Monday, 8 May 2006
Pattern: Picovoli by Grumperina
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay colour 12012, from Webs
Needles: Addi circulars 3.5 mm, 40 cm and 60 cm from The Knitting and Crochet Guild
Modifications: an inch added to the bottom, for decent coverage. You can see where I joined the yarn for the extra inch really well in the picture above. I've never knit with cotton before and as I couldn't splice the ends I just knit with the two together for a little way, but the meetings are really visible, particularly since I've darned in the ends. If anyone has suggestions for good ways to join cotton yarn, please comment! Other than that, I've no complaints at all. I loved knitting this, and am looking forward to my next one. I'm thinking of adding a placket, and maybe a little collar. Please pass the grey fluffy yarn.
I wanted to take a picture a bit like Anna's, to demonstrate the similarity between the colour of the yarn and the label on the Ribena bottle, and show off my excellent drinking skills, but my camera took this picture just as I was sitting down and promptly passed out, so an action shot it is. You get a good glimpse of the top of my head anyway, and a vague idea of what I'm talking about.
It's probably time I learned to use the timer on my camera properly.