Knitting for a change – rather a play on words. I haven’t blogged about my knitting recently, hence the title, but read on and you’ll read about other changes. My knitting of late has been baby blankets or panels or whatever else you want to call them – I’ve been using 2 strands of sock yarn – one strand of multicolour self-patterning and one strand of solid colour. I have been choosing yarns from my stash. The strand of multicolour has remained constant but I have the fun of changing the strand of the solid colour every few rows. Here are some of the results. I am partial to the purple based one on the left. But the green based one on the right is quite nice also. These panels are on the same idea as the grandaughters skirts featured in an earlier blog.
The past couple of weeks I have been taking a blue and yellow panel to my weekly Kilternan Market but I haven’t featured it for sale among my hats and scarves and socks. The hats and scarves and socks have been selling well. One particularly discerning customer spotted the blue and yellow panel which I had casually displayed behind the table. She asked to see it and asked how much I was charging for it. I kind of fumbled around and decided on a price – she decided it would be perfect as a lap rug for her elderly dad.
Blue and yellow panel (lap rug), sold at Kilternan Market. I am nearing the completion of another panel and had decided to knit something else, for a change. Well, this sale boosted my spirits, as happens when one makes a sale, and now I think I will knit yet another panel. I’ll choose the yarns from my ever shrinking stash. I think the next panel will be “brown based”. Watch this space.
One of the rugs in the house we are renting is a rug I wove quite a few years ago and was selected by my friend to put in her cottage down in the West. The rug has somehow migrated back to Dublin and is now in the hallway of this house.