I'd done some two-colour knitting recently & realised I needed the practise - it's been a long time. Oh, the finished legwarmers looked ok, & worked (so our daughter tells me), I just wasn't that happy with they way they'd knitted up.
So I found a wonderful blue woollen yarn, & a ball of Opal Planete in lots of shades of green, plus some leftover turquoise & some pale green. Go for the "full bluebell woods in the spring with all the other leaves coming out & blue sky" look, I thought.
Then I started knitting. & came up with the idea I'd seen blogged about of knitting with one colour in each hand. Which is where things began to go pear shaped.
- Step 1 - try knitting the sock that way. Oh dear, the needles, which are metal, keep slipping out, & I'm wondering how to cope with holding the dpns & the yarn in my left hand (I knit English style).
- Step 2 - get two needles & some more yarn. Try teaching myself to knit Continental style. How do you hold the yarn in your left hand so it runs evenly?
- Step 3 - get on with knitting other projects. One really is winter knitting & now that Spring has sprung . . .
- Step 4 - go visit some bluebell woods locally cos they're coming out right now. Yup, colours are a good likeness.
- Step 5 - decide these socks are very nice but I'm not going to make the April deadline. Not this year anyhow.
- Step 6 - visit our local DIY shop to see whether they sell 2.75mm diameter dowelling.
- Step 7 - make a set of 2.75mm dpns or, if answer to Step 6 was "No"
- Step 7(alternative) - traipse off to LYS & buy some wooden 2.75mm dpns.
- Step 8 - wonder if it's really all worth it for a pair of socks.
So they're currently in the wip pile. I shall return to them, honest! Once I've mistressed knitting Continental style on two needles, then on (wooden) dpns & at a decent speed!