i mark exam papers every year, so get a nice lump sum of cash each summer on top of my usual wages- instead of frittering it away i am seriously thinking about getting a wheel etc & having a go at spinning my own wool
anyone have any ideas of start up costs? (I am in the uk)
any general words of advice very very gratefully received! thank you in advance
i have oodles of sublime Luxury Soft Cotton DK to use up (thank you ex of mine, about the only thing you ever got right was buying me this!) - whats the best sort of thing i can use it for, as i usually knit with 100% wool? am thinking something for meeeeeee, but what will hang best? will it work for a top down raglan cardi, for example?
thanks to confirmation that i was going about it the right way, i managed the actual knitting on circular needles fine (in fact its one of the neatest pieces of knitting i have done)
BUT i would be lucky if it fit my thigh, never mind my body!
i used aran weight wool, on 5mm needles - i suspect the wool was far too thick - i have loads of dk wool to use, if i try that with the 5mm (i usually use 4mm with dk) is it likely to come out larger sized? or am i being even more dim than i suspect? do i just need to cast on more stitches? help please!
i think i am trying to run before i can walk (ie am going for pretty ambitious things to knit then getting very frustrated when they are less than perfect)
i am going to try this: Minisweater, a.k.a. Boobholder, by Stefanie Japel
my silly question is this: am i right in thinking it is done on circular needles because it is knit in one piece (to save seaming i assume), & there would be too many stitches to go on a straight needle? is it as simple as that? i just knit backwards & forwards as i would on 2 straight needles, knit then purl?
oh, & the only time i tried my circular needles, they got so tangled that i wanted to lob them out the window, how do i sort that, soak them in warm water maybe?
sorry, i am tired & frustrated - i dont cope well with not being able to do something!! any help very gratefully received