Wednesday, 4 February 2009

I hate black

At least, I hate knitting using black yarn! The photo shows up the stitches a lot more than they do in real life.
Why am I doing it? Because it is what J has wanted for a very long time. To make matters worse, he wants me to do the jumper a size bigger so he can grow into it. This means I am knitting a jumper for my son, that would fit me! Where has all that time gone, only seems five minutes when he was a baby?
This jumper is the same pattern as the one I have just completed for D, a perfect pattern for black. The yarn is the same too, apart from the colour, so is lovely and soft.
I also bought a couple of balls of wool for my blanket blocks, so I can continue with those, as long as I stop finding other things to do.
Talking of which, yesterday when I was looking for yarn to do my embroidery, I came across this long stitch kit, and I just had to start it last night.
It is a Derwentwater Designs kit called Mackintosh Solo. I love the style and delicate colours used.
The good thing is, it shouldn't take too long to stitch and that's one thing less in my stash waiting to be stitched.

10 comments:

MargB said...

This will be nice. I love Macintosh designs - our library has a book on the family

hokgardner said...

My mother once attempted to knit a sweater from black mohair. The dye from the yarn turned the needles black, which made it even more difficult to see what she was doing. She couldn't find dropped stitches or figure out where she had accidentally picked up stitches. She gave it up half way through and didn't knit again for 10 years or so.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, yes, black sweaters. Black's a tough color to knit that much of, but it's hard to say no when our loved ones ask for handknits! Good luck :)

Rudee said...

Black is the worst. At least the yarn seems of a good ply to work with. My eyes get fatigued with dark sock yarn.

Ginnie said...

Lovely long stitch picture, look forward to seeing this when it's complete.

Annie said...

The problem with stitching for guys... they never want wild colors or patterns!

But you work so fast I'm sure it will be done in no time.

I haven't seen a long stitch kit in years. That should be a fun diversion.

Terry said...

I love the long stitch! Can't wait to see it all done. I did a cross stitch on dark blue once. It was a white owl and it's beautiful (although not finished yet). Never again will I work on a dark fabric like that!

Patti said...

This will be gorgeous. I hate black too when I'm stitching so I never ever stitch on black. But it will look great! Lots of Love Patti xxx

Elena said...

Oh, Jane, I know it is so hard to stitch on darker yarns...
Your new stitching project is beautiful!!!

Karan said...

I never finished the black jumper I started for DH, many moons ago, so I'll be rooting for you! :0)