Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Toy

While still feeling confident after conquering my first pair of socks, I have decided to start on a project that I have been wanting to make pretty much since I first started knitting. I'm certainly not the only one, Ravelry has 9753 project listings for the Clapotis (from Knitty). This scarf/shawl has lots of stitches that I have never used, increases and dropped stitches. It is also started at a corner instead of an edge. I think it will be just the right challenge. Between knittinghelp.com and my mom I'm sure I can figure out the stitches, I just hope it's as easy as everyone says it is once you get started. Which brings me to what I did today! I got to break out my new yarn winder that my mom got me for Christmas. This is the same little winder that is used at the yarn shop where I have sock guild and is lots of fun. There is something very satisfying about taking a twisted skein of yarn and turning it into a nice neat ball ready to be knit.

2 comments:

Journeying Five said...

is the yarn in the picture what you will be using to make your scarf? it is gorgeous! my daughter loves the quilt on your blog home page...she thinks i should make a quilt like that! i agree with her, it is beautiful!

mau said...

WOW...amazing, it didn't burn your fingers holding the thread while you spin it? That is so cool and the thread is very pretty.