Some people hate stockinette but I love it with a passion. My new sweater has very little stockinette and thus does not keep me happy. See, there is a lot of purling going on. I have thought about turning the inside out to get to knit instead of purl but it feels a bit awkward to be having the right side in the inside and that being the case I have been occupied elsewhere…
The other day I was going through the few crochet patterns I have and that reminded me that there is a place for crocheting and it actually is quite nice. But being me I had to try crocheting with these.
And Amanda got a little lace edging to her underpants. (I know the lace is not perfect but with practice it will get better. I am going to crochet some more definitely.)
Little girls were promised new socks earlier and even though I had a temptation to give them as Christmas presents I know that the girls do not appreciate wool socks as such, so they'll have them as soon as they are done. I finished Amanda’s white merino stockings (need to sew in the ends yet) and knitted another pair with Appleton crewel wool. Both times used 1,5 mm needles and was thinking that I need to buy smaller ones.
The sight of the striped stockings taking a bath was too good to pass without taking a picture.
I still have not solved the purling issue with the Winter Forest, so I guess I need to find my happiness elsewhere. And besides, everybody is knitting socks at the moment.