Back in September I told you about a lovely yarn I had bought. And my plan to make my first knitting project with cables: pulse protectors from the Vampire Knits book (I posted about it here). Now they’re finished and it’s been quite a journey.
I’m not very good at knitting yet. Still, I know how to knit and to purl. And I’m not the one to stick with scarfs in stockinette or garter stitch forever. So I was looking for something more challenging. So I chose a pattern that isn’t knit in the round (Handling four to five needles at once? Not yet!!!) but has got a nice cable pattern. I felt like an idiot at first, trying to handle the cable needle. More then once the needle simply dropped and my stitches were ready to begin a new life in freedom
I think I frogged the beginning of the first mitten three to four times until I worked it out. But then it went rather smoothly. And I’m really happy with the outcome. True, I have to work on my seaming skills. But all in all I’m very proud I handled a cable pattern at this stage of my life as a knitter (oh, that sounds so nice )
While the yarn was wonderful to work with (and there’s almost a whole skein left to be turned into something beautiful) it IS wool after all. So after wearing them for some days, the wool starts to felt and I have to remove those little lints. Maybe I’ll treat myself to one of those lint shavers.