Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thanks for all the nice comments about the dresses. I'm really into dress making this season, just hope the weather improves somewhat so I can actually wear them one of these days. Not that it will stop me from making more, I already have a couple of new ones planned out ...
Knitting wise this has not been the best week. As you can see above, I decided to frog what I had of the Frock Camisole so far and start again. Not sure what happened but it was getting way too large, even if I'm knitting the smallest size. So now I'm doing some math and adjusting the pattern for fewer stitches and hope it turns out ok. It's a very easy pattern, mainly stockinette stitch in the round which for me doesn't work so well. You see, I knit the Portuguese way, with the yarn around my neck, and purling is so much easier than knitting when you do it that way.
So I decided it was high time to learn Continental knitting, and I've been watching this video over and over again trying to figure it out. It looks so easy, right ? I think I more or less got the hang of it after a zillion tries, but I have to do it somewhat slowly for now, and definitely I can't knit this way without looking at the needles (yet). For those of you who knit Continental, please tell me it gets much easier with practice, I'm needing some motivation here !