Seeing Spots

Standard

It’s taken a little while, I lose my knitting buzz every so often, most of the time it’s because I’m too tired to concentrate and for yarn wrestling but I’ve finished my latest project.

I found it in a new knitting magazine called Knit Now and it’s a hot water bottle cover designed by Brenda Castiel called Jelly Bean.  Now I may have limited skills but I did make a few alterations to the colour scheme and I chose to knit in DK acrylic from my stash as it was the same tension.

Instead of the funky bold colours in the pattern, I knitted it up in a two colour scheme, purple and red.  The colours I want in my bedroom!  I’ve never seen a hot water bottle cover knitted up from the bottom before either, most of the patterns I’ve seen rely on a sort of envelope/cushion opening about halfway up the back and I’ve knitted two of those before.

Oh and it was knitted in the round.  Yes, in the round!  This is the very first project that I’ve knitted in the round so that was a little bit scary.  I did twist it but it doesn’t really notice because of the drawstring opening, or at least that’s what I’m going to tell myself.  I found the first section of ribbing particularly difficult but I do struggle with 1×1 rib anyhow, my head can’t keep up with that quick a pattern change unfortunately and it has a little wonky patch on the neck too but thankfully on the first half where it’s hidden under the roll back.  But then I’ve never kidded myself that I’m a first class knitter!

So apart from these wee technical hitches (oh, and two small holes either side of the ‘neck’ where I picked up the stitches but they were easily darned) that were entirely of my own making I’m sure, how did it turn out?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What do you think?

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “Seeing Spots

  1. Anonymous

    If you want to know how to clear your acne by attacking the root of the problem then this article is for you. If on the other hand you’re searching for quick and simple remedies that you can just concoct at home and throw onto your face for a few hours then this isn’t the right article for you. I’ve read a number of articles about “how to clear acne” and it’s incredible how so couple of of these articles tell you to look inside your body for the solution instead of preaching about a new lemon and psyllion husk mixture that will clear your acne in two days flat.

  2. Anonymous

    Acne treatment review does not only guide consumers to the right product, it also trigger manufacturer awareness that there are eyes watching their every move, and should come up with only the best and effective pimple treatment remedy for the buying public.

  3. Seth Suladrena

    Now I in you without a body move through her something more than her will speak, the voice of Story as it comes into emergence.

  4. It looks fantastic! I lost my knitting buzz a couple of years ago, not even halfway through a pair of mittens… hope it comes back like yours has! Love the colors you used here.

    Thanks for stopping by Raising Humans yesterday!

  5. Great job! I used to knit many, many years ago and have forgotten how, but I want to take it up again this year. I wonder how I’ll fit that in with my writing, tutoring, violin practicing, piano playing, and volunteering. Oh, and I supposed to clean house and cook, too? Seriously?

  6. That’s adorable! I’ve always wanted to know how to knit, and when I see something like this that somebody has brought to life by hand, I firm up my resolve to learn some time BEFORE I lose my eyesight!

I'd love to know what you think, concrit is especially welcomed on fiction pieces. Thank you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s