Saturday, 28 February 2009

Is this classed as colour?

The boys had ice skating in the morning, so I was going to stitch the "D" on the serviette. I took my needle and my floss and began to settle myself to begin stitching when I realised that I had forgotten a very important piece of equipment-scissors! Now I don't mind biting through one strand of cotton, but I didn't think trying to do it through six strands of DMC was a good idea.

This meant I had to settle for my book, rather frustrating as the two hours they were skating would have been more than enough time to complete the stitching. By the time we got home, the urge for embroidery had gone, so I found something to knit.

This is some of the yarn I bought reduced last year (£3.99 for 10 balls) and will be knitted into a summer top. I thought the sunny weather needed a bit of encouragement, and even if we don't get summer, no harm in dreaming.

The yarn is Sirdar Fresco and as you can see it has bobbley bits along the yarn. These feel like velvet and once knit up, it feels very soft.

This is a great relaxing knit, all in stocking stitch, so perfect for relaxing in the evening.

I had better get "D" stitched today or else DS2 will think I don't love him.

10 comments:

Gaynor said...

That is a lovely colour, I saw that yarn on readicut's sale..wish I had bought some now lol
Like I need more to do hehe

Terry said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors! :0)

Rudee said...

You got 10 balls of yarn for that price? Amazing. I like the color but wonder how it will be to knit texture wise.

Patti said...

This is a lovely non-color if you want mho but it's my favorite. Love Patti xxx

Miss 376 said...

Rudee-Once you get used to the feel of the bobbles, it is no different from knitting with normal yarn, and it is so soft when knitted up

karen said...

how frustrating forgetting your scissors. I would have been demented!

Elena said...

I am so sorry that you forgot your sciccors...
Love how the yarn looks like in knitting!

Annie said...

I love those yarns that knit up to feel so soft and don't require fancy stitches to look interesting. That was a great deal!

And reading isn't a bad thing. ;-)

hokgardner said...

Forgetting scissors is nothing! My mother recently went on a week long trip to Mexico with everything she needed to knit two different projects - everything except knitting needles. She searched high and lo and could't find any needles in any shops.

Patty said...

That really looks pretty, although I am very jealous of you right now. I still have yet to figure out how to knit a stitch. I truly wish you could show me how.