Am I the roughest knitter on earth - or have other people looked at 2.5mm needles [1 1/2 for US readers] and thought ‘I have picked my teeth with bigger bits of bamboo than that!’ Actually knitting with them is a disturbing way to find out that your eyes are better than you thought they are BUT DON’T GO LOOKING AT ANYTHING MORE THAN 2 FEET AWAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING A ROW! I looked at the clock and almost had heart palpitations!
I am just making a little swatch with some of the 8 ply cotton I got from Bendigo - and the ribbing I was making on the 4mm [5 1/2] needles was a little loose for my liking, so I jumped down to the tiniest needles 2.5mm [1 1/2] I had. This creates a very dense, unseethroughable* ribbing - which makes me worry about the prospect of wearing it in summer. I am also thinking of going with briche stitch, as I hate the feeling of having tight things around my stomach and I can’t think of a non rib solution to curling stocking stitch.
I was thinking of signing up for Lacevember as I thought it might keep me a lil motivated on the tiny lacy knitting front, but the line between motivated by seeing other people’s achievements and being appalled at my lack of skill is rather narrow.
In bad financial news for the week - the handweavers and spinners’ guild is having an open day/sale tomorrow [if I understand correctly] and I am itching to go. I don’t need anything, but I am sure it will be worth a look.
*I know about the word opaque - but it doesn’t convey the urgency of avoiding the exposure of the general public to my very unglamourous corsetry. Excuse the neologism : ) .