This week (or past two weeks) I've been working on a couple of knitting projects.
Some time ago, I had started a scarf and abandoned it because it wasn't working out. It was too "light and fluffy" for winter. Heather suggested that I try smaller needles (4.5mm instead of 5.5mm, as suggested on the pattern). Thanks, Heather. That worked great!
Mary Maxim had a sale on Christmas items recently and I figured I'd order some stockings that I've been pining over for at least a year. Because the shipping is outrageously expensive I tacked on another item onto the order, Christmas Mittens, also to hang on the mantle, for just a little bit more.
I had to look up how to do that section properly and found a few videos on YouTube. The one I found most helpful and easiest to understand was for knitting in the round (which this isn't, so purling wasn't covered) and for righties. I'm a lefty. All in all, I think it worked out pretty good, especially on this second one. Essentially, you knit one strand/colour continental style and the other English style so they don't get all tangled. Mine still got tangled, but not that bad. It'll take lots of practice to get it right. If nothing else, I learned the difference between English and continental knitting.
After ordering these two kits, I remembered my collection of needlework kits (not started, of course) that have been languishing in my craft area for years. Perhaps after I get this knitting bug out of my system I'll attack one or two of those.
Hopefully, next week I'll be able to show off my next project kit from the Mary Maxim's Knit Club of the Month.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts. If you've done any crafting this week, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so other can enjoy your creations.