Sunday, January 23, 2011
Tetsubou, by Kirsten Johnstone, when I was researching for a pattern good enough for Swan´s Island Fingering. It calls for 30g and it is suggested to work the light fingering weight on a 4.5 mm needles. It made me curious how the fabric would turn out - I do not like a hat to be too loosely knit. However, the fabric became both dense and soft and the bonnet can be whipped out in a very short time.The nape is sort of cinched so a pony tail can slip out for a swing.
Two weeks ago I attended a workshop at the local library. Read: Lots of knitting books to borrow, coffee, cookies, candy, and 30 knitters in good form. The teacher was Annette Danielsen, a designer and author of several knitting books. She is not only a creative designer, her models are usable and the patterns all workable. She is local and a very nice person.
She has worked for ten years at Isager´s. One day, years ago, I went into the shop quite early to buy pattern and yarn for a toddler´s cardigan. First we had to talk a lot about children, how to love and bring them up. We were standing at each side of the counter when a small spider lowered itself in between us. Anette did not stop talking, she pinched the thread above the spider, grabbed a pair of scissors, cut the thread, and with the spider swinging she opened the door and let it out.
Yarn : Lucca Fino, 4 mm needle.
As for the Swan fiber, I use it for a chemise, worked top down so I am sure not to waste any of it. I am back on 2½mm for this.