Monday, October 29, 2007

Tea, knitting and cake

Hey people!

We haven't seen much blog-action for a while, so here we go!
Last week saw a good deal of experimental and unconventional knitting. We had a sock being knit in pink and green Maizy yarn, made from corn fibre- vegan-tastic! We also had a pair of purple and green socks being knit(simultaneously) in special hand-dyed only-one-of-it's-kind 'Prom queen' yarn. We also saw Sirdar's town and country sock yarn being used to make a sideways-knit self-patterning waistcoat, following a pattern from the Not just socks book, which is full of funky non-sock-based things to do with sock yarn.

We also saw the finishing touches being put to a Mobius scarf with a delicate crocheted edging being added using a modified fan stitch. Continuing the scarf theme, there were also some experiments with a motif for a shadow knit scarf.

Finally(and perhaps most unconventionally of all), we saw a cupcake hat taking shape, with purple icing being added to a brown cake base, and plans for sprinkles and a cherry on top as it progresses.

Thanks people, and hope to see you next week!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sunny lunchtime knitting

What a beautiful day! The KB knitters spent a lovely lunchtime in the sun around a picnic table at SAC. We had a good range of projects - a purple snail toy, socks made with a pretty opal yarn, a bright pink feather and fan lace scarf, an intricate sweater and the never-ending black cardigan (yep, it's still in progress folks!).

One particularly interested observer (who wondered if we all had a "knitting virus" and wanted to know who started it!) suggested a novel use for the knitted snail's shell... ask us if you want to know what it is!

If you work at King's buildings, or if you just fancy popping along to join us, we meet on Mondays from 12.30-1.30 in the Glass Arcade at the Scottish Agricultural College.