September 27 2010 – Roseanne
(Just a little intro from Lisa!... )
Roseanne is dropping in to let us know what she has been knitting lately!
I've wanted to knit Paper Dolls by Kate Davies for forever! A couple of weeks ago I bit the bullet, bought the pattern on Ravelry
, and rescued some beautiful purple Naturespun Fingering from my stash (an awesome yarn which is so cheap but such good quality, and which you can buy here
). I had enough of the purple, and found a random ball of green which matched it well. I still have to choose the colour for the dolls themselves, but there's plenty of choice left on the shelf in the shop, and there's a lot of knitting to be done before I get to make that decision!
This was my first time doing the i-cord cast on and, while it looks well, by golly it took ages.
This was also my first time doing corrugated rib. It took a while to settle into a rhythm with throwing yarns about so wildly with each stitch. I ended up throwing both yarns with my right hand - the purple knit held by my middle finger and the green purl with my index. It worked pretty well, but I was also pretty glad when it was over and I could zoom on with the stockinette!