Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Knitting Progress

Hey guys, I finished the body of my cardigan! 

The final steps are the sleeves and body edging, both of which I'm unsure of so it will definitely be a learning curve for me.  I'm looking forward to getting going though, spurred on by the fact that it really is beginning to take on a proper cardigan appearance! 

There is also a lovely knitting shop here, just a five minute walk away from my halls. I called in the other day and picked up three balls of a lovely green double knitting yarn, and have already started another cardigan. I've just separated off the sleeves and am beginning to work my way down the body. 

I know it seems silly to have two knitting projects on at the same time, but I am actually enjoying having them at different stages. If I want a tricker project, I'll start work trying to learn how to knit the sleeves to my mustard cardigan, and if I'm im the mood for something a little less challenging, I can simply carry on with the body of the green cardigan. 

In the instructions for this project, it says to use a magic loop method for the sleeves. I know this involves the use of a circular needle, but the tutorials I've read online make this method seem no less mind boggling to me - any tips would be most welcome. 

And finally, I've joined the university Craft and Sewing Society! The first meeting is tonight for a taster session and I'm really looking forward to it. When I signed up, I was asked if I'd made the dress I was wearing (my Strawberry Anna), and asked to teach a class! I've never had the opportunity to teach others how to get to grips with the basics of garment sewing, but I would really like to have a go and give others the chance to get as much joy out of sewing that I do. 

I hope you all have a lovely crafty week, and thank you very much for reading, 

Beth x

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