Isn't amazing how a new love can change how you view the world.
There were bells on the hill, but I never heard them ringing, no I never saw them at all, till there was you...
That's kinda how I feel about Knitting. It's changed my life, muchly for the better. We've been together almost a year now and I still feel that blush of love when I pick up my needles, see some new exciting yarn or when I try a new technique or pattern. *grin*
My latest knitting love is Entrelac. Although it seems complicated it's not. It's an oddly simple technique, once you get the rhythm of it that is. But then again rarely is a first kiss perfect, though most certainly sweet. (Well with the honey the first kiss was like intoxicating lightening. *wicked grin* But that's not really a story for this post...) The biggest part for someone just getting started with entrelac is that you have to be open to thinking about knitting in a different way. It's like taking a leap of faith, just as in love. You may crash and burn, but you'll more than likely surprise yourself with the bliss that is to be found.
Besides it's only yarn and you can always rip and start over. *L*
Sunday I hung out with some knitters and got a few pointers on Entrelac. The main thing being how to m1. I'd never really seen that anywhere before. Not in any pattern I'd done before so I never paid it much attention. Now I know and it's very cool. ;)
Here is the swatch I did Sunday. I washed the swatch and just spread it out wet, no pin blocking.
That's the yarn I picked up this past October when Cookie and I had our own Mini Rhinebeck. I think I may make this yarn into a purse. I have some yummy solid matching brown that would go great with it to make an entrelac bag. *GRIN* Now I'll have to look for cool fabric to line it with. Yessssssss. :D
Here's the Scarf I started Monday.
The scarf I'm doing in Entrelac is being knit with Trendsetter Yarns Tonalita in color 2349. That's the same yarn I gave Cookie during that visit to knit a mutual friend a scarf and hat set with. (totally her idea as she's the nice one, btw *L*) He was kinda picky on colors (Didn't want pink what the hell!?!) and I thought it would work for him. She did a great job. Mine is a much brighter color. Totally loving it. Although it has a bit of fuzz. It's very similar to Lang Mille Colori.
Did you notice the hat she made for me. Squeee!! Thank you, sweetie. :D
So today is the first day of spring. Pretty nifty eh. Oddly it was warmer last week than this week. So of course the cat is now shaved and it's cooler. *L* Maybe I'll knit her a sweater. I'm sure she'd love that. :P