it’s been a while

It’s been quite a while since I indulged in my favorite knitting activity, so I decided to rectify that today.

I worked at the computer because I had to follow the video instructions for the cast-on. It took me several attempts, and at the moment I’m not sure about my gauge so I might have to do it again. But I’ve taken a liking to this cast-on, which is supposed to produce an extremely stretchy edge, so I wouldn’t mind practising it some more.

The yarn I’m using is Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, and it is a total joy! I’m a little scared as to how it will hold up with use, though, it seems to be giving some hints of piling…

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone! :) I suggest you do something you really like, but haven’t done in a while… It’s been a thrill for me to rediscover this old love… :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

6 thoughts on “it’s been a while

  1. Great idea! I’m about to finish a large project and I might just go dust off the spinning wheel today and see if I remember how to spin. By the way, I used the cashmerino aran for a hat a while back and it held up just fine. I don’t recall any pilling. Good luck with your fun project!

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