zijn geweldig in de Dr. Martens !!

    Ps jij durft - zelf je haren knippen !! Respect !

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