Yes, you guessed right, I'm finally having some success at knitting! I've worked out the rib stitch pattern and get it right more often than not now and I have about 30cm of a loopy cowl scarf thingie on the needles.
As you can see, there are a few lumps and bumps around and it is certainly not perfect, but I don't mind. Why? Because I've actually almost properly worked out how to unknit and pick up dropped stitches! Finally!! I say almost properly because I still haven't got it quite right I don't think but at least I know when I've done something wrong now and what I've done. That was the frustrating part before, not knowing how to fix up mistakes.
This is a lovely soft 100% baby alpaca wool and it smells so good. I can't wear sheep wool around my neck - my neck goes bright red and itchy - so I thought I'd give alpaca a try. Unfortunately, it didn't do to well either so this one is destined for a friend's birthday present.
I know it wasn't any good around my neck because a month or so ago I crocheted this scarf for myself with the same wool and a nice soft bamboo and milk proteins yarn (the light grey). I thought making it not entirely animal fibres might make it ok around my neck but no, red and itchy it got. Very annoying, because I liked my grey scarf. Next time I'm at spotty I'll have to get some nice soft synthetics or bamboo or something in greys and make myself one. This one is also for a friend's birthday now, there's a couple of birthdays at the moment so I might as well make the most of the season and make pretty scarves for everyone with my massive overabundance stash of yarns!
What's been happening in your creative world lately?