Tuesday, 25 June 2013

From The Sublime To The Ridiculous ….

Denim blue babies knitted cardiganThere has been a flurry of knitting in our office of late …. we are sooooo on trend! And it would have looked rude of me not to join in …. so when one of the girls bought in a lovely pattern book I decided to tackle this gorgeous and very simple little cardigan, that you knit in one piece.  I decided to do it in a denim blue wool as I don’t done whites and pastels for babies!!  However,  as someone who likes to see her knitting grow very quickly I am finding the size 10 needles a little frustrating …… I seem to knit for ages, row upon row and then find I have only done an inch or so!!
Super Big wool and needlesSo this could be the answer to my frustrations ….. or the cause of it …. don’t be fooled by the picture above …. this wool is seriously mahooosive!
smc super big yarnI bought a pair of size 15mm needles to knit with, but I don’t think I will be able to lounge as I usually do when knitting …. I think that they will demand that I sit up straight!
I was originally thinking I would knit a huge infinity scarf/snood but I don’t particularly like the pattern on ball band and finding free patterns for this brand/type of wool on the net is proving hard …. but then again,  I am also thinking super chunky cushions for my lounge would also be a very on trend -London Lounging type option! So if anyone can point me in the direction of a free pattern or two I would be grateful …….