|Ruby and my new wool|
I went wool shopping last Friday and discovered some amazing wools to buy, I just need to improve my knitting skills so I can use them. I decided to move from making a simple square to making a scarf which can't be that hard (?) to make and its certainly something I will wear during winter - so its something useful!
This is the wool I finally bought, it was a hard decision making up my mind!! I was planning on making a black scarf, but as you can see here, this is certainly not black - it contains all the colours of the rainbow!! Its 50% wool, 50% acrylic and made in Turkey.
Now (whilst I hate to admit it), I learnt a valuable lesson this week . . . make sure you have the right needles for the job. The wrong needles really do cause problems . . . I bought 7mm needles for this wool and this is the result. More like a heavy blanket and certainly not suitable for a scarf.
What I really needed was size 20 (mm) which is much much BIGGER as you can see below.
This is what it should look like, looser and softer.
And this is the finished products - took me an afternoon and hard knitting. It is very warm and snug and I am very pleased with the results. Even DH was impressed by the scarf and wondered if I could do one in black for him!
|It is certainly very warm!!|