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Daily Prompt: Red and Yellow and Pink and Green…

Goanna Gang – I Can Sing a Rainbow

Ok, so rainbows actually have indigo and violet in them, not purple and pink, but it’s still a rainbow. And I’ve mentioned indigo and violet now, so that’s all the colours mentioned in one form or another in a post! And I’ve done something new by embedding a track from Spotify. Take that, Zero to Hero!

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The start of a new project

Thanks to some lovely words of encouragement, I decided to take on  bigger knitting challenge: a bag! As any good knitter knows, the first step of a new piece is to knit a swatch to check the gauge, i.e. the number of stitches per inch that you get when using a certain thickness of yarn with a certain size of needle. There’s also the added complication of how you knit, as some people knit more tightly than others (as anybody who’s ever let someone “have a go” at their bit of knitting can attest), so just because the pattern says that x stitches androws makes a 4 inch square, that doesn’t mean it will for you. Hence the swatch, to work out what size needles you need to be using for that number of stitches and rows to be a 4 inch square.

As the bag itself is 12″ x 12″, not to mention the gusset and the straps, it’ll probably be a while before it’s finished, seeing as I have to fit it in around work, commuting and studying. Plus I need to fit in sleeping eating and bathing in there somewhere…

So there you have it, a new project and the latest picture for Project 365 in one post. Oh, and if you haven’t done anything new today, try listening to the wisdom of a 14 year old, because I bet that’s something most of us don’t usually do!

Progess?

Another Christmas present, this time it’s a Knit Kit take out cup cosy. It’s been a while since I’ve knitted anything, so I was relieved to discover the kit contained instructions on how to do all the required stitches and, more importantly from my perspective, how to cast-on. Unfortunately the instruction weren’t particularly clear, or at least they weren’t clear to me, so yesterday and a large part of today was spent swearing at the poor, innocent yarn before I discovered knittinghelp.com, an absolute god-send of a website with lovely, lovely videos showing all the steps. Technically I do have knitting books somewhere, but I haven’t seen them since I moved to Oxfordshire and frankly it was far too much effort to look for them.

There we have it, the second day of Project 365  and a Daily Prompt entry bundled together in a strange sort of two posts for the price of one deal. I think that deserves a cup of flavoured coffee (hazelnut, naturally).