After work on Saturday I went for a walk down to the new(ish) yarn store in Old Town – Fibre space. I had a pattern in mind that I had found on Ravelry a few months ago…the Wurm (pls note – links to a .pdf file)
The store itself is totally awesome, a very warm welcoming environment…for the first time in a knitting store i actually felt comfortable enough to browse as long as i wanted. I had actually spotted the yarn i ended up buying right as I walked in the store, but i decided to keep looking in case something else grabbed my fancy I was taken by a few other yarns, but i think i will save my pennies and go back again in a month or two to get more pretties..
This is the beautiful hand-dyed Madelinetosh yarn that i ended up getting for my new hat. I grabbed a set of dpn’s as well as some interchangeable circular needles, which i need for this project and will certainly be handy to have in the future. I cast on over the weekend and am actually speeding through the beginning of the pattern – this was after I made the Wee-b sit with his arms outstretched for half an hour as I hand-wound the yarn into a ball. I think i may need to look into a ball winder for the future. Knitting on four dpn’s always seems so daunting, but after a while you hit a bit of a rhythm and it all comes together. Soon i can switch over to the circular needles which makes things a lot easier and a hell of a lot faster.
It feels good to be knitting again. Last weekend I managed to finish a third mouse fillet, so I just need to felt and stuff them, then I can send them off to their new homes. According to others who have knitted the Wurm, its a fairly straight forward and fun pattern so I’m looking forward to getting it finished so that I can wear it before winter is all over red rover.