Monday, January 16, 2006

Swatching Away

I finished the Stitch and Bitch Nation Basic Cable hat on Saturday at Knitters Not Quitters. Byler Bear is modeling it in the back yard. He's from Pennsylvania Amish country. Doesn't he look dashing?

Cable Close up. Cables are fun.

Today I worked the Continental swatch as my sewing machine was being repaired (she's all better, thanks for asking) and started in on the English swatch. I'm starting to get the hang of this style, but it's still slow going. I took Ramona's advice on the Continental knitting--I pulled each stitch, and I was mindful of what I was doing. I also took the advice I got at Village Wools, which was to hold the working yarn wrapped around another finger.


strangelittlemama said...

Is holding the yarn around another finger helping?

Beverly said...

My knitting does seem tighter than usual. I just got back home (went to V.W. to rent a wheel & other less fun errands), so soon I'll be back to the English swatch.

Beverly said...

Yes, the extra wrapping made a difference. I guess I need more tension when knitting Continental.