Since last posting before Christmas and the following bushfires I have managed to do a little bit of creating. I have been knitting socks as they are an easily transported activity that doesn’t take up much room as it is one ball of wool and four needles.
I have managed to complete two pairs of socks and I have two more balls left to use.
I also, before Christmas, knitted a beanie for my sister. The wool was possum wool that I bought when we were in New Zealand.
The jumper was frogged into balls and I was going to wash them as balls until I read a bit about frogging on the internet. Apparently they suggest that you should wash the frogged wool as skeins rather than balls.
I then unwound a few balls into skeins and gave that a go.
This is how the skeins looked after being washed. I wasn’t convinced that the result was any better than leaving the wool in balls to do the wash so I only did what you see here, the rest I left in balls.
After drying the wool I then wound the balls using my new Yarn Winder. I love it.
You can see that there is still a bit of kink in the wool but it won’t be noticed in what I am using it for.
I have been knitting socks during the cricket and now the rugby. I stopped half way through in order to make some golf club covers but I then went back to the socks.The wool was a delight to knit with and I think I will use this brand another time.
My brother-in-law asked me to knit some covers for his golf clubs as he knew I was trying to use up small amounts of wool. I had no idea that you could find patterns for golf club covers but a search on Ravelrycame up with many different patterns.
I decided to make the pattern that was available on Purl So Ho.
I have completed two of the covers and am now on the third.
I am enjoying making these as the pattern is very easy.